Little Girl Asks For Police Cats & Gets The Most Adorable Response From A Police Chief
Today in "almost too cute to handle," a little girl sent a letter asking for police cats, and had a few pretty solid points as to why they could work alongside police dogs. What we know is that this little sleuth's name is Eliza, and her letter was addressed to Mike Barton, the Chief Constable at the Durham Constabulary. After receiving the five-year-old's letter, Constable Barton responded in what is probably one of the most adorably earnest exchanges you've seen in a while.
As any amazing police officer would do, Barton responded to her inquiry not only with a written letter, but also a portrait of his own cat on the back! Though all of this is undeniably adorable, what's maybe the best is how intelligent Eliza seems to be. Her argument is essentially as follows: cats have great instincts as well as superb climbing, hunting, and hearing abilities, so they could help police officers navigate and detect danger. Not only that, but many cats get along with dogs pretty well, and they should definitely work together!
She begins her letter formally:
“Dear Chief Constable Barton,
My name is Eliza and I am 5 years old. I was talking to my dad about police dogs and I asked him if you had police cats as well – he told me that he didn’t think there were any police cats but I said that I think they would be good.
A police cat would be good as they have good ears and can listen out for danger. Cats are god at finding their way home and could show policemen the way. Cats are good at climbing trees and hunting and could rescue people that were stuck. My dog is friends with my cat and I think a police cat would be friends with your police dogs.
Please will you think about getting police cats?
The officer's response was just as adorable: he said that not only has he seriously considered her inquiry, but that he will be consulting and inspector about it as well. This officer in particular has always been fond of cats, and so he also went so far as to draw a little picture of his own, Joey, on the back. He says he's not much of an artist, but most people would probably disagree, as his portrait is as adorable as anything.
The moral of the story is: good ideas come everywhere and everyone, never be afraid to ask for what you want, and don't underestimate the absolute cuteness of a girl, her cat, and an officer with a heart of gold.