unicorn license.

I know I often come across as moany and grumpy, and my wife thinks I am a Christmas Bah Humbug. But this post found my soft side, and I dare you not to smile when you read it!

I didn't have my glasses on....

These images released by the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control and posted via Instagram, shows a created a unicorn license tag, right, and a plush toy unicorn, after a young girl requested permission to have a unicorn in her backyard, if she could find one. Animal Care and Control Department officials said this week that they granted the unusual permit to Madeline, whose last name was redacted. (Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control via AP)

A girl named Madeline, with a vivid imagination and remarkable awareness of how bureaucracy can dash dreams, got her wish when she asked Los Angeles animal control authorities for a license to own a unicorn — if she’s able to find one.

The first-of-its-kind permit came with strings attached, however: The mythical creature must be provided ample exposure to sunlight, moonbeams and rainbows and have its horn polished at least once a month with a soft cloth.

Director Marcia Mayeda of the county Department of Animal Care and Control sent the girl a heart-shaped, rose-colored metal tag with “Permanent Unicorn License” emblazoned on it, along with a white fuzzy unicorn doll with pink ears, purple hooves and a silver horn.

The department’s response came after the girl wrote it a brief letter last month: “Dear LA County, I would like your approval if I can have a unicorn in my…

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26 thoughts on “unicorn license.

  1. A very important story. I’d still clap my hands if asked if I believed in fairies – and pity anyone who sneered! (As usual I’m having trouble going through WP’s ID hoops to like comments.)

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  2. I actually saw a reference to this story and I thought “oh that’s nice” but I didn’t read the whole thing which I should have. It makes such a nice change to read something heart-lifting. And what a nice gesture that was.

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