He supposed it all started with cats. Felinus familarius or whatever the scientific name actually was. They had been around Edam as long as he could remember. And he had been able to talk to them almost as long.
My mom might find me in my room choking to death due to lack of oxygen from laughing. Which is pretty weird because its currently 1:50 in the am
Good question...my dad said it was a sign of respect on their side or something like that