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There Should Be A Kitten Delivery Service In Every Town Across This Country
The Consumerist ^ | October 29, 2013 | Mary Beth Quirk

Posted on 11/04/2013 8:31:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

When our readers tell us they want more of something — in this case, stories about cats because who can ever get enough of those? — we listen. And we want that same listening spirit to extend to whoever might be able to set up a service that brings kittens to your door for some playtime and cuddly cat times in every town across this great country we call home.

As I type these words and you read them, there’s a magical event underway in Seattle, New York and San Francisco: To celebrate National Cat Day, car service Uber has teamed up with Cheezburger to bring kittens to the people.

Here’s how I Can Haz UberKITTENS works, as explained on Uber’s blog — it’s essentially a service that will bring you a bunch of kitten friends for a limited amount of time:

1. Download the Uber app for iPhone or Android
2. Between 11am – 4pm today, request the “KITTENS!” option via your app
3. If the furry friends are available, you and your buds will be enjoying 15 minutes of snuggles and cupcakes made by the famous Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman and his team at Charm City Bakery.

The $20 is charged directly to your Uber account, and all of the proceeds will be donated to local shelters in each participating city, with the option to donate more as well as to adopt some of the kittens. That all depends on well those kittens snuggle, of course.

I don’t know why we can’t have this all of the time, everywhere, because it’s a win-win. A win for kittens because they get snuggled and a win for humans also because we get snuggled. Or at least batted at with tiny, adorable needle claws. So cute. Act fast though — kittens are limited. KITTENS.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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"Thanks for the link, Gefn!"

1 posted on 11/04/2013 8:31:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 11/04/2013 8:32:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I'd like a dozen please

3 posted on 11/04/2013 8:34:54 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

So, is this kid still alive?


4 posted on 11/04/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

5 posted on 11/04/2013 8:38:31 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They don’t have Chinese take-out in some places??

/s


6 posted on 11/04/2013 8:39:16 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Slings and Arrows

Isn’t this just the cat’s pajamas? Pussy delivered to your door.

Let’s all order a trainload of cats shipped to the White Hut.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 8:40:17 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awwwwww. I think I have adopted a 9 year old cat, much to the consternation of my husband. There was an elderly lady at church this weekend wearing a jacket that was embroidered with “My best friends are my 2 collies” on the back and pictures (in embroidery) of her dogs. We smiled at her and told her that we liked her jacket.

The next thing we knew, she was pressuring us to take a cat that belonged to her friend who had been admitted to a nursing home. The cat would have to be put down if they didn’t find a home because nobody could take him. Guess who offered to take him?

Right now the adoption depends upon the cat’s check up with a vet (their idea). Unfortunately “Peanuts” is a front declawed male, so he can’t go outside. I don’t know if he has been neutered. I really don’t need a cat, but I don’t want to be responsible for him being euthanized either.

Everybody hold a good thought for me and the cat and my disappproving husband.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 8:41:06 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: martin_fierro

Some assembly required.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 8:41:48 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank You! The Bell Still Echoes! May the kittahs roam and may each of us be prepared!


10 posted on 11/04/2013 8:41:50 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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11 posted on 11/04/2013 8:42:47 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: from occupied ga

You like little foreign boys ?


12 posted on 11/04/2013 8:43:52 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sounds as sensible as a fried puppy delivery service.

At least there’s a customer. In the WH.


13 posted on 11/04/2013 8:44:34 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: al baby

Do you still sell crack?


14 posted on 11/04/2013 8:45:09 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pray tell me why a front de-clawed male cat cannot go outside.


15 posted on 11/04/2013 8:46:22 AM PST by BipolarBob
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To: Gaffer

dunno. Good picture to give “scale” to the snake.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 8:52:30 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I can’t imagine anyone would go to the trouble and expense of declawing a cat without neutering him. Older cats adapt pretty easily, and I think everything will be fine. Perhaps you could post a picture later?


17 posted on 11/04/2013 8:53:24 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: BipolarBob

He would be unable to defend himself if attacked.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 8:55:49 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Congratulations on your new family member.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 8:56:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords.


20 posted on 11/04/2013 8:59:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BipolarBob

Well, it is not recommended, although I have a friend who has 2 front de-clawed male cats who are not even allowed in the house at all.

This particular cat has never been allowed outdoors since he was found in the window well of his owener’s house as a tiny kitten. I’d have to acclimate him to the outdoors and figure out some way of installing a cat door. Unfotunately I live in Wisconsin where the houses do not lend themselves to cat doors — all of the entrances have storm doors, and the house is all brick. I do have a single door in my garage, but the door is steel. I don’t think it would be easy to cut a hole in it!

So, having an indoor cat means putting up with a litter box. If he’s a nice cat, it might be worth it. My last cat was a front de-clawed Rag Doll female that my husband found in my barn. She did not fare too well here and died a few years ago. I think she must have had kidney disease.


21 posted on 11/04/2013 8:59:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Excellence

Picture will follow when I actully meet this cat! I’m told he’s “caramel” colored. I asked “Orange”? (Orange would have sealed the deal. Orange cats are the best cats.) “No,” the lady said, “lighter than orange, more beige.” Perhaps that is why his name is “Peanuts”. Maybe he’s peanut colored.


22 posted on 11/04/2013 9:02:43 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have four kittens that a mother cat dropped off in my garage a few weeks ago...they’re reaaaaaallllly cute!


23 posted on 11/04/2013 9:02:45 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Irresposible mother!


24 posted on 11/04/2013 9:04:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Orange would have sealed the deal. Orange cats are the best cats.)....I agree. the personality seems to be laid back.


25 posted on 11/04/2013 9:05:51 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Orange cats are the best cats.

We think so too.

