I was going to post it yesterday, but I figured you were probably sick of the snippets by now. I was wrong and some people asked for the snippet, so here is Cornelius.
A hint of movement on the stairs made me turn. A Himalayan cat, his fur cream and chocolate, ran down the stairs, followed by a raccoon and a white ferret.
“Excuse me,” Cornelius said.
The three animals ran to his feet and sat, staring at him.
“I take it Matilda is awake.”
Three heads bobbed in unison.
Cornelius rose, took a sippy cup with a bright red top out of the refrigerator, and washed it under the faucet. The racoon stood up on her hind legs. Cornelius held the cup out.
“Take the juice to her and entertain her until I come up.”
“You are an animal mage.” They were so rare, I’ve only met one before.
“Yes. I’m not a Prime so you shouldn’t worry about me summoning a pack of wild wolves to rip you to shreds.”
“Why did you wash the cup?”
“Because if I don’t, Edwina will wash it for me. It’s instinct and she can’t help it. Unfortunately she can’t distinguish between the water from the sink and the water from the toilet, as both smell clean to her. Are we finished?”