Well so the new kitty is actually a couple months old now, but in keeping with the awesome art provided regularly by my 6.5 year old daughter, this one is a keeper.
If you have never seen how children learn about how to treat pets gently, this picture documents that learning process. Note her extreme happiness and joy at holding the kitty, and note also the scratches on her face (complete with blood). And also the very large claws on the cat, all sticking out, ready to educate the youngster on gentleness with animals.
I also appreciate the cat’s tail, whimsical. She might be dripping blood and I might be there in the background saying “When she makes that noise, put her down and leave her alone!” but Addy is unfazed. Hmph.