If your cat were sick and you had a choice of giving it medicine for the rest of its life or a single but expensive radiation treatment, which would you choose? That’s the dilemma facing a cartoonist who must decide whether to give a cat radiation treatment.
The problem with radiation treatment is that the cat might sneeze and spray radioactive snot all over the house. Could such radiation endanger the inhabits of the house as well? That’s the question facing the cartoonist. Given a choice between saving your cat and endangering your own health, what would you do?