In yesterday’s mail there was one of those little boxes of free samples. It was addressed to the cat, so I figured the company must have gotten his name from some veterinary mailing list. And I opened it up expecting to see maybe a packet of dry cat food or antibiotic wipes.
Instead, it contained:
– shampoo for curly hair
– conditioner for curly hair
– dandruff shampoo
– heartburn pills
– a coupon for laundry detergent.
Our cat does not have curly hair or dandruff. Like most cats, he does not believe in being shampooed, or conditioned, or bathed, or getting wet with anything other than his own saliva. If he’s got heartburn, it hasn’t hindered his ability to snarf down several cans of food each day. And considering how much he enjoys sleeping on top of M’s dirty pajamas and E’s dirty sweatshirts, I don’t think he feels any great need for laundry detergent, either.
It turned out that E had signed up for the free samples, and decided to use the cat’s name rather than her own. So this wasn’t a case of a veterinary mailing list gone seriously awry. But it was still pretty funny to see how completely non-feline all the items were, when I’d been expecting to see cat kibble.