Thursday, September 19, 2013

Way too easy!

So every week, I write the copy for the OSPCA Pet of the Week ad in our local paper, The Glengarry News. Recently, the paper started finding sponsors for the weekly feature. This week, Gordon sponsored the ad...


...and it featured a grey kitten. Now, I don't pick the pet. A worker at the shelter named Sophie does. Each week, she tells me everything she knows about the pet to be featured, and I do a write-up from that. She just happened to pick little Louise this week.

And here's the thing: Gordon LOVES grey cats. Our first cat together was a beauty named Mashka. We adopted her in 1995 when she was three years old, then sadly lost her in 2006 to kidney failure. She was a lovely girl...


So what do you think happened when Mr. Softie saw that his sponsored ad featured a grey kitten that had been stuck in a cage at the shelter since arrived almost three months earlier?

What do you think happened when he was wife said, "We should adopt her! You need another grey cat!"

Yup. Louise is coming home to us next week after her spay. Because if you have four cats, why not five?

Bwahahahahaha. It was way too easy this time. Gordon cracked in 30 seconds.

I visited Louise at the shelter yesterday. I would have taken photos but my iPhone battery died. She is bigger than in the ad photo now, bigger than Naomi already and about as big as Emily, so I think she'll be a large cat. I held her for almost half an hour while I chatted with Sophie, and Louise purred the whole time. She is just so sweet.

We are going to visit her again this Saturday. I'll take photos!

31 comments:

  1. There is just something about those greys. She is adorable and I can't wait to see her join the family. "Ya Gordon".

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    1. I am hoping this will all go seamlessly. I have lots of new toys and treats for them to distract themselves with.

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  2. Awe...way to go Gordon! I would have done the same thing, XOXO

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    1. Five cats, Susan, FIVE CATS!!!! I have entered crazy cat lady territory!

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  3. Yay!
    Emily is going to be ticked though! No more baby cat status!

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    1. Oh it's going to be INTERESTING!!! I think EMily will boss her around but we'll see.

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  4. Fourteen cats is too many.
    Jane x

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    1. Hahahahah! You would know!!

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  5. Just catching up
    Am loving the previous post

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  6. Ha Ha!
    Sounds like your write up was spot on!

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    1. I think I need to stop writing these ads. It's killing me! ;))

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  7. That's a slippery slope you two!!!!

    So sayeth the herder of 13.

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    1. I figured the balance started tipping after 3. I totally get how you ended up with 13!

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  8. Woo hoo, what a lucky brake for this beautiful gray kitten! Can't wait to "meet" her!

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    1. SHe is such a little darling.

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  9. Yay!!!!! A new kitten :)

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    1. She really needed a home. I think it was meant to be.

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  10. I notice the bilingual sign. I assume Gordon is bilingual and that it's an asset in that area.

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    1. He is! And it's about 50 - 50 French/English in this extreme eastern part of Ontario (we are almost at the Quebec border) it's a real asset, since plenty of lawyers around here don't speak French, yet there are lot of francophone clients to be had!

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  11. You will have to change your "About Me" section for your new, grey arrival. Oh, the extra work your husband give you!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder!! Need to do my Twitter profile thingy too. Yes, that bad husband of mine!

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  12. So purrfect! Tears in my eyes that another kitty has found her forever home. Yay for both of you!

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    1. :))) We are so pleased. It is hard not to take home everyone of them. THey are all so deserving of love.

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  13. Photos eagerly awaited in this now cat-free household, though we are trying to encourage a few local ones to visit, but the angry lady next door who throws stones at them is a bit of a deterrent. Doesn't she know they are doing her a favour shitting in her soil?

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    1. Well EXACTLY! It's fertilizer!!

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  14. What a special one you have found. She will give you so many hours of pleasure. I am jealous but really am partial to calicos.

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    1. You know, I love calicos but i have never had one. My Dad did, though, and she was sweet!

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  15. Well yes. One keeps me busy....;)

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    1. One kept me busy too. CLearly I am a crazy cat lady! :))

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  16. Yay Gordon! To think of that poor kitty living for months in a cage. Well, she's hit the jackpot now!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!