I have craigslisted everything from new/old furniture, building supplies, appliances, and even roommates (before I was married... found both of my roommates on craigslist and I'm very happy to report they were both WONDERFUL and not serial killers as the made-for-TV-movies suggest...although when one chick moved out, she did steal all my steak knifes... I guess I just hoped she just really enjoyed red meat... Its been a couple years now, so I think we are in the clear if I havent heard something in the news by now)
But back to craigslist; my belief is that with a little looking, patience, and determination, you can find almost ANYTHING on craigslist for a steal of a price.
Enter last week...
Where: My living room
When: around 9pm
Who: Myself, pup #1 (Gus), pup #2 (Rocky), and my good friend Chardonnay
What: Looking up random stuff on Craigslist
Why: Because I was bored, Chris was out of town for work, and by glass #3 my bbf Chardonnay thought it would be a wonderful idea
There are times when I will search random key words to see what pops up and check if anything strikes my fancy, but I rarely make a call on something unless its something I NEED (which is rare since right now we are in between projects and saving up for the kitchen remodel... yay!). Most of these searches consist of "Pottery Barn", "Restoration Hardware", and "unique" to name a few, but that day, I decided to get absolutely CRAZY with it and search "vintage" (...Crazy is probably an overstatement but when you work from home and putting on pants is considered a "crazy/wild" day, your definitions change a little)
At first, nothing too exciting... old bed set here, 1970's orange couch there... and then I saw three of the most fantastic words ever typed into Craigslist
Vintage. Stuffed. Cat.
I'm sorry, but EXCUSE ME??? Vintage Stuffed Cat??!!! Shut. Up.
After I clicked on it, this is what I saw:
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"My grandmother had this cat for almost 15 years before it passed away.
She had grown so accustomed to having it around that she had it stuffed.
The taxidermy was done by the Wilkison Brothers in Massoula Montana in 1953.
There are small wheels on each paw and it can be easily moved.
There is a pull cord on its backside that, when pulled, creates a very soothing meowing sound.We have several cats of our own but they don't like it one little bit and keep attaching it.
It is in very good condition considering.
I would rather give it away to someone that would appreciate it rather storing it in the garage.
Free to a good home."
Oh Dear Sweet Baby Jesus.
I read through it a couple more times before forwarding the link to everyone that I know.
This just made my
I need this cat. Im not joking. Something this amazing does NOT come around that often.
IT HAS WHEELS!!! and a MEOWING STRING!!!
How quickly would Chris serve me with divorce papers if I had this waiting on the mantle for him when he got home? I don't care, this is Beyonce on a whole other level.
Some of the people I forwarded it to thought it might have been a fake ad but I think whoever this was put WAY too much detail into it to be fake ("taxidermy was done by the Wilkison Brothers in Massoula Montana in 1953"???? who makes that up???.... BTW - that would mean this cat was born in 1938... thats PRE- WORLD WAR II!!!! The cat would be 74 years old!!!
Of course I already wrote them explaining how I have a PURRfectly good home for the stuffed little kitty, but I've yet to hear back... I'll keep you guys updated.
So, besides this craigslist ad making my LIFE complete, what have you guys been up to? Whats the weirdest thing YOU have ever found on craigslist? Or maybe have YOU posted something that was just out of left field.
I would love to hear some stories!!