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Mr Darcy

Cat Fishing: You Might Be A "Cat Lady" If...

Last night, I woke up to this sound of repeated tapping. It was incessant and every 10 seconds, it would get stronger. Tap!Tap!Tap! Then, there was the distinctive "submit to me now" meow of our demanding wonderful Mr Darcy.

His Cat Fishing iPad game had turned off. He beat all the levels...again.

As the submissive human I am, I got out of bed and restarted his Cat Fishing game. He purred to thank me and then promptly tapped fish number 1 to death.

Our cats are loving gamesforcats.com on the iPad; so much so, that they will paw at the iPad if it isn't displaying "their fish". Well, the games only last for 10 rounds, which means Mr Darcy is only entertained for roughly 3 minutes (he is a cat gamer). Their human, aka me, sent a request to Purina to create more levels so I don't have to keep restarting the game as often. This was the response I got last night:

Thank you for contacting Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

We are very happy to hear that your cats enjoy our Purina(r) Friskies(r) Games For Cats and would like to thank you for your nice comments. Please know that we have forwarded your request for additional levels on to the appropriate individuals in our company. We will continue to optimize our games and as such, appreciate receiving your feedback.

Because we value you as a loyal consumer we are mailing coupons for use toward future purchases. Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

Again, thank you for visiting our web site.

The games are great marketing for the company and I have officially turned into that cat lady. ::hangs head::

Adoption - The Feline Kind

I tend to write a bit about our cats, Scarlet and Mr Darcy. What I haven't mentioned before is that Mr Darcy was adopted from the Arlington Animal Welfare League and Scarlet was adopted from Fancy Cats Rescue. Both came to their rescues for different reasons. Mr D was given up as a kitten by a family who couldn't care for him and his brother any more. Scarlet and her brother were found wondering in a forest in Tennessee. Yes, Tennessee. The person who found Scarlet nursed her back to health and brought her to Northern Virginia because her sister lives here. The sister knew that those of us in Northern Virginia tend to treat pets like children and the rest, is history.

A friend on facebook shared this PSA and needless to say, it struck a cord. Joel isn't allowed to watch it because then he would adopt every kitten in the metro area (I wish I was joking). So Joel, do not click play.