We had the following conversation at bedtime last night:
Flea: Mummy, please may I have a fish?
Me: I thought you wanted a cat.
Flea: Well, I do.
Me: Well, what if the cat ate the fish? You can't have both.
Flea: Mummy, when the cat accidentally dies, can I have a fish?
If I was a cat arriving in our household, I'd be a bit worried.