Cat Catastrophe Case Closed
Cat That Was Accidentally Sold With Mattress Gets Back Home
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Camo is hiding no longer.
The Oregon cat accidentally sold with a mattress set is home after 10 days on his own.
Roy Dufek wrote in a statement that his girlfriend, Hayley Crews, caught Camo in a trap Saturday night after he was reportedly seen near the Hillsboro Airport west of Portland. The trap was baited with sardines in oil and familiar scented clothing.
People across the Portland area and beyond had been on the lookout for Camo after his unusual disappearance got national attention.
Dufek sold his girlfriend’s mattress set Dec. 17 without realizing the cat was likely in a favorite hiding spot: the box spring.
Unable to find Camo at the mattress buyer’s home, Dufek took to social media for help tracking down the 5-year-old cat that likely scurried out of the box spring when the buyer, who lives near the airport, took it off the car roof.
Dufek wrote that Camo was 2 pounds lighter after 10 days outside, and had a cut lip, broken nails and a bleeding paw. On Sunday, Camo was examined by a veterinarian and given a bath by Crews.
“We can’t even imagine what he’s been through in a week and (a) half running wild near the countryside, especially in this weather,” Dufek wrote.
The couple thanked everyone for their help, saying it’s great to know friends and strangers had their back in time of need.
“We can’t ever repay or say thank you enough to all the people that spent their cherished holiday time, and resources to help us bring Camo home,” Dufek wrote Sunday. “It was quite emotional last night, we’re in shock of this whole experience, and have been holding him tight!”
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A cat was lost in a bed,
At least that’s what has been said,
A bed set was sold,
With the five year old,
Camo immediately fled.
He was out ten days on his own,
Hungry and lost all alone,
He made it all right,
Through days and at night,
In places that weren’t well known.
They caught him with sardines as bait,
They didn’t have too long to wait,
He entered the trap,
It closed with a snap,
The cat looked like he lost some weight.
Camo was checked out by a Vet.,
That is as good as it gets,
Then he went home,
No more will he roam,
That wonderful special cat pet.
© 2014 Ronald J. Yarosh
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GRUMPY GETS GLORIOUS GIG!
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It probably won’t affect her famous mood, but Grumpy Cat now has an endorsement deal.
The frown-faced Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the “spokescat” for a Friskies brand of cat food, Nestle Purina PetCare announced Tuesday. The St. Louis-based company didn’t release terms of the deal.
Photos of Grumpy Cat, her brown and white face in a constant scowl, have become a constant presence on Facebook and other social media, often accompanied by crabby messages such as “I don’t like days that end in Y” or “I’m listening, I just don’t care. She also is among the biggest stars of the peculiar trend of cat dominance on Web videos and postings.
Grumpy Cat’s own Facebook page has more than 1.3 million likes. The dour animal also has more than 111,000 Twitter followers.
In addition to the relationship with Nestle Purina, which featured Grumpy Cat in an online video game series in March, the 1 ½-year-old mixed-breed feline has a merchandise line and reportedly has a movie deal in the works.
“She’s very busy,” Friskies spokeswoman Julie Catron said. “The first thing she’ll do for us is receive the lifetime achievement award.”
Catron isn’t kidding. The feline will receive the award Oct. 15 in New York as Friskies honors the best cat videos of the year as chosen through an online vote.
Grumpy Cat is owned by Tabatha Bundesen, who lives in Phoenix.
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Grumpy will get an award,
Gosh, I’m really quite floored;
A cat with a “tude”,
Who looks really rude,
She also appears to be bored.
Her face has a constant scowl,
Like her life has run afoul;
She makes up great quotes,
So you should take notes,
The humor will make you howl.
The cat’s a star on Facebook,
Because of her serious look,
She’s big on the “Twitter”,
Though her face looks bitter,
Her fans are really quite hooked.
Now the cat has got a big deal,
That’s what Purina revealed;
She might get a movie,
Hey that would be groovy,
Who knew that she’d have such appeal?
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
All rights reserved.