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December 11, 2008

Blog Guy, you wrote recently that they’re starting to use cats for security jobs. Are other new uses being found for cats?

Yes indeed. Many people have started using their cats to do their grocery shopping.

Wait a minute. What do the supermarkets think of that trend?

They LOVE it! Now they can build stores with ceilings just two feet off the ground. In the Midwest, Cats ‘n’ Carts is the fastest-growing supermarket chain!

And there’s absolutely no downside?

Well, naturally some small compromises are required. You have to be prepared to have your cat bring home whatever he feels like getting, whenever he feels like getting it.

I can live with that. Anything else?

Yes. Most cats are hopeless with coupons.

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Animal trainer Karen Thomas works with Rizzo, a rescued cat, as it pushes a shopping cart at a cat show in New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/ Chip East

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Comments

Oh crap! Next they’ll be driving our cars…No thanks! I’ll continue to let my dog chauffeur me around…

Posted by Marspi | Report as abusive
 

A store with nothing but tuna would be purrfect.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive
 

Ah… I had heard Morris the cat’s genetically enhanced clone was easier to work with…

 

If I saw this in the store I would have to paws and do a double-take. And if he bumped my dog with that cart it would be a cat-astrophe.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive
 

Well, if my cat expects to go shopping…my cat better get his furry butt out and get a job.

Posted by K | Report as abusive
 

You’re kitten’ right? I’m caterwauling with laughter over here! Maybe a cat could purchase a catamaran, or a cattle prod or maybe even a book about how puns are for wankers and none of you are funny?

Please be less terrible.

Posted by Embarrassed by Mankind | Report as abusive
 

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