11-year-old Romesa took up the well-worn banner of thousands of petless children everywhere when she penned an epic, 6-page report on why her parents should let her adopt a cat.
"I thought I would write a report about a cat because that's what I really want," she told Buzzfeed. Romesa added that she loves to write, so it was easy to come up with the six pages. Using her skills and trusty ol' Google, she wrote the report up in an hour.
Rimsha, Romesa's older sister, shared her sister's report on Twitter.
Romesa's essay extols the numerous benefits of adopting a cat from a medical, physical and even emotional standpoint, citing that cats can warn you about seizures, they're good for developing kids' self-esteem and socialization, and that if you own a cat, you're about 8% less likely to have to see a doctor.
Needless to say, folks on Twitter were impressed.
Romesa also added “It will also help me to get off my electronics because I will have a cute friend to play with," noting that her parents are always asking her to put down her electronic devices. Clever girl!
The young cat-owner-to-be didn't pull any literary punches and went right for the heartstrings. She wrote that “having a cat to play with will make me feel less lonely,” and that it would "make me and Api happy."
Romesa even tells her parents point-blank, "I just really want a cat because it would just change my life." We couldn't agree more! For good measure and a bit of masterful guilt-tripping, Romesa added, "Who doesn't want their own children to be happy?" Signed with a tactful, "Your Dear Old Lovely Daughter."
This girl even played the religion card! She really pulled out all the stops.
Romesa said she'd like a Persian cat because they're "fluffy," but really wants to rescue one from a shelter, “so I could save a cat because that’s really important to me.”
Older sister Rimsha tells Buzzfeed that the chances of Romesa's successes are at about 80%.
All we can say is, come on, Mom and Dad! Get that kid a cat! It is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, after all. The timing couldn't be more purr-fect!