The Extremely Over-Protective Mummy's Handbook

"Cats can suffocate babies", she said, suddenly gripping the infant carrier. "I'm happy to take them to the vet for you, for, you know what. And I'm happy to pay for it. As a Christmas present." "You want to kill the cats for me?" I said. "As a Christmas present?" She looked away from me for a moment, and then nodded, her eyes filling with tears.