"I've nothing to be thankful for!"
Cried little Tommy Cat,
"Tut, tut, my child," his mother said,
"You never must say that."
"You have a fine fur overcoat,
Fur boots and mittens, too.
Just think how chilly little boys
And girls must envy you."
Thanksgiving Day, upon the fence,
Our Tommy sat and smiled,
Thankful to be a fur-lined cat,
And not a chilly child.
Troy Times. November 29, 1911: 11 col 3.