by Judith Tarr
This story was so much fun. It's about an alien race that comes to Earth and as a show of good will they make cats as cute as possible. So funny. I love the tone of the story, I love what they did to the cats, and I love love LOVE the resolution. Can we have that? Please?
I give this story a 10/10 for the sheer fun of it.
I first hear this story on Escape Pod. It was narrated by Amanda Ching who did a fantastic job with it. The full text is also there if you prefer to read rather than listen.