It's hard being an animal lover sometimes, because you just can't save them all. There are millions of animals out there who need loving homes, but we can only fit so many in our homes. Well, one young girl wanted to help give a cat a home for the holidays, but the way she went about it is probably the funniest and most clever way imaginable.
13-year-old Peyton Grubisic wanted a cat more then anything. She had been sad since the family's 19-year-old cat passed away two years ago of old age. Peyton begged her father for a cat, hoping that he would let her adopt one from a shelter, but he kept saying no.
She wasn't about to give up. According to her sister, who shared the whole story on Twitter, Peyton decided that if asking wasn't going to work, she would have to try something else. That's when she took her negotiation tactic to a new level...
After spending an hour preparing her argument, Peyton started posting her new project all over the wall. She called it her "Wall of Sorrow" which contained drawings of crying cats, pictures of cats behind bars, and even messages like "your [sic] letting them die in a tiny box doing nothing but crying."
Petyton's birthday was coming up, so apparently she thought this would help convince her dad that she deserved another cat. "She thought it would show my dad how badly she wanted a cat and that she could take care of it," Danielle, her sister, said.
And guess what, it totally worked! Danielle said that "he eventually caved" and brought Peyton to the Watauga Animal Shelter where she met and fell in love with a two-year-old cat named Mittens.
"She loves her cat and they've been cuddling together since we got her," Danielle said. Her father is begrudgingly happy about the whole thing, but obviously Mittens doesn't care.
Mittens now doesn't have to worry about spending the holidays alone at the shelter, because she's got her new best friend Peyton looking out for her! Clever move, Peyton!