Sally, Lady, no made up story – true relating of facts.
The grandchild spent his first five years surrounded by our flock of cats. He and the cats worshipped each other and he viewed them as being absolutely equal to his human family in every way. The only two points on which we ever told him that “that wasn’t for people” was the matter of cat food and when we caught him trying to groom his friends using cat methods. Apart from that, he was the complete cat whisperer in every way. Chunks was always his special friend and whether deep in conversation or sitting in companionable silence those two were best of buddies. Hopefully the little guy will grow up retaining his special affection for animals.