Dearest Willow, what a beautiful Tortie girl you are! My Tortie girl Poppy says "Hello, meow!" You are so pretty in those great photos, and what an adorable kitten you were! Your fur looks so soft, with such a nice colorful Tortie pattern, and what a sweet face you have, with your pink nose with the dark speckles, and those long, LOOOOOONG white whiskers and eyebrows, and the lovely sweet green eyes. I wish I could reach through the screen and around the world and Down Under to pet you! I can't, of course, but I know your loving and beloved Purrrsons will pet you for me .
And what a delightful Purrrsonality you have! You love to be stroked when you're in one of your special spots by a window. You get all smoochy and head-butty. You also enjoy walking around your Purrrsons' legs, wrapping your tail around their knees as you go by. When you were a kitten you enjoyed sitting on their shoulders like a little purring parrot. Now you are too big for that, but you still enjoy clinging to their shoulders when you're picked up. You and they all love each other dearly, don't you. What a wonderful love-filled home you share!
Congratulations, darling Willow, on being chosen today's Cat 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, maybe even some more potato chips!
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