IT WENT A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
Alison: Hey, Dingy Cat.
Dingy Cat: Hey, human. I'm hungry.
A: Listen, Dinge, we have to talk. I'm moving to a rooftop in another neighbourhood. Would you like to come with me?
DC: Thanks, but no thanks. This is home. I don't want to live somewhere else. I like sleeping under the bonsais. There are several people on the street who feed me.
A: Are you sure? I'd take good care of you.
DC: That's OK, human. I like it here. I don't want to be trapped up on a roof. Are you going to feed me now or not?
A: Sure thing, Dinge. Take care.
EEEK! See, I wasn't making it up: I did knit a Mouse-Along mouse!