I don't know what it is about winter and the holiday season that always makes me wish the world would suddenly turn into a cartoon. Imagine what a great place it would be if there were a catbus roaming the countryside or if we could be hit over the head with an anvil and see blue birds circling our heads. Good times, that's what it would be.
I realize I will probably never get my wish. So instead, I would simply like my own pet cartoon. One that would follow me around much like the daemons in The Golden Compass. My cats try their best and satisfy this urge to some extent, but alas they can't fly no matter how many times they've promised me they would grow wings.
So, if anyone out there is looking to make this perpetual kid happy with a gift...send a cartoon character my way....preferably one with the hilarity of Daffy and comic timing of Pebbles and the charm of Totoro.