To be fair, Dad's objections were pretty flimsy; he loves cats too, but wasn't sure the family was ready to take on the responsibility of another pet. His daughter's persistence through the "wall of sorrow" was enough to convince him otherwise.
But it was good news for more than just Peyton.
"He eventually caved and they rescued a cat from a local shelter," Danielle said. "The cat was actually one of the oldest residents there, being almost 2 years old."
And with that, this kitty named Mittens finally had a home of her own.