A DMK Bonus Production
You have a thirteen year old son, Nathaniel. Nathaniel is an animal lover and is especially fond of cats.
You currently have three cats and a guinea pig residing in your home. (Actually the cats would say you reside in their home.)
Your cats are Killer, Esther and Pumpkin. You acquired Killer from a shelter, Nathaniel "found" Esther as a stray a couple of years ago and Pumpkin is the result of a litter from a stray you took in over the summer. Pumpkin's mother, Pepper, was with you for a while but she decided to leave for greener pastures.
Today you ask Nathaniel and his visiting friend if they would go down to the local neighborhood grocery and pick up a few items. The boys always seem to enjoy doing this and were eager to help. You gave Nathaniel your debit card and a small list and sent the boys on their way.
The boys return and you hear a bit of noise and commotion in the kitchen. You assume the boys are putting away the purchases but Esther is also not happy about something and you hear Nathaniel telling Esther to "go away."
You go to investigate and see Nathaniel and his friend opening a can of kitten food and putting it in a bowl. You also notice a small gray and white kitten on the floor. Nathaniel says, "I know it wasn't on the list but I got Smokey a few cans of food while I was at the store. I can pay you back if you want."
You assume Smokey to be the gray and white puff ball on the floor. You ask, "Who is Smokey and where did he come from?"
Esther is vehemently protesting the new arrival and is also wanting to sample the specialized lunch Nathaniel is providing for Smokey. Nathaniel asks you if you will put Esther outside so Smokey can eat.
You ask again, "Who is Smokey?"
Nathaniel explains, "He is my new cat. A lady outside the store was giving away kittens. He was the only one left and she said she was going to take him to a shelter and that they might kill him. I knew you didn't care if we had four cats when Pepper was here so I brought him home."
Nathaniel asks, "Do you like him?"
How do you answer?
Does Smokey have a new home with your family?
What about that "unauthorized" kitten food purchase?
(About the pictures: No, that is not Nathaniel and really doesn't even resemble him. However that is a photo of Smokey.)