The difference between velociraptors and kittens

This past Christmas, Canelo did not knock over our Christmas tree once. (I know, shocking right? What sort of self-respecting cat is he?)

However, he did chew through the cord for our lights. The Seven-Year-Old refused to believe it.

Daddyo: “I saw it. It was definitely him. Remember, he is a velociraptor with an outsided sense of entitlement.”

The Seven-Year-Old: “Don’t be silly. Velociraptors don’t have entitlement.”

(Image: Matt Martyniuk)

Humble. (Image of velociraptor by Matt Martyniuk)

(Photo: Shala Howell)

Not. (Photo: Shala Howell)

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to The difference between velociraptors and kittens

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