Driving from Addo Elephant Park to Schotia Nature Reserve, my friend Tonje and I discussed the way people behave around small children. We could not understand how babies transform the people we know. Especially girls who are a few years older than us, dissolve before our very eyes into squeaking, cooing creatures unable to maintain a normal conversation, whenever a small child walks by. We decided we were completely above this nonsense. Then we fantasized about getting PHDs.
However, we had forgotten to include the XKCD law of cat proximity in our calculations:
And then we met a really big kitty.
And I am sorry to admit this, but we squeaked and cooed.
. but look at him. He’s a kitty!
I’m sorry. I have lost the ability to write coherent sentences now that these pictures are in front of me. This is even worse than the elephants.