"Hey, Ruk. What are all those little black things skittering around?"
"Baby cats. There's more, over there."
Their shift over, the two quietly observed the furry creatures' antics while awaiting the transport ship. "The Extinction killed off most of the larger mammals on this planet, but those there are pretty hardy. Earth-beings used to joke that they had nine lives," he winked.
"Huh. They're kinda cute. Do they bite?"
"Eh...when you first catch 'em up, yeah. They tame down okay, though, if you get 'em when they're real small like that.
"Wanna take home a couple for your kids?"