“That’s disgusting. You’re lucky you’re cute,” Hermione told Crookshanks, who ignored her and kept chewing on a leftover chicken leg bone.
“That cat has never been cute a day in his life,” Ron said casually, never looking up from his paperwork.
“Pay no attention to him, sweetheart,” Hermione crooned to the cat. “He’s just jealous.”
Crookshanks looked up at Hermione, glared at Ron, and proceeded to roll over and start licking the base of his tail instead.
Ron grimaced. “Now that’s disgusting.”
Hermione laughed as Crookshanks stuck his tongue out at Ron with a comical expression, then went right back to grooming himself.
“He’s just mad because he can’t do that,” Hermione assured the part-kneazle, who grunted in apparent agreement before returning to his previous activity.
Ron sputtered indignantly as Hermione collapsed in a fit of laughter.