A true story...
"So you would like to pay attention to Ruby now, eh?
Ruby KNOWS you fuss over those stupid kittens in that room, you know."
"Roo can't even look at you."
"What's that? You love Ruby better than them? Well, of course you do!"
"Now prove it by petting Ruby on the splotch."
"Come on... a little bit closer. Okay, okay, the Roo will slide in your direction and... "
"Oooph... Ruby meant to do that."
Someone (and I'm not naming names) is ever so slightly jealous of the midgets in the front room. She requests more time and attention be paid to her instead.
No Rubies were harmed in the tumble off the stairs.