Eddie watched as Tweak and Cat sniffed each other out. Cat, like her owner--or rather, like the one she owned--was intrigued by new things, and she seemed intent on discovering everything she could about Tweak. Cat stared at the kitten with an interested gaze, idly flicking her tail back and forth. Eddie had long since learned to distinguish between the interested tail flick and the angry tail flick, and this one was definitely not the latter. Cat seemed content to let Tweak sniff her out first, as she was quite a confident cat, much like the human who fed and sheltered and loved her.
Eddie "ahhh'd" as understanding dawned upon him. He had never known anybody who was deaf, or even hard of hearing, and had never even seen anyone sign before. He nodded, then, unable to stop the curiosity that had earned him his old House, continued: "Is it difficult to sign and speak at the same time?"