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May 12, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: Lost cat ad

Dave Lawrence writes:

I clipped this from my town's free local newspaper, "The Wycombe Star." It's an ad which reads, "LOST; Pretty black and white semi fluffy Cat, wearing a pale blue collar." But the associated picture is clearly not a cat-- it's a rabbit!


Cat is capitalized. Maybe it's a rabbit named Cat. Still broken of course, just in a different way.

Posted by: rhorsman at May 12, 2004 10:25 AM

This rabbit looks like a cat :)

Posted by: Alex at May 14, 2004 02:56 AM

I'm more interested that the cat, if that's infact what they lost, is listed as merely "semi-fluffy". So, it's not one of your regular issue "fully-fluffy" type creatures. No, we couldn't spring for the completely fluffy package, that was just way out of our price league. No, we could only afford the partially fluffy option, but it's still plenty soft enough for casual petting.

Posted by: Ummagumma at May 14, 2004 08:33 AM

Maybe "Cat" was cheaper to print than "Rabbit" because it has fewer letters.

Posted by: RotJ at May 14, 2004 05:39 PM

Wait... do I phone the owner or the rabbit? I'm so confused. :(

And "Cat" being the name doesn't make sense, either. If it was a cat named Bubbles, would it be "Lost: Black and white Bubbles?" Makes no sense. There's no SENSE here. THERE'S NO WAY TO FIX IT!!!

Posted by: Citizen Of Trantor at May 17, 2004 09:41 PM

i have to agree with rhorsman here on the name of the rabbit... "Cat" could possibly be the name of the rabbit, maybe it was named by a smaller child that thought it looked like a cat... i'm just guessing though... could be wrong...

Posted by: lane at June 15, 2004 06:40 PM

Why would a rabbit be wearing a collar?

Posted by: Josh Bode at July 1, 2004 10:08 AM

Yeah, i like rabits

Posted by: Lover at July 3, 2004 01:34 AM

If you actually read the ad, you could see that "Cat" can't possibly be the animal's name.

It says:

"Lost: Pretty black and white semi fluffy Cat, wearing a pale blue collar."

My guess is that the picture goes with another ad, but because of the way it was cut from the newspaper, all context is lost and it appears very broken. In that case, the original clipping is broken.

Posted by: a bum at December 24, 2004 12:49 AM

1) I don't think anyone will ever read this

2) How do you call the owner if they don't post a phone #???

Posted by: im_an_alien at November 23, 2005 07:24 PM

There was a phone number! It was crossed out in the picture so that people (like telemarketers, maybe?!) can't call them.

Posted by: This isn't a fake name at March 19, 2006 10:30 PM

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