Any parent knows the pain of a children’s theme party. Thomas The Tank Engine cupcakes. Disney princess dress-up costumes. Dinosaur-accented goodie bags. Usually you can head right to Party City and get some cups and napkins to match, and you’re all set. But this Oklahoma City mom is taking things to the next level.
Mashable reports that, in a tweet that went viral, a mom named Clara is searching for an orange cat for a Garfield lasagna party:
Says the flyer: “Wanted: to BORROW an orange cat for 24-48 hours, to have a lasagna dinner with Garfield-loving 4-year-old and 2-year-old children. Will return cat happy and cared for. Cat will not be required to eat lasagna… And please take your cat back at the end. Not looking to adopt.”
The viral tweet of course resulted in a slew of posts featuring overweight, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving, real-life orange Garfield-like cats.
How cute! Just a quick question: Has this person ever actually met a cat? Because getting ferried somewhere in a carrier, visiting an entirely new space, and hanging out there for a few hours with small children is not something that any cat we’ve ever had/met/heard of would want to do.
Joke’s on us, though, because Mashable has an update: Clara has actually found a cat to attend her party on Saturday. She tells the site: “I am a nurse in Oklahoma… A medical student saw my post online (not sure where—I posted it all over work and Craigslist; someone else put it on Twitter and Reddit) and text messaged me... the med student and her boyfriend are (hopefully) going to bring their cat over to eat on Saturday evening.”
Hey, good luck with that! Is it wrong to say that we’re glad she’s a nurse? Maybe have some Band-Aids and Bactine at the ready.