Gracelin and I had our first fight yesterday. She was playing in the living room when she suddenly dove forward and began licking the carpet (that hadn’t been vacuumed in about a week). I called her name, and she looked up with a tongue covered in fuzzies and a cat hair on her chin! Ewwww! I told her to stop – which I’m pretty sure she understood. But, she just went right back to licking. I again asked her to stop – this time in a more firm tone. She looked up again, and went back to licking. She was intentionally being defiant. I went over and picked her up to get her to stop licking, and she got upset. What a mean mommy I am to stop her from LICKING the carpet! Sheesh!