Abraham Lincoln’s favorite animal was, in fact, the kitten. Not the cat, mind you, but the KITTEN. So, then, you can understand how truly difficult it must have been for him to be unplugged from a parade of Christmas kittens – far more difficult than for the average man who, while liking kittens just fine, holds his especial esteem reserved for the otter or mongoose or some other of nature’s creatures.
– Count Dolby von Luckner