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Cat Catastrophe Case Closed

CAT Lost

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

All rights reserved

Your HORROR – scope for the week of April 7th, 2013

Well, we made it through April Fool’s Day. Well, at least some of us did.

The Hoax gods were out in force this year.

Some people in New York City were convinced they were turned into turkeys so they began to stuff themselves before Mayor Bloomberg could stop them.

Others were convinced that the TV Show, “The Undead” ,was a reality show so they flocked to Washington DC to observe politicians in action.

Now, let’s get down to business.

Here are our predictions and prognostications for this week.

Good luck!

Aries…Neptune is whistling his way across the void of space.  Be cautious! This week, someone will try to index you.

Taurus… Venus is facing a law suit over a slip and fall accident. You will attracted to a parcel delivery person who thinks, “Out of the box”.

Gemini…  Mercury is considering switching orbits with Pluto so it can cool off for a while. You will suddenly realize that people visualize you in letterbox form.

Cancer… The Earth is waning at the moment. This week you will be mistaken for Chech and Chong, and Dennis Miller.

Leo… Uranus is anxious about an asteroid which may collide with it in the near future. Keep an eye out for pranksters this week. Someone wants to place a Post It Note on your posterior.

Virgo…Mars is square with Venus now.  You will awaken to find you are a Rodeo Clown facing a large angry bull which hates clowns after watching Stephen King’s, “IT”.

Libra… The Moon is a waning crescent at the moment. Good  news for you this week. You have a future as a Flea Circus Ringmaster.

Scorpio… Jupiter is trying to align itself with Mars to no avail. You will awaken to find your bed is infested with kleptomaniac kippers.

Sagittarius… Saturn is rearranging its rings this week. You should be on the alert for a sheik Sheik, a crooked creek, and a yellow beak.

Capricorn… Venus is square with Mars after a night of poker. You will be arrested by the Center for Disease Control if you continue to collect live Tsetse flies.

Aquarius… Neptune is rising now after a long and satisfying nap. This week stay away from all sardines, Sardis’s, and someone who’s sardonic.

Pisces… Pluto is resting comfortably now after a bout with the Black Hole flu. You will encounter a messy mist, a injured wrist, and a closed fist.

And remember what Weird Al says about astrology in his song, “Your Horoscope For Today”:

“Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely that the relative position of the planets and the stars could have a special deep significance or meaning that exclusively applies to only you, but let me give you my assurance that these forecasts and predictions are all based on solid, scientific, documented evidence, so you would have to be some kind of moron not to realize that every single one of them is absolutely true.”

Copyright 2013, Ronald J. Yarosh. All rights reserved.

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