If you want to get someone to adopt a cat, why not refer to them an “utter bastard of a cat?” One animal shelter did just that and the clever post went viral.
Pet adoption agency Cats of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Australia, posted a darkly hilarious memo about Mr. Biggles (also known as Lord Bigglesworth) on its website this week, practically daring a future owner to take him in.
Founder and group co-ordinator Gina Brett wrote the ad, describing the shiny black cat as “an utter utter utter bastard” who throws tantrums and does not like to be thwarted.
“Mr. Biggles is a despot and dictator, he will let you know he is not happy, which is often because things are often just not up to his high standards,” the memo reads. “Mr Biggles likes his cuddles on his terms, and will sit in your lap when he decides it’s time. If the stroking is not up to his standards, he will nip you.”
“He loves sleeping on the end of the humans bed, and in his cat bed (and he snores just a little bit, it’s so cute),” the memo adds. “And he loves to be out in the backyard stalking the chickens and supervising the gardening.”
“Mr. Biggles is a despot and dictator.”