Cynthia: Hey Penelope! Come pose for a picture for Black Cat Appreciation Day.
Marcy (pouting): I can’t believe it. Penelope kitten gets her own day?
Marcy: We have to appreciate her all day? She’s going to be so full of herself.
Penelope Kitten very solemnly perches on the red pillow and poses very seriously for the camera.
Cynthia: It’s okay Penelope. You can smile.
Penelope Kitten continues to look very serious.
Cynthia (taking photos): Smile P! click click click C’mon. Smile! click click click Why so serious, Penelope?
Penelope Kitten pulls out a crumpled piece of paper and begins her speech.
penelope kitten (clearing her throat): ahem… ahem… ahem…
in honor of black cat appreciation day i appreciate many things. they are…
my pink paper ball
my dry crunchy treats
my big brother, tabby cat Hamlet, who is always nice to me and gives me his food
my mom, Cindy, for failing to find me a home even though she tried really hard
my dad, Freddy, for giving me belly rubs
my big sister, Marcy, for giving me advice and sharing her sunspots
Marcy: Gasp. I never share my sunspots. You take them.
Cynthia: Ah, Marcy…
Marcy: It’s true. And Hamlet doesn’t give her his food. She takes it from him.
penelope kitten: and so. in conclusion. i am the luckiest kitty in the world to have such a wonderful family who loves me too.
happy black cat appreciation day.
Marcy: Plus, she’s so stupid she got the meaning of the day backwards.
Cynthia (teary eyed): Ah, Penelope… instead of us appreciating you – you are appreciating us! You are just the sweetest…
Cynthia rushes over to Penelope and gives her kitty smooches. Penelope Kitten gloats and purrs.
Marcy (grumbling under her breath): She’s so manipulative. And everyone falls for it. Hmpf.
penelope kitten: i’ll give you a kitty kiss, marcy.
Marcy: Yuck. Keep your kitty spit away from me!
Marcy races off to the other room.
penelope kitten: i win. #blackcatsrule.
*You might also like:
Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!
my post from last year about the origins of Black Cat Appreciation Day.