Her cat can hear but doesn't drink tea.
Her husband can't hear and doesn't drink tea either.
She drinks coffee and tea, depending on the time of day
and the circumstances.
Both the cat and her husband are real,
although often she wishes they were not.
She has always engaged in a lot of wishful thinking.
It might even be a hobby of hers.
More likely it is merely human behavior
that starts in childhood when what is real
and what is imaginary walk the same fine line.
Wishful thinking can take you everywhere and nowhere.
So much depends on where you want to go.