Dear people of Westfield,

My name is Oreo, and I am the cat who graced the Council meeting last week with my presence. I live across the street, next to St Paul's Episcopal Church.

Thank you for letting me attend the Council meeting. I think you'll agree I was the most beautiful creature present, and certainly more attractive than you bipeds.

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My only regret is that you did not give me some food. Smoked salmon is in keeping with a cat of my elite status.

Anyway, thank you for your hospitality. Please look out for me at St. Paul's Blessing of the Animals Festival from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, outside the church, 414 East Broad St. If you are lucky, I will sign autographs.

Yours adorably,