If I lived in a tree, thought the cat, I would probably be a bird or something.
"Actually, no" the mind-reading parrot said "You'd be a cat who lived in a tree"
The cat, who couldn't speak Parrot, and therefore couldn't understand the parrot, continued his thoughts.
And if I were a bird, I'd have wings and would be able to fly. And it would be so much different from being dragged off the ground by- oh no.
The little girl walked in and picked the cat up.
"Hello my silly little kitten" she cooed as she walked out.