Archive for the ‘Cats & dogs’ Category

Huh: Home Depot using a cat to up its likability …

April 25, 2013

According to BrandChannei

“Richard the Cat, a.k.a., Pundit of People, remains Home Depot’s meme of choice as the brand welcomes spring some out-of-character humor.

The orange feline follows a human family as they pursue scores of DIY projects with questionable results and predictable mishaps.”


“Everyone has elves, reindeer, Santa, but one of the biggest things followed in the social space is cats”

HD is taking a chance on the cat meme since the two are an odd pairing.

The Home Depot brand is authentic, innovative and attainable, while Richard’s cat-sona is sarcastic, superior and refined.

HD’s CMO says: “When I shared this with our leadership team, our CEO got it immediately.

We’re very lucky we have one of the hippest CEOs out there.”


Here may be the rub for Home Depot …


Oh no: Killer cat bags another victim …

February 7, 2013

How ironic.

In New Zealand there’s a movement to ban killer cats.

Same time, Monopoly game owner Hasbro opts to replace the classic iron token … with a cat.

WHAT ????

Is nothing sacred?


This move hits home since I peddled irons for GE and Black & Decker.

Gotta love your product, right?

And, as reported in prior posts, I don’t have particularly strong affection for cats.

Hasbro is hiding behind the old “America has voted” line.

Doesn’t soften the blow to know that cat lovers banded together to jam  a feline down our throats.

I may never play Monopoly again ….

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Quiz Time:
How many “active”  Monopoly tokens are there? Can you name them?


Cats-to-Go: "That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer"

January 29, 2013

Strong language, eh?

This caught my eye because I’ve never been a cat fancier,

We had one for over 20 years.

When my sons asked for a cat, I said ok.

Nobody told me it would be hanging around for 2 decades.

The cat was so nasty that it used to pounce on and bite my mother-in-law … one of the most serene ladies the lord ever put on this planet.

That’s nasty.


I guess I’m not the only cat non=lover.

A New Zealand environmental advocate launched a campaign to ban cats as pets entirely!