Trrrrring! I am at my friend Susan's house and the phone rings.
Susan 'Hi, who is there?... Oh hi Sylvia! ... Yes, your mom is here, do you want to talk to her?'
Me 'Hi Sylvia, what can I do for you?'
Sylvia 'Tiger just puked!'
'Oh no! That is not good. I am glad you have many able people around you to help you clean up.'
'I want you to clean it up!'
'Well, I am at Susan's house right now, and can't really do it from here.'
She wasn't ready to hear excuses like that 'I want you to come home and clean it up and then you can go back to your Susan's house.'
'I don't think I am quite ready to do that, why don't you ask Tara to help you clean it up?'
'No!!!! You should clean up your OWN kitty puke, you know!'
Eventually could convince her that it was ok to have my friend help her clean it up.