New Sherwood

How to ask your father for kittens

My girls wrote the book, apparently. Here’s their account of the whole affair: Kittens!!!

This nectarine pie was accompanied by the following heartfelt notes:

1. “MY dear father: PLEASE dady get us the kittin. – 4 y/o daugher

(Hmmm, this looks mighty suspicious. She writes a little too well for a four year old!)

2. “Dad PLEAS Let us get a kittin! i mean, its free, we (the kids) will take care of it. and you don’t have to help with it if you dont want to. pleas say yes. – 9 y/o daughter

3. “Dear Dad, May we please have a kitten? Hope you like the pie. Yours truly, Three daughters, one son, and a good friend.

So far, the “free” kitten has only cost $22.80 for cat food and kitty litter. And that very night I had a dream about kittens …. wonder what else they put in that pie.

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September 4, 2012 - Posted by | Family

5 Comments »

  1. We recently brought a kitten home, too, after our 13yo daughter fell in love with him and wrote a poem about him.

    Comment by Bill White | September 4, 2012 | Reply

  2. Something about girls and kittens, that’s for sure. Care to share the poem?

    Comment by Blogmaster | September 6, 2012 | Reply

    • Alas, it’s on the in-laws’ internetless computer in Indiana.

      Comment by Bill White | September 6, 2012 | Reply

  3. Delightful!

    When my daughter was a child the house was merry with cats, dachshunds, and girls. Much happiness.

    Although she is now all grown-up and living in The Big City, whenever she comes to visit she once again sits on the floor and baby-talks kittens and puppies.

    Comment by Mack Hall | September 9, 2012 | Reply

  4. Priceless memory. So how about a photo of the fortuitous feline? Just so you know, on our farm we have 5 cats who are quite good at keeping the rodent population under control and are far more eco-friendly than rat poison or traps. They are also fabulous at comforting the girls when the inevitable sorrows of life come crashing into their happy world. Nothing like purr medicine.

    Comment by plaincatholic | September 27, 2012 | Reply


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