Dearest Redd, you are adorable! What a pretty little Fancy mouse you are. And what a sweet story you have to tell! We are so glad your dear person took you home after you were being beaten up by the other mice in the pet store. Now you live in the perfect home, complete with three lady-mice for companions! You and they and your dear person all love each other very much, don't you. What a delightful love-filled home you share!
Congratulations, darling Redd, on being chosen today's Pet of the Day! We hope you and your dear sisters 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