Dearest Kyra, what a beautiful sleek shiny little black kitty you are! And at only six months old, you are still a growing girl. You have the prettiest face, with those lovely pale green eyes looking straight out at me. You look so soft, curled up there with your tail wrapped around you, I'd love to reach over to Kansas and pet you!

You are great fun, aren't you, with your "carpet surfing," and you love attention. And you know just when someone is sad and needs some comforting, which you provide with your loud purr and kisses. What a wonderful Christmas present you were for your family! You and they enjoy each other all year long, and what a wonderful home full of love you all share.

Congratulations, darling Kyra, on being selected today's Cat of the Day! We hope you and your whole family are enjoying a fine day of celebration, full of fun and lovies and all your favorite games and treats, perhaps even a special serving of beef jerky, pizza pockets and popcorn!