My sister desired a cute kitten like nothing else. Yes of course like any 7 year old she would take full responsibility of being a kitty owner. Yes she would feed her every day and clean her litter too. No my parents did not believe it. They decided to have a “test run” with a shorter life span animal that would be sequestered to a cage.
She received a Guinea Pig for Christmas, which she named Christmas. She loved and cared for that animal for whole 2 weeks. Then the animal was moved to the back room and basically forgotten until she tragically died. I will not go into the circumstance of her earlier death. Well actually I am not allowed to until the trial has been completed.
Of course my sister was quite distraught. Due to the frost Christmas was placed in a shallow grave for her eternal rest. We woke the next morning to my sister screaming, “Christmas is all over the back yard.” Apparently our neighbor’s dog dug up her final resting place and decided to spread some Christmas cheer.