Thursday, February 16, 2006

who’s the most cutest kitty-witty in the world? #1

I just started volunteering at the Friends of Animals Foundation. I have this idea that I’m researching a novel, but it’s not supposed to be a novel about adorable kitty cats—and yet, the two times I’ve been to FAF, I’ve been overwhelmed with adorableness and the realization that I could easily populate a novel entirely with feline characters. In hopes of staving that off (and maybe finding someone a home), I present a new weekly-ish Bread and Bread feature: Who’s The Most Cutest Kitty-Witty In The World?

This week, the answer is
Kalahari. She’s basically your high school student body president: pretty but too busy getting straight A’s and coordinating pep rallies to notice. If she were more popular, you’d hate her, but she’s a bit nerdy, a little too enthusiastic. Kalahari greets you at the door, even if you just went across the hall for a second to give some water to the kittens in quarantine. She watches you fill food bowls to make sure you’re doing it right. And in her quiet, contemplative moments, she sits on the windowsill and gazes at the tarp-covered rooftops behind the building she would really like to get out of. She looks up at you and wonders if you’re wondering what’s under those tarps too.

2 comments:

Tracy Lynn said...

Man, I can't do volunteer work at shelters, because I just want to take home ALL the kitties. I just love them. Every single damn one of them is, to me, the best damn kitty in the world.
I'm a total sap about this.

Cheryl said...

I am too, but this particular place isn't quite as heartbreaking because it's a no-kill shelter, and the animals receive such good care that even though they should ideally have individual homes, they already have a pretty good one.