It’s tough being a baby. You have to learn and endless amount of things like walking, talking and making friends; heck, you even have to learn how to sleep. And just like all those other essential things, petting a cat is something that has to be learned over time.

I don’t think any child is born with the ability to pet an animal. Most first attempts seem to consist of a lot of grasping and tugging at the fur. Luckily, Hazel is pretty patient and also realizes that getting her fur or tail tugged on is still attention, so it can be tolerated.

I also have to mention that today is my wife, Meghan’s birthday! Meg is the best and happens to be the biggest CAAATS! fan on Earth, so it was fun posting this daughter-centric strip.