I had to write this down before I forgot. My son Jamin was just sitting on his bedroom floor. This is our conversation:
me: what are you doing, reading a book?
Jamin: ya I'm reading a book to my kitty
me: oh that's good
Jamin: you know what? if she (kitty) puts one paw out that means she wants to scratch, and you have to smack her and tell her who's boss, but if she puts two paws out that means she wants a hug.