for Scruffy Old Cat by Kyle Mewburn and Heath McKenzie
Sardine was the ugliest cat Lily had ever seen--his tail was just a stump and his coat was a mess of brown blotches and grey speckles. This is not the sweet kitten she had in mind If only Lily could find a perfect kitten, she wouldn't be lonely any more. So when Pop Hooper gives her a smelly, scruffy cat to take care of for a night she is horrified. Surely everyone will laugh at her now--won't they?
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