Dear Phil Collins,

I don’t know what could be a better gift than opening up communications with you personally, this is such a treat.  Sadly, there is still more than a month to go before Christmas and I’d hate to have nothing to look forward to.  Normally I go nuts picking out gifts for my friends and family, but we’re really scaling back this year.  I’d blame the economy but it’s probably all the sweet stuff I’ve bought for myself this year that’s the cause.  Good hi-fi equipment makes listening to Phil Collins so much more pleasurable, though, so I’m sure you can understand where I’m coming from.  In 2007 Phil comes first!

Anyway, my partner and I are looking at getting a new cat, so that’s kind of like our big present for each other.  I fell in love with this furry little guy named Austin.  He was kind of skittish at first but then crawled right into my lap and I was immediately smitten.  He seems about the right age, but he had claws and I don’t think we’re in a position to take a cat with front claws right now, unfortunately.  So I’m super bummed. 

There are so many great cats out there though that I’m sure we’ll find a good one.  Miya seems really nice but she’s been sick recently and we’re not sure if that’s something we can take on right now.  Some of the other declawed cats we’ve found aren’t necessarily good with other cats, which is another problem.  Otter (great name!), for example, hasn’t lived with animals.  Same deal with Lotus

I’m gettin’ all choked up thinking about these homeless cats.  Better sign off for now.  Send me your e-mail address if you want to be able to get my letters quicker.


Your Cat-Lovin’ Fan