A cat’s letter to Santa

Published 10:43 am Thursday, December 24, 2020

AlleyCat

[Note: Although this letter didn’t arrive in time for the special section printed on Dec. 23, it has still been sent to Santa Claus.]

Dear Santa,
It’s me, Alleycat!
First off I want to say I’m sorry for taking the Christmas tree down well a few times last year. Okay I know you are aware that I’m still taking the light bulbs off of the tree. I’m sorry but it’s so much fun! I have little Christmas light bulbs hid everywhere but I have not knocked over the tree yet ..yay!
I’m 2.5 years old now. I have grown and learned so much. I try to be good but I’m just so curious that it gets me in to trouble sometimes like when I knocked the baby birds out of their nest. Overall my Mom says I’m so sweet, loving and good most of the time. John says I’m like a sour patch kid, sweet then sour.
I have become a good frogger at the stream and quick at catching mice. I still haven’t caught the squirrels and rabbits but it’s fun just chasing them.
I would love to have a unicorn blanket for Christmas! Maybe even some treats or a  new sparkling collar. If you think I have been good enough please bring me a cozy hide in bed. Thank you!
Please bring John and my Mommy a special gift. They deserve it for taking such good care of me, yes they spoil me. Send my love and kisses to Jazzycat in heaven, I still miss him.
Santa please help find good, loving furever homes for all the cats & dogs in shelters, homeless or just not being taken care of. They deserve to be loved and taking care of too.
I wish for everyone to have a Merry Christmas! This year has been a hard one so I hope next year is a happier New Year bringing peace to everyone!
I will be in the window watching for you and your Raindeer. I can’t wait for Christmas!
Sending My Love
Alleycat Bishop
Carrsville, Virginia