Meet Pokey (shown left), Grumpy Cat's slightly more upbeat bro.
"Grown-ups killed my kitty, my best friend," begins 8-year-old Rayden Sazama's letter to his local newspaper:
My kitty's name is Toothless. ... Last week he didn't come in at night. ...
On Wednesday after work my dad went to the animal shelter as it was closing. ... They let my dad in to look at the cages, and there was Toothless! ... The lady at the shelter said it would be OK and told him to come back the next day and we could get Toothless. ...
My dad went back the next day to get our kitty and they told him they didn't have any long-haired black cats. ... The same lady that told my dad to come back the next day said she was sorry. She had forgotten to leave a note to tell the people my dad would be there for Toothless and they had just killed my cat that morning. She had just forgotten to write a note to save a member of my family. They killed him and I don't know why. ...
Now I don't know what to do. My cat Toothless is dead; the people that killed him didn't even give him to my dad so we could bury him. What do I do now?
Poor lil' Rayden. Read the letter in its devastating entirety here.
Karl Lagerfeld recently sat for leading fashion rag Women's Wear Daily, and the resulting interview is notable less for the Chanel designer's style insights than his revelation that he is obsessed with a friend's 9-month-old kitten that he refused to return after caring for her over Christmas -- "I thought she was too cute."
According to the Los Angeles Times:
Choupette dines with Lagerfeld for lunch and dinner ("She doesn't want to eat on the floor," he noted). She knows her way around an iPad. And she has two "personal maids" who cater to her every whim "both night and day," he said. "She is beyond spoiled." If you're scratching your head wondering what the two kitten minders do all day, Lagerfeld goes on to explain: "We do keep a diary. When I am not there, the maids take down, in little books, everything she did, from what she ate, to how she behaved, if she was tired, and if she wasn't sleeping," he said. "In the nine months, we already have almost 600 pages." "I think it could be funny to make a little book of Choupette's diary," he added.
Don't miss the kitten's fake Twitter account, @ChoupettesDiary, which appeared shortly after the interview went viral.