Yeah, Daniel; that sounds more reasonable.
BTW, though I enjoyed most of the tidbits Foster gave us for M'Ress and the Caitians in his ...Log novels, I was not too keen on his suggesting a common ancestry between the Caitians and Kzinti. That lil' flashback could have worked equally well without any mention of a "link". I mean, Kirk wasn't related to the Romulans, yet he passed himself off as one well enough to go unnoticed by a few random personnel.
Heh, heh, you do realize M'Ress had to shave her tail to pull off that stunt.