This morning as Zion was petting Ajax I noticed he seemed to be concentrating his attention on Ajax's ears. Not behind his ears, as cats often like, but on his little prick ears (This cat's tolerence is amazing). I asked him what he was doing.
"Mama, I want Ajax to look like a nice cat, so I am polishing his ears".
Actually, we've been reading a book where a goat has her horns and hooves polished as part of her daily care- clearly they origin of this idea. I like how readily Zion substituted "ears" for "horns" and his eagerness to ensure that his cat would be race-ready.