One of childhood’s great rites of passage is to try and convince your parents to get you a pet. We all have different approaches. Some of us just relentlessly asked over and over, “Can I have a dog? Can I have a dog? Can I have a dog? Can I have a dog? Can I have a dog?” While others tried the sneakier route of bringing in an undeniably cute stray and begging, “CAN WE KEEP HIM?” And some of us—not naming names—convinced our therapists to prescribe us a cat for our mental health, because what kind of parent is going to say no to their kid’s therapist?
But we digress. We recently heard about an 11-year-old named Romesa who took a slightly more unorthodox approach to convincing her parents to get her a cat. The intrepid young girl wrote a six-page report—wherein she cited facts, statistics, and personal opinions—to try and persuade her parents to make her cat dreams a reality.
Her sister, @sassysamosa, posted photos of Romesa’s report to Twitter, and they instantly went viral:
The report is titled “Why I would love a cat, Benefits of cats, and fixing problems. By Your Dear Old Lovely Daughter, Romesa” and while we have not fact-checked her findings, we can most definitely assert that her emotional pleas are rock-solid.
Among her subsections are:
CATS SAVE LIVES
People are 40% less likely to die from a heart attack if they own a cat.
PETS LIKE CATS CAN HELP US HEAL FROM TRAUMA
They are companions when family is not around, and can bring families together.
CATS CAN HELP KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY
People with cats have an 8% less chance of having to go to the doctors.
IT WOULD MAKE ME AND API HAPPY
Who doesn’t want their own children to be happy????
WE LOVE YOU, SO PLEASE GET US A CAT IT WOULD CHANGE OUR LIVES!!!!
Even better? Romesa is advocating for adoption because “Cats need our help!” She writes, “So many cats die everyday because they are homeless, abused or neglected by their owners. I recommend we get a cat from a rescue shelter, so we can save a cat’s live. Cats need us. They are dieing. What is better than saving a life? … Thank you for reading my Essay. I hope this convinces you to adopt a cat in need of a loving family and home. <3”
Good luck, Romesa! We hope your essay does the job!
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