Mary: Is Rosie going to learn to speak? Catsy: It is too early to say anything, but she seems like a normal feline baby. I'll have to do some tests, of course. Mary: So, how can I help? You wanted to ask some questions? Catsy: Yes. What I want to hear is your opinion. How much do you think Rosie understands about what's going on around her? Mary: Quite a lot. I have no idea what feline babies are supposed to understand by her age, but I already know she's got a sense of humor. At least when it comes to grandma Anika...
Bea: What are they doing up there? Kitty: Just talking. Catsy wants to ask Mary some questions about Rosie. Bea: What kind of questions? Kitty: I don't know. I guess she wants to know what Rosie is like. Bea: I could have told her that. Kitty: I'm sure she'll be happy to hear what you've got to say.
Riddick: Am I late? Kitty: No, Catsy is upstairs talking with Mary. Riddick: Why? Kitty: She wanted to ask Mary some questions. I guess you'll be next.
Zeke: So, is the blonde guy your new boyfriend? Ruby: Zeke, you are impossible! No, Billy isn't my boyfriend, not yet anyway. We've only been out that one time, but he did ask me to go out with him again and I said yes. Zeke: What's he like? Ruby: He's nice. He works in a nursing home. Zeke: I see. Well, if you want someone ordinary and boring... Ruby: He's not boring and there's nothing wrong with being ordinary. I think this conversation is over.
Billy: Hi, Ruby. Zeke: You're Billy, aren't you? I'm Zeke. Nice to meet you. We seem to have a mutual interest. Billy: What's that? Ruby: Zeke, it's time for you to go. Riddick will be back soon and he won't be happy to see you.
Billy: Who was that? And what was that talk about mutual interest? Ruby: He's my ex-boyfriend. Billy: Oh. Is he the reason why you don't go on dates? Are you planning to take him back? Ruby: Yes and no, in that order. It's definitely over, has been for a year, but it hasn't been easy. Billy: I understand. I'm glad you told me.
Riddick: Do you have any idea on what's wrong? Catsy: Not yet, but based on what Kitty and Mary told me, it looks like Rosie is developing otherwise quite normally. Riddick: Did you speak with Bea? Catsy: No, she's a bit too young to be able to provide useful information. Riddick: I wasn't thinking about that.
Riddick: Bea needs to feel that her opinions count. So, you speaking with her is more about her than about Rosie. You see, Bea isn't ours like Rosie, so we're making extra effort to make sure she doesn't feel like she's an outsider. Catsy: I see. I'll talk with her. Riddick: Thanks.
Riddick: What can I do? Catsy: I'd like to know a bit about your family history. What your parents and grandparents were, has this kind of thing happened before in the family, that sort of things. I mean, although it seems quite clear what kind you are, there is always the possibility... Is something wrong?
Riddick: Didn't Kitty tell you? I don't know anything about my parents, not even who they were. Catsy: I'm sorry. No, Kitty didn't mention it. I guess she didn't realize that I'd be asking you about them. You see, there was no need for me to ask about her family. Riddick: Why? Catsy: I know maybe more than I'd care to know. Kitty and I used to be friends a long time ago.
Riddick: Is this going to be a problem? Catsy: Well, it complicates things a little, but it's not a major problem. The background information isn't absolutely necessary for the testing, it's just a useful guide for deciding where to start. Riddick: You know, Kitty's grandma and mother were against us having children. I'm starting to wonder... Catsy: Nonsense. This could happen to anybody. Let's just concentrate on doing what we can for Rosie.
Later: Ruby: Is everything all right? What did she say? That specialist? Riddick: Too early to say anything. Ruby: I'm sure everything will be fine. You know, I read somewhere that really intelligent kids sometimes are slower in learning to speak, because their brains are busy with all sorts of other things. Riddick: Ruby, I appreciate you trying to cheer me up, but maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read.
Ruby: Zeke was here. Riddick: What did he want? Ruby: Relax. He just wanted to talk. I told him it could never work and he left. Riddick: He shouldn't have come here in the first place. Ruby: I guess he thought I wouldn't let him in, if he came to see me at home. Riddick: So, you're not giving him a second chance? Ruby: What good would it do? He is what he is and I can't change that. He should find someone like Cherry. I'm sure they were a much better suited pair than Zeke and I ever were.
Abby: He looks tired. Ruby: It's because of Rosie. They are so worried. Abby: You know, I've been thinking, maybe there is after all a valid logic behind the feline practice of keeping the gene pool clean. I always thought they are just snobs, but if the mixing produces problems like Rosie's... Ruby: Kitty and Chase are fine. Abby: I know. I was just wondering... Well, I guess we better leave that to people wiser than us.
Next day: Bea: Are Kitty and Rosie going to come home soon? Anika: I'm sure they'll be back any minute. Kitty said the tests shouldn't take the whole day. Bea: Why did Rosie have to go to those tests? Anika: It's just to make sure everything is all right. You don't need to worry about that.
Bea: Why didn't grandma Toffee come and stay with me and Mary? Anika: She had an appointment she couldn't cancel. Why are you asking that anyway? I can look after you just as well. Bea: But grandma Toffee likes us. Anika: I like you too. Bea: No, you don't. You just like Rosie. Anika: I... uh... I'm sure you know that's not true. Bea: It is.
Bea: Rosie likes us, Mary and me, and Mary isn't even a cat. Anika: You shouldn't talk about cats, it's rude. We are felines. "Cat" refers to our ancient forms, but we have evolved since that time. And of course Rosie likes you both. She thinks of you as her sisters and you are with her every day. Bea: If I'm Rosie's sister, why can't you be my grandma just like you're Rosie's grandma? Anika: Oh dear, I hate this logic stuff...
Adel: So you're not taking him back? Then you should forget him and move on. Ruby: I know, but it's not that easy. Adel: Well, it should be easier now. How are things with Billy? Ruby: He's nice and funny, but it's nothing serious. Adel: Who says it needs to be serious? Go out with him and have fun. You've got your whole life ahead of you.
Ruby: You make it sound so easy. Adel: It is, if you don't make it difficult. You're young and pretty and I'm sure there are a lot of guys who would love to go out with you, if you just gave them a chance. Ruby: I don't want to go out with a lot of guys. Adel: It's up to you, but I'm telling you that you're missing out on a lot.
Ruby: You haven't been going out with anyone else than Sleepy for a long time. Adel: That's different. I've had my fun and Sleepy has turned out to be much more than I expected. Besides, his kind live long - not as long as my kind, but longer than yours. Ruby: What's that got to do with it? Adel: Do you have any idea what it is like to have a relationship with someone whose lifespan is just a fraction of your own? Ruby: Oh, I haven't thought of it that way.