Kitty paleontology

The kitty coprolites, with a Five-Year-Old finger for scale.

Daddyo, on finding pellets of dried play-doh on our dining room table: “What’s this?”

The Five-Year-Old, informatively: “The poop of the first kitties to ever walk the Earth.”

Mommyo, immediately: “I don’t want that on my table.”

The Five-Year-Old, pleadingly: “It’s just pretend!”

Daddyo, curiously: “It’s surprising to me that the first kitties pooped glitter.”

The Five-Year-Old, excitedly: “That’s the kitty Neanderthals. The Nermal kitties poop is plain.”

About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, muse about books and the writing life at, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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