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Letter: Viva el gato

Years ago my young daughter had a cat named Whitey. The cat was almost totally nocturnal.

One night about 2 a.m. I was awakened by a loud squawking noise. When I went out to investigate, I found Whitey standing over a half-dead chicken. I quickly went into the house and got a hammer with which I quickly dispatched the chicken with one quick blow to the back of its head.

Looking back and remembering the look in Whitey’s eyes and how proud he looked, I have come to believe that he had no malicious intent toward the chicken and was simply dragging it home to help provide for our family. As for outlawing roaming cats, I say, viva el gato and bon appétit.

Walter Young


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