An American couple was staying at a hotel near the sea and a public garden. One day, when it was raining, the wife saw a cat trying to stay dry under a table outside their window.
She decided to go downstairs and bring the cat inside. The hotel-keeper and a maid helped her, but when she reached the spot, the cat was gone.
I want a cat. I want a cat now. If I can't have long hair or any fun, I can have a cat.
Disappointed, the wife returned to their room and expressed her desire for a cat, long hair, and a more fulfilling life to her husband, George.
He dismissed her feelings and continued reading. Later, someone knocked on their door, and it was the maid with a cat for the wife, sent by the hotel-keeper.