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    Some friends of mine have a cat and they treat it like a real baby. Its a farely rare cat, about 2 years old, and worth about $1400. They had to move overseas... so I ended up with it and i promised to care for it, pamper it, love it etc etc They literally cried when they handed it over to me.

    Every few weeks they like me to send them pictures of the cat, which has been easy enough up until now.

    I ran over the cat in my driveway, and now its dead. But I need to keep pretending thats its alive or else they will be devastated.

    Basically I really need to keep sending them pictures of it so i was wondering if people could either send some pictures of any cats they have or else do some photo editing... its a completely black cat so fairly average looking. Then i can pass these pictures on and keep the peace...

    If you have got any better ideas please feel free to share them as I'm in a bit of a predicament.

  • #2
    Originally posted by setto View Post
    Some friends of mine have a cat and they treat it like a real baby. Its a farely rare cat, about 2 years old, and worth about $1400. They had to move overseas... so I ended up with it and i promised to care for it, pamper it, love it etc etc They literally cried when they handed it over to me.

    Every few weeks they like me to send them pictures of the cat, which has been easy enough up until now.

    I ran over the cat in my driveway, and now its dead. But I need to keep pretending thats its alive or else they will be devastated.

    Basically I really need to keep sending them pictures of it so i was wondering if people could either send some pictures of any cats they have or else do some photo editing... its a completely black cat so fairly average looking. Then i can pass these pictures on and keep the peace...

    If you have got any better ideas please feel free to share them as I'm in a bit of a predicament.
    Let me guess they are childless... It's the childless couples who over pamper their pets. No matter what they are going to find out. Didn't you learn anything from watching "Meet the Parents?".

    Seriously the truth is what is called for here. As hard as it will be for you and them, it is the RIGHT thing to do. No good can come from continued deception. If they ever found out about the deception they will be doubly hurt at your betrayal of their trust.


    To put my hardass hat back on a little bit, it's not your fault they treated a pet like a surrogate child. The loss of a pet is never easy but their cooing and coddling is not your problem.

    On the other hand you ran over the cat, tell them what happened, take the consequences and move on. This is life, Good and bad happens.

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    • #3
      I'm with Ezas here.
      Truth is the best solution.

      Here's the simple fact.
      You WILL be found out.
      Maybe not this month or next, maybe not this year or next, but you WILL be found out.
      Then they will have to deal with the death of their pet as well as the 'betrayal' by someone they thought a friend.

      Call them, even if it costs you a bit, don't tell them this in an email.

      You'll thank yourself for it one day.
      Last edited by GILD; 2010-01-04, 10:18 AM.
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      • #4
        Tell them a big monster came and took it to kitty heaven.

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        • #5
          Wow. Can you spell "naive?" Did you guys look at the other few posts by the OP? Can you imagine someone paying $1400 for vermin that you can pick up for free outside a grocery store from some little neighborhood girl whose cat just had a litter? Giving the vermin away and wanting updates after moving overseas? If you pay as much for vermin as you would for a used car, do you think you might be able to afford to move it overseas with you, unless you moved to a country wise enough to forbid the ownership of pet cats?

          Setto: eat the thing before it spoils. Hey, I'll send photos of you grilling it to your "friends" overseas. Then they'll know it's well cared for. Go back to pirating internet or start a thread about a $1400 unicycling cat.
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          • #6
            Tell them the cat is on the roof.

            This seems strangly familar to an old joke:

            A man left his cat with his brother while he went on vacation for a week. When he came back, he called his brother to see when he could pick the cat up. The brother hesitated, then said, "I'm so sorry, but while you were away, the cat died."

            The man was very upset and yelled, "You know, you could have broken the news to me better than that. When I called today, you could have said he was on the roof and wouldn't come down. Then when I called the next day, you could have said that he had fallen off and the vet was working on patching him up. Then when I called the third day, you could have said he had passed away."

            The brother thought about it and apologized.

            Weeks later the man called the brother, during the conversation he asked; "So how's Mom?"

            "She's on the roof and won't come down."
            Steve

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            • #7
              Tell them Feel the light killed it with his ham radio.
              Did you know that lighter flame smells like burnt nose hair?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Into the blue View Post
                Tell them a big monster came and took it to kitty heaven.
                No, no, wait a minute, how about it was killed by a left wing insurgence from Paraguay?
                (I couldn't help adding another funny quote from "Police Squad" like the one above from into the blue. I LOVE cats, and I'm sad it died. )
                Last edited by MuniAddict; 2010-01-04, 03:52 PM.
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                • #9
                  I say just call them and tell them there cat is dead. I really don't know how much they like their cat, but honesty is always the best policy.
                  I have my moments...

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                  • #10
                    Was the cat just laying on the driveway behind one of the tires? If you had no idea it was there then you didn't do anything wrong. Just tell them that the stupid cat was hanging out under the car and you ran it over. I bet they don't get down on their hands and knees to look under their car every time they are going to drive somewhere either.

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                    • #11
                      First thing I'd do if my friend's cat died in my custody would be to join an internet forum about unicycling and ask for advice - even if at the time my post count was only about 6, and no one else in the forum knew who I was.

                      I'd then be sure not to reply to any of the kind response I'd received.

                      Then I'd hope that someone set up a fund to collect to buy a new cat. If I joined enough forums, it could happen.

                      It would fill the time in between collecting bank details from lonely middle aged men by pretending my name was Felicity and I was gagging for it.
                      Last edited by Mikefule; 2010-01-04, 08:30 PM.
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                      • #12
                        He's feel the light's neighbour. It's defo legit.

                        Shall I post my credit card number here or do you want me to photoshop it into a picture of a dead cat? He only needs about $150 000. Then he can contact this company and they'll make a new cat for him. Problem solved.
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                        • #13
                          The solution is obvious.

                          When your friends come back from overseas they should be allowed to run you over in your driveway.

                          Originally posted by ivan View Post
                          He's feel the light's neighbour. It's defo legit.
                          Originally posted by setto View Post
                          P.S. Y'all been punkd.
                          Um. Ok.
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                          • #14
                            lol... well that sucks
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                            • #15
                              Looks like some people aren't getting out enough.

                              But taking the original post at face value, just go to Google Images, advanced search, remove filters and type in "p*ssy".
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