Dearest Toribia, what a beautiful Red-Eared Slider you are! And what a delightful personality you have, too. You were the perfect gift from your dear friend's parents to him/her. Now you enjoy going outside for walks in the grass and sunbathing in a position that looks funny to your people. You are very kind with your own family but not always with others. You and your dear people love each other very much, don't you. What a wonderful love-filled home you share!
Congratulations, darling Toribia, on being chosen today's Pet of the Day! We hope you and all your family and friends are enjoying a fine celebration, full of fun and lovies and all your favorite games and treats.
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.
-- Sir Terry Pratchett (1948—2015), Sourcery