Animals in meetings are funny. They just are. Whenever I'm stumped for a cartoon, I take a random species, populate a conference room with it and see what happens. For this cartoon it was cats. What would they talk about? What was their agenda? Would they all be asleep? Before this final version I think I had them on their smartphones comparing nap scheduling, but I ended up with something inspired by one of my own cats. When asked to move off of my spot on the couch, she looked at me for a moment, then at the paw she'd been licking, and then kept licking as if I were never there.