While I was cleaning tonight, I found something tiny and white and curved. Looked like a toenail clipping, but it was too white and too thick. Then I thought it might be one of Smacky’s claws — and it looked bloody. Did he tear one out… um… somehow?

But what it really looks like is a tooth. A tooth! I mean, baby humans lose their teeth, but it never occurred to me that a kitten would, too.

I grabbed Smacky and took him into the bathroom (better light in there) and pried open his jaw and it looked like he had all the normal complement of teeth in all the expected spots.

How weird. No, it’s probably normal. Probably is weirder that I want to save it as a keepsake, huh?

No, wait, don’t answer that.