Dear Aunt Fluffy,
Thank you for your kind letter inquiring as to Otto’s and my fates after leaving the litter. We are doing very well in our new homes.
I say “homes” in the plural because we are frequently shuttled back and forth between multiple houses and owners, but worry not — we have not been and do not anticipate that we will be separated from one another.
As to your inquiry into my personal development and admonitions that, being a rapidly growing kitten hastily nearing maturity, I should seek and cultivate skills so as to pursue an honest trade and not to fall prey to the evils of idleness: Your words on this subject I received with agreement and grave appreciation, and your inducements have led me to discard the hedonism and eschew the excess of my youth.
Since that time, I have been considering potential fields of pursuit to which to devote my physical and intellectual efforts. The first occupation to which I turned my newfound earnest efforts was baking.
Alas, as you can see, I have not met with much success. But I keep always in mind the gentle faith and strong character of dear Mother and the words of simple encouragement she always had for every seemingly overwhelming disaster. Though I never saw her or any littermates but Otto again after being removed from the bosom of the family at the tender age of 2 months, I shall cherish always the honest and cheerful demeanor with which she perservered even in the direst of circumstances.
I shall keep you current as to the course of my pursuits, my successes and setbacks, &ct., and I shall of course convey your dearest greetings to Otto as well. Until then I remain
Your faithful nephew,
Strange “Demon Observer” Quark Mokris-Binkovitz