|Academic cat companion in a more helpful mode.|
What I understood: Please let me in, it's cold outside.
What the cat actually meant: I have a bird to play with, may I bring it in?
What I said: Fluffy, no, no! (inarticulate shrieking)
This is not what the doctor ordered when it came to vocal rest.
The bird is gone, the cat is annoyed with me, I may now return to my regularly scheduled lunch.