Allie and I had a rough day. Everyone was sick, and we were trying to work while simultaneously spreading anti-bacterial solution on everything the sick people touched.
It was quite a stressful situation and, eventually, we decided we were going to need massages.
I told her about they way my cat back home, Jersey, will rub my back and that I just hadn't quite gotten Cijay to do it.
"It's kind of gross," I said. "But I heard that the reason some cats will do that is because they weren't weaned right. So, they're basically trying to pump milk."
Allie, being an animal hater, anyway, thought this was disgusting. She wrinkled up her nose and exclaimed "Someday there's going to be lactation all over your back!"
I busted a gut or two laughing, thinking of how my back was just going to open up and start squirting milk.
After my laughter had subsided and I thought the conversation had ended, Allie still had more to say. "I bet it smells gross, too. I mean, come on, it's coming from a cat!"
I finally realized she didn't understand.
"Ew! No! Ew! They're trying to pump milk from their mom! You know how baby kittens do???"
"Oh thank God! I thought you meant they were milking themselves!"