I have been dialing and making calls until my paws are about to fall off. I’ve been doing my best to look into the status of international cats for the upcoming 2008 presidential election. As you know, the United States has laws that require one to be a citizen of the United States. Citizenship is automatic if you are born in this country or born to parents who are citizens and you are born outside the United States.
I have legislation proposed that all cats who are born to American shorthairs (even of mixed breed) and American Longhairs (even of mixed breed) be automatically assigned US citizenship so that they can apply to vote because it’s obvious that they have relatives back in line sometime in the United States.
Now, my problem is that there are many purebreds that obviously did not come from the United States. The Sphynx for example traces lineage back to Canada. The British Shorthair doesn’t trace back to the US. The Siamese comes from Siam (which humans have foolishly renamed Thailand–who wants to be a Thai-amese?). So I have a group of the finest immigration attorneys working day and night to figure out how we can get these cats to vote, or I will as soon as they stop laughing at me.