“children and dogs do not respect me,” claims Claire Cottrill, aka Clairo, straight-faced. “Like, babies can’t stand you?” We clarify, from within the makeup musician attending to her brows. “No. They anything like me. They simply do not respect me personally. They see me personally as their equal. They treat me personally as another infant, and dogs treat me personally like another dog. I have simply always simply had no authority in my own human body.” We are both laughing now, but she is quite seriously interested in the known proven fact that pets and babies see something kindred inside her.