The Mechanical Kitty

Little Girl wanted a “Fur Real Friend” for her birthday. This is a pretend pet who acts like a real pet, except it needs batteries, and it doesn’t poop.

So I went to Wal Mart to buy one for her. I found a cute kitty one I thought she’d like and put it in my cart. I pressed the button on its paw and it meowed prettily, sounding just like a real cat! How adorable.


Then I went to do the rest of my shopping. The kitty kept meowing, even though no one was pressing its paw. (Maybe it was light and motion activated, I thought.) It sounded so real that people kept turning to look, wondering who had brought a cat to Wal Mart.


After I’d finished shopping, I put my purchases in the car. The mechanical kitty kept meowing all the way to the car, and all the way out of the parking lot and into the street. That thing would NOT STOP! It was starting to really bug me. Why wouldn’t it shut up?


I parked and crammed it into as many plastic bags as I could find in the car, hoping to block the light/motion censor so it would be quiet. I put the shrouded box into the back of the car.


Then I waited. The kitty was silent. FINALLY! I started driving again, and….

Oh no. 



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