January 26th, 1969 (Apple Studio): While Paul, George, and Ringo work on the arrangement for ‘Octopus’s Garden’, John teases Paul and Linda’s daughter Heather about her new pets.
HEATHER: We’ve got some baby kittens only about that big—
JOHN: Are you going to eat them?
JOHN: Lots of people do, you know. I don’t, I mean.
HEATHER: Kittens that have just been born yesterday, or a few days—
PAUL: On toast? On toast?
JOHN: You put pastry around them, and then you have cat pie.
HEATHER: A few days they were just born, weren’t they?
JOHN: Oh, you’d better wait a week or two before you eat them.
HEATHER: No, I’m never going to eat them!
JOHN: Aren’t you? Well, that’s very good.
HEATHER: And then we took the grown-ups, and one of them’s beautiful, like this Daddy cat. It’s got a big black spot there—
JOHN: Oh, you don’t eat them if they have black spots.
HEATHER: The other one’s like a tiger.
JOHN: You don’t eat them if they’re like tigers, are they?
HEATHER: You don’t eat any cats! They don’t taste good. [general laughter] And anyway, I’m just a pussycat who was just born.
JOHN: Are you?
PAUL: Okay, pussycat.
JOHN: There’s a good dog. Puss.
HEATHER: Stop keep – stop keep calling me “dog”, I’m a cat.
JOHN: Okay, cat.