Taylor: Jan says we are a strange bunch. I think we're perfectly normal cats.
Percy: What about Marcus?
Taylor: I wouldn't call him perfectly normal about anything. Marcus must be related to Micah.
Percy: Why would you say that?
Taylor: Do you remember this picture of Micah sitting in a cast iron skillet on the stove? He said the pilot light keeps the pan warm. (Butt Warmer Skillet)
Taylor: Then he took to sleeping with his head in the skillet.
Percy: He said it protected him from brain freeze.
Taylor: Jan got tired of washing the skillet without having used it, so she turned it over on the burner.
Percy: And Micah took to sitting on top of the bottom of the skillet. (There are no pictures. Just flip the skillet in your imagination.)
Taylor: Have you ever sat in or on a skillet to keep your brain or your butt from freezing?
Taylor: Have you seen any other of the Funny Farmer Felines doing so over the years?
Taylor: If Marcus could climb on the stove, do you think he would skillet-sit?
Percy: Now that you mention it, I do. He would need a much larger skillet, though.
Taylor: Don't worry, Jan has a larger one. I was just pointing out that skillet sitting or sleeping is not normal.
Percy: But I can see it now. When we're freezing next winter, we won't care about "normal". We'll have to all huddle together on the stove for warmth.
Taylor: In that case, we'll probably need a bigger skillet.