Near my school, there is a pet store. Between classes the other day, I snuck over there while the rest of my friends were at the Family Mart. Inside there were cages upon cages of kitties – Russian Blues, Siamese, Persians and even tiger stripey ones like my heifer – and they all wanted to play with me.
My Japanese has progressed to the point where I can ask (or at least i think I can ask) “where is kitty’s mother?” (neko no haha wa doko desu ka? maybe?) but I can’t yet ask “may I hold kitty without buying her?”