A Cat Plea

"Oh, Larry, please teach me how to play the mandolin!"

"Now, kitty, your basic anatomy works against you. Your right claws would make excellent picks, but I just don't think you would ever be able to "finger" notes on the fretboard. Truth to tell, music is a human thing. Well, there are birds which sing well..."

"Birds! Where? I love birds, but they never come into the cabin."

"A good thing for them..."