March 14th, 2009 11:41 EST
Woman Buys Old Sofa And Finds Cat Living Inside
There`s no telling what you will find in a couch if you pull the cushions away: Lost keys, a cell phone, coins, pens, magazines, remote controls, moldy potato chips ...
But I was surprised when I read the following Associated Press story about a couple finding a cat in their couch.
"The mysterious mewing in Vickie Mendenhall`s home started about the time she bought a used couch for $27. After days of searching for the source of the noise, she found a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa.
Her boyfriend, Chris Lund, was watching TV on Tuesday night and felt something move inside the couch. He pulled it away from the wall, lifted it up and there was the cat, which apparently crawled through a small hole on the underside." The Associated Press
I know that in these tough economic times many people are buying used furniture in thrift shops, but I would think twice before buying a sofa that`s on sale for only $27. I would be paranoid that the couch is being sold at a discounted price because some old lady croaked on that sofa as she was watching "I Love Lucy."
Now we know why the sofa was so cheap, it was a giant litter box. That thing must have reeked as bad as the Octomom`s house, I`m surprised Vickie and her boyfriend didn`t smell anything.
After a local TV station did a story about this unusual incident, Bob Killion showed up to claim his cat. Killion had donated the old couch to the thrift store, and he was delighted to be reunited with Callie, his 9-year-old calico.
But I feel sorry for Vickie, she`s left with an old sofa that stinks to high heaven.