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This Cat Needs A New Home After Living In A [South Carolina] Home Depot For 13 Years
The Consumerist ^ | January 21, 2014 | Mary Beth Quirk

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

The world was Depot’s oyster, and that world is the Home Depot. See, Depot is a cat and her home is Home Depot (try saying that three times fast). She’s lived in a South Carolina store for 13 years, but that life of trolling for pests, snuggling up with paint cans and greeting workers in the morning is about to end. She’s getting the boot after triggering the store’s security alarms one time too many.

Management says her adventures in the garden section will need to come to an end, reports WTOC, because she sets off the alarms at night. That means it’s time to find her a home, and some customers are upset that she’s getting evicted.

“Being an animal lover, I’d get rid of management before I’d get rid of the cat,” one customer told the news station.

Despite a petition on Change.org asking to let Depot stay, it’s not like she’ll be kicked out on her furry, adorable behind. Home Depot officials have said they won’t throw her out until someone steps up to adopt her.

If you live near Bluffton, S.C. and need a new furry friend, check out the contact info for the store in the source link below.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Video at source. Thanks to Gefn for the link!
1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Real America...In Clear Focus!

Thank you very much!


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:15:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

My pleasure. I suspect that Depot will find a good home.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:18:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The fact that they are throwing the cat out...is very heart warming indeed.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:22:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She is welcome to join my 10, or so, Philippine cats, but shipping her 12,000 miles would be a bit much :/


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:35:16 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW
  My calico cat, Kali, greeted customers at my computer repair shop. She lives at home with the other cats now.
7 posted on 01/23/2014 10:06:56 PM PST by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The cat no doubt lived off the mice and rats in the garden center. Don’t be in that section moments before closing. They don’t wait for lights out to go for the goodies they live on in the garden section.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 10:08:01 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Wouldn’t be the first time that getting rid of a cat backfired.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 10:36:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m certain she will end up in a nice new home.

I sure love cats!

I have warm feelings for my Border Collie too :-)


10 posted on 01/23/2014 10:54:12 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Bobalu

I love ‘em all.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 11:01:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Have you watched any of those cat cam videos on youtube?

People put those tiny cameras on a cat and see what they are up to when out of site.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cat%20cam&sm=12

Feral Cat Cam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwAmesMywFo


12 posted on 01/23/2014 11:07:29 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Slings and Arrows

they never say a bad word to ya. beautiful trait. joy wrapped in fur.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 11:13:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bobalu

Once in a while. Not too often - my tribe gets jealous.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 11:26:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

the local Lowes should offer to adopt her. It would be a PR coup.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 4:20:17 AM PST by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yep. Wait ‘til the store finds out the rats will also set off their motion detectors....


16 posted on 01/24/2014 4:27:45 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: johncatl

Bravo!


17 posted on 01/24/2014 5:47:40 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

would be funny is someone named Lowes adopted the cat.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 6:11:03 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I wish I could take him. I lost my beloved scooterpie this morning. she had cancer and had to be put down. she was 19. Bye pookie! (sniff)

CC

19 posted on 01/24/2014 6:51:24 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows
You mean like in the dark ages?

CC

20 posted on 01/24/2014 6:52:55 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

So sorry. Dwell on all those wonderful memories.....and look for a new kitty soon.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 6:55:03 AM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Got it in one.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 6:55:07 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I’m sorry. May she rest in peace.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 6:55:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jch10
thank you. I've already got some ideas about asking vets for the names of cat owners whose cats just littered. I won't do it soon but summertime,maybe? I can never replace my scooter. whatever cat I get next will choose me and by their behaviors or personality will suggest their own names. It's a tradition that I have started with the cats I have now. they tell me if they want to go home with me and they suggest their own names.

CC

24 posted on 01/24/2014 7:09:34 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows
She went peacefully, with me and my ex-wife by her side(she started out as the wife's cat.) God, how fast she went downhill. Just tears your guts out, how they look at you as if to say "fix me dad!" and to know for all the world you can't. Sorry, screen got blurry there for a minute.

CC

25 posted on 01/24/2014 7:18:09 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Condolences on your loss. I had to have my eldest put down 8 months ago short of her 14th birthday (from oral cancer).


26 posted on 01/24/2014 10:07:42 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She’s beautiful — all black and sleek. Just purrfic!


27 posted on 01/24/2014 4:42:22 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Gotta love Basement Cats.


28 posted on 01/24/2014 4:46:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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