Finally, the answer to yesterday’s question, who chomped whom?
Chun chomped Sprocket!
It appears that the majority of peeps, who are excellent and fair judges of feline character, believed that the chompage was mutual, and only a couple suspected Sprocket alone. Sprocket was, indeed, innocent. This time. I admit that Sprocket may bear some of the guilt from his past and current sprocketty behavior, but Chun was unwilling to give him a chance and chomped preemptively, after giving his little brother one of the most disdainful glares in the history of felinity. Sprocket never had a chance to chomp. In Sprocket’s further defense, he did not start the bopping until AFTER Chun chomped him. Having legs that are both shorter and fewer in number than the average cat, Sprocket excels when he can get a running start and use his momentum to enhance his sprocketting. Ambushes are his forte. Without the aid of stealth and speed, he has little chance of winning. Chun knows this and took advantage of it. Moreover, it is unreasonable for Chun to assume that just because Sprocket chomps him sometimes, he will chomp him all the time. Chun himself was chomping his Miao Uncles before Sprocket was even born. Unfortunately, Chun is not open to rational persuasion.
Even as I am speaking, Sprocket is settling down on the couch near Mani. He is a reformed Sprocket, or at least a reforming Sprocket. Perhaps the answer to the group photo conundrum is to have the Miaolings pose on the Magic Couch.