Dec 16, 2008

Some things should NOT be purchased online...

A lot of us have family members who are in rest homes. This year I saw a perfect gift for my Grandmother who is in a wheelchair and loves animals. In the Seventh Avenue catalog, page 32, I found the "Napping Kitty".


Kudos to the marketing guys, they really hooked me with phrases like "soft little critter" and "perfect companion". Sounds great, right?

When the box came and I was actually holding the Napping Kitty, there were only two words to describe it - "Road Kill". Don't be deceived by the cuteness of my photo - this is definitely one of those times when the photo is MUCH better than the real thing!
Uggghhhh... I thought "Maybe it will lose some of its creepiness when I put the batteries in and it starts purring and snoring and making other sleeping cat noises..."




Not a chance! With batteries it transformed from "Road Kill" to "Comatose Kitty". I began to imagine the confusion this strange, creepy, almost life-like fur ball might create at the rest home. As it lay there purring my mind filled with images of androids and aliens and Frankenstein and zombies...

"Napping Kitty" is now in it's original packaging and ready to go back to Seventh Avenue. Looks like Grandma is getting fuzzy socks again this Christmas...


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Angie said...

What a funny story! I didn't know that this even existed!

CAT Productions said...

How funny! It reminds me of the year my sister gave my daughter a stuffed, purring, meowing cat for Christmas. Cute idea, I guess, but we live out in the country and have too many real cats to count. I've never known why she thought her niece needed a fake cat, too. Merry Christmas!

momxxx said...

that's too funny!

Made By Moms said...

Oh no... that's horrible!!! lol

Hey, at least fuzzy socks will keep her feet warm ;).

Jen

Heathen's Hearth said...

LOL. How awful.

Hope grandma likes socks! :-)

The Empty Envelope said...

AW! LOL!!!!!

Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

That is too funny!
It does look sweet in the pictures, too bad it wasn't the case.
Happy Holidays

Michelle said...

hahaha this made me laugh out loud!

Kelly said...

too funny...great story! kelly from NFCR.

Kelly said...

too funny...great story! kelly from NFCR.

erin said...

LMAO. You made me snort.

BTW, you got more buzz at Ohana Mama.

http://www.ohanamamablog.com/2008/12/monday-mama-buzz-around-blogosphere.html

LoveEtsyFeedback TagsAndButtons said...

I read this when it came in my email but couldnt come comment then lol! Im sorry that the online purchased sucked =( I agree that certain things I would not buy online, like shoes. I have to have a certain fit or else it wont work, like my parents built up some like credit for this sport shop and the only thing I could find was shoes and they looked great so i got them...and had to return them and was so sad that it didnt work. I knew then that shoes would stay off the list of online purchases

Chrisy said...

...my parents have one of these cats and i refuse to come into the house if it is displayed...yes it's definitely realistic roadkill!

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