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Updated: Dear IAMS Cat Food Company

Dear IAMS,

Please excuse any typos in this letter, I am rushing to get it done while my human has stepped out to the kitchen to make himself coffee. I have commandeered both his computer and blog to get in touch with you. My name is Ferguson, I am a ten-year old tabby cat. I like to say that I am a silver tabby, but truth be told I’m really more gray than silver, with a few tufts of ginger on my ample belly.

Since coming to live with my humans as a kitten I have enjoyed a number of your products, to the exclusion of all other foods, both feline and non. With the exception of a cat treat from time to time and, on special occasions, a piece of potato chip – for which I have developed an odd feline penchant –  for the last few years I have enjoyed dining on your Iams ProActive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care Dry Cat Food.

Old package on the left and new ‘made with chicken’ on the right

Recently my human brought home a new bag of said food and I was shocked to see that it now has a photo and text stating it is made with chicken. I am a cat with very discriminating tastes, as such I am not a fan of poultry, finding it quite fowl in fact. Has the product always been made with chicken? Have I been duped all this time? Is this the first step on the slippery slope to veganism? Will I ever get my old food back?

Here he comes … thanks for reading this.

Best,

Ferguson

By the way I am including a photo of myself should you want to feature it on your packaging.

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I got a response from the folks at IAMS. I have been eating chicken all along and did not know it. Huh. Just the new package. Guess I’ll go have lunch.

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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Recharging Batteries …

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DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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Halloween Preparedness List

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Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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Habs’ Great Start Right Up This Alley Cat’s Alley

I keep warning Ferguson that it is still very early in the season. Only six games have been played. Anything can happen between now and next spring, even if the team is off to a great, almost purr-fect, 5-1 start. But he insists on wearing his Montreal Canadiens scarf and sitting in the window!  “This is right up my alley, and as an ex-alley-cat I know alleys.” I just hope my Habby-Cat is still as positive and enthusiastic in March …

 

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Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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Surprise Guest Blogger

Would he gripe about the life-altering procedure that was forced upon him before he was of an age to even give fatherhood a serious thought, along the lines of infant baptism?

My human has taken refuge from our exceptionally hot weather in Montreal and gone to sit in the shade of a tree at a local park and cool down for a little while. I notice he’s brought a beach towel so I imagine a little nap is in store as well – not that I am averse to the occasional siesta! Let me tell you that was very silly of him. Fool that he is, he has gone and left his iPad out with the WordPress application open, just begging for an impromptu guest blog from me, Ferguson the Tabby.

Now what would a gentleman tabby such as myself, given this opportunity to address the world (OK, I know he doesn’t get that much traffic) via the Internet write about? Would he carp on about how he dislikes the new scented kitty litter his human has purchased for him? This is surely the feline version of colored toilet paper, and we all know how long that lasted; one can only imagine what those chemicals are doing to one’s nether regions.

Would he gripe about the life-altering procedure that was forced upon him before he was of an age to even give fatherhood a serious thought, along the lines of infant baptism wouldn’t you say? