I totally meant to do that.
Cats are pretty complicated creatures, so it's impossible to say what exactly was going through this one's mind as it licked the kitten clean onto the floor. Was the mother so focused on the task at hand that she didn't realize the kitten was about to hit the deck? Or was this just an incredibly polite way to tell the kitten to get lost?
If it was just a case of a being new on the job, she clearly knows how to handle failure. Because she plays off the kitten's fall as if the plan all along was to teach the kitten how to properly fall off chairs. And judging by the sound of the thud when it hits the floor, the kitten is going to need a few more lessons.
(by Jonathan Corbett)