Can a ranged cast also count as a touch if done right next to it?
Where this came up:
My wizard player wants to have their owl familiar cast floating disk so the wizard can sit on the disk and have the owl fly along the ground with the disk following it 20 ft away like a magical floating sled.
They know you can cast a spell through the familiar as though the familiar had cast it so long as it's a touch spell, I point out it's not a touch spell, it has a casting range of 30ft. They say sure, but the owl is casting it right underneath its feet which is touch distance. Any ranged distance includes all ranges shorter than that distance, so it would have to include touch wouldn't it?
It's kind of hard to fault that logic, does that work under RAW?