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Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Gotta Love Free Stuff

 Ever the thrifty humans, mom and dad recently acquired an older Weber propane grill dad found on Asheville's Freecycle website.  If you've never heard of it, freecycle.org is an awesome website where people can post things they wish to get rid of or items they're looking for.  Everything is free, and it keeps lots of stuff out of the landfills. 


The grill only needed a little cleaning, and dad hooked up a tank of propane, soaped up all the joints to check for gas leaks, and fired it up for the first time.  They grilled a nice juicy rib eye steak, an oddity 'round these parts, some potatoes and corn on the cob. And I know it'll be hard to believe, but I didn't get even a morsel.  Some bull about diet, kidneys, protein, etc.  I just think they wanted it all for themselves.


🎕Me and dad want to join others in sending healing purrs and well wishes across the ocean for Angels Eric and Flynn's mom and dad, Jackie and Ivor, in hopes that Jackie makes a quick recovery and gets to go home soon.🎕

21 comments:

Lynn said...

Cleo, what's the use of humans getting free stuff if it doesn't benefit the kitty.

Sandee said...

I can see why you didn't get a taste. Our Angel Little Bit had the same issues. What a great idea for stuff you don't want anymore.

Jackie and Ivor are in our prayers too. We love visiting Jackie.

Have a fabulous day, Cleo. My best to your peeps. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo, if you ever taste grilled corn, you'll understand why your humans got that grill!
And free is good.
Sending lots of purrs and hugs to Jackie.

ZOOLATRY said...

When do we get invited? For years have LOVED thrift store shopping, in purrson, online, freebie sites ... you name it. The old "one man's trash is another's treasure" ... and
grilled veggies of all kinds are the best!

Leah said...

Love the idea of freecycling but sorry you didn't get something tasty out of the deal, Cleo!
We are purring for Jackie to recover quickly too!

Sasha + Saku said...

Shame you didn't get a taste Cleo, though we doubt you'd have liked the veg. The steak however....

Purrs for your furriends across the pond.

Brian said...

We don't get to share those steak things either sweet Cleo, it ain't fair!

pilch92 said...

How could they not give you a taste? I have gotten many free things from craigslist like a piano and a very big cat tree. :)

The Island Cats said...

Wow! That grill was a great find! I hope you got some steak, Cleo. ~Ernie

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That was quite the find. We are praying for Jackie.

R's Rue said...

Praying for Jackie. Have a happy Friday.
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da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo....dadz tellin ya a load oh... ewe... noe ...what

coz even de big cat cuzinz noe.... meat iz de onlee way ta go ....


☺☺♥♥ hope everee onez doin grate N heerz two a soooper week end ☺☺♥♥

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I should really check out that website, thanks for the reminder, that grill looks great! We send TONS of purrs and prayers to jackie too, we love her!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Poor baby...you are so abused and neglected!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We can't believe they didn't give you a teeny tiny taste. It was very rude of them.

meowmeowmans said...

Cleo, that sure was rude of your mom and dad not to share. Nervy, for sure.

hairballs and hissyfits said...

I can't believe they didn't share Cleo! We use Freecycle all the time too!

Katie Isabella said...

Cleo, the thing about being loved a whole bunch is, our parents watch out for us. Even though we wish they wouldn't when it comes to yummy stuff on the grill.

The Indulged Furries said...

Great find, and I'm glad the grill was safe and could be used. We just got a new grill and the place we bought it from said they take away your old grill, check it over, and donate working ones to local organizations like veterans or shelters. We thought that was much better than sending it to the landfill.

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a nice grill. Dad says his last grill was from a house he was renovating and it lasted many years. Thanks for the link we will be giving stuff away! Purrs

Darla M Sands said...

What a find! And best wishes to all those in need of healing.

About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at a local shelter and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.