I've always found Puss in Boots to be one of the odder fairy tales -- not that there's any shortage of strangeness in fairy tale stories, of course -- but a trickster feline with questionable fashion sense? Definitely unusual. The kids love it, and the other night when I was reading it for a bedtime book, they were especially delighted when Butchie came up to listen as well. It was so cute, I asked S to take a pic:
Clearly the kitty is doing much better. (Yay for that!) The abscess-or-whatever-it-was on her face is healing up nicely, and she seems much happier. What a relief!