Mr. niteowl77

26 posted on 11/04/2013 9:06:50 AM PST by niteowl77 ("If John McCain isn't the actual bottom of the GOP barrel, you don't want to see what's underneath.")
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To: Safetgiver

Yes. They seem to have a sense of composure.


27 posted on 11/04/2013 9:08:18 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

With a male cat, it’s very easy to determine whether he’s been neutered.


28 posted on 11/04/2013 9:09:31 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Awww! Got pix?


29 posted on 11/04/2013 9:10:11 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

May kindness and learning be a given and may I be the one on the learning end.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 9:11:43 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ping me when you post it. Thanks.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 9:11:50 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh, she’s around...she swings by to watch me change their box, feed them, change the water, launder and arrange the blankets, monitor the heat, etc...


32 posted on 11/04/2013 9:12:52 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Safetgiver

One of our three cats is an orange tabby. We love her to pieces, and she happily reciprocates those sentiments. She is definitely the most affectionate of our three.

Our other two are a tortoiseshell and a tortoiseshell tabby (and those of you who know your kittehs can probably guess what sex these two are!).


33 posted on 11/04/2013 9:13:18 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Before I read the post, the title has a great idea.

A kitten drop off! My daughter found an abandoned kitten in the woods last year. She was maybe three weeks old, this year she had four kittens, and is going to have some more any day. So I would love to have a place to drop off kittens. They are good mousers, and make great barn cats, but I have enough kittens. This one found kitten is going to cost me a ton in vet bills.

34 posted on 11/04/2013 9:13:29 AM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Slings and Arrows

No pix...an all-black long-haired mother threw two kittens just like her, a fluffy gray one, and a blue or lilac-point Himalayan/Birman type...not sure where that last one came from...


35 posted on 11/04/2013 9:15:38 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just a reminder to all those kitty lovers...if you have kittens never give them away for free. People use kittens for snake food and pit bull fights!!!


36 posted on 11/04/2013 9:15:58 AM PST by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How exciting! Will you get him soon? We reluctantly acquired a cat in March, same theme, saving him from being euthanized. We have enjoyed it very much. He is male, front declawed, goes outside, due to he always did at his old home, neutered. I don’t know the age, but I think at least 5-6 years. He has a good life now.


37 posted on 11/04/2013 9:16:46 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: niteowl77

Yes. I’ve had all colors of cats, including several decades of Siamese. But my favorite cat of all time was an orange and white stray Tom who moved in with us in 1965. (A can of tuna helped). Loved that cat! We lived next door to an all-orange Tom, and those 2 cats ruled the street. They got along with each other, but they kept the street clear of all intruders.

One time, mine tangled with a racoon and fell into the creek behind the house. He came home all slimy and muddy, and my husband had to give him a bath in the shower. He REALLY didn’t like it and yowled piteously while I sat on the floor outside the bathroom and cried in sympathy. When he came out, I was suprised at how small he looked with his fur all matted down with water. His tail looked like a rat’s. He hid behind the couch until his fur dried and then he came out and strutted around the room looking beautiful and purring with his sparkling white chest and orange back. He never needed another bath as long as he lived, thank goodness.


38 posted on 11/04/2013 9:18:16 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NEMDF

Maybe this week if his vet check goes well.


39 posted on 11/04/2013 9:23:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I had a kitty who I adopted who was declawed. She never got outside, but where I live it’s not safe for a cat to be outside, too many cars/ traffic.

I hope you and your kitty will have many happy years together.


40 posted on 11/04/2013 9:23:36 AM PST by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Anyone see the show “Flipping Las Vegas”?

Owner/Squatters are cat lovers. Then are forced to abandon property and chose to leave behind 17 cats.

So much for cat loving.


41 posted on 11/04/2013 9:32:16 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: Safetgiver
Orange cats are the best cats.


42 posted on 11/04/2013 9:58:05 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We accepted two 5 yr old blue-cream females that were going to be euthanized last spring. They were a bit traumatized - being taken from their original home (baby coming & they couldn’t deal with that & the cat), to the owner’s parent’s home where there was a cat-hating dog, and then to the Humane Society, where they were give two weeks to be adopted. But they are now part of the household (total of five cats) and very sweet and loving.

Good luck with your adoption!


43 posted on 11/04/2013 10:10:42 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Guess who offered to take him

You are the best! Hope it all works out.....kitty got lucky when you showed up for church....God works in mysterious ways.

44 posted on 11/04/2013 11:17:30 AM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: diamond6
Just a reminder to all those kitty lovers...if you have kittens never give them away for free. People use kittens for snake food and pit bull fights!!!

Worth repeating! Down here in S. Florida, they are also used as FOOD. Many cultures down here raise them for food....I'VE SEEN IT.

45 posted on 11/04/2013 11:21:00 AM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: who knows what evil?

He he he,

the mother cat knows what she’s doing then.


46 posted on 11/04/2013 11:32:37 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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47 posted on 11/04/2013 11:37:54 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Slings and Arrows
Toonces looking for PT work?


48 posted on 11/04/2013 11:55:15 AM PST by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000* Fear the beards! GO SOX!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
...the mother cat knows what she’s doing then.

Apparently. She even talked me into bringing a sunlamp out for her babies. I am the walking talking true definition of 'p****-whipped'. :-)

49 posted on 11/04/2013 11:58:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: diamond6
Just a reminder to all those kitty lovers...if you have kittens never give them away for free. People use kittens for snake food and pit bull fights!!!

An EXCELLENT reminder! Your local paper should NEVER accept ads for free kittens, especially those 'penny savers'. There are some SICK m-f'ers out there! (Cat lovers might want to give their local paper a 'heads up'!)

50 posted on 11/04/2013 12:02:13 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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