The image of Dusty and Molly fixated by birds that are just on the other side of the screen door is included for fans of cat silliness, to whom I address this post (in part).


One of the best things about having cats is their "meant to do that" moments. Every cat owner has a favorite story about this. When I was a child, my cat fell in the toilet and then tried to walk it off like she meant to do that. Dusty does this maneuver all the time. In fact, she did it Wednesday, when she jumped up on my desk, landed on my iPhone, slipped off the desk and I caught her. She totally flounced away as if only the truly stupid could think that was an accident.

Reading this reminded me of those moments:

Steele: I am very introspective about things. I don't do -- I am a cause and effect kind of guy. So if I do something, there's a reason for it. Even, it may look like a mistake, a gaffe. There is a rationale, there's a logic behind it.

Lemon: Even with the current events in news--

Steele: Yeah.

Lemon: There's a rationale behind Rush, all that stuff?

Steele: Yup. Yup.

Lemon: You want to share it with us?

Steele: Sure, I want to see what the landscape looks like. I want to see who yells the loudest, I wanted to know who says they're with me but really isn't.

Lemon: How does that help you?

Steele: It helps me understand my position on the chess board. It helps me understand, you know, where the enemy camp is and where those who are inside the tent are.

Lemon: It's all strategic?

Steele: It's all strategic.