Now, it was Grandma who was confused.
"I laughed for a good five minutes," Eric said. "She didn’t realize what I was laughing about until I started pointing out the pointy nose and skinny tail. She didn't realize he wasn't a cat."
This all came as a shock to Eric's grandmother. She needed to see for herself. But her reaction upon learning the truth about dear Tete couldn't have been kinder.
"She kinda just sat there," Eric recalled. "Then she got a little closer ... and slowly looked up at me with the biggest grin on her face and said, 'Well, he hasn’t bothered me yet, so I’m OK with him being here!'"