Don’t let the 39th president near small furry animals of any kind. Not rabbits. Certainly not cats.

5/13/90

To Sybil,

Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I’ll be glad to get you another of your choice.

I called & came by your house several times. We will be in the Dominican Republic until Thursday. I’ll see you then.

Love, Jimmy

There’s a photo of the letter, which is sure to be posted alongside Carter’s mug shot at The Smoking Gun any day now, at the link.

“…crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders…” How typical: He’s blaming his victim.

I just want to know — why on earth was he trying to “sting” the cat with a shotgun? Bird shot isn’t BBs — it’s meant to kill birds.

Notice also that he buried the evidence of his crime as quickly as he could. Too bad we can’t bury the evidence of his presidency.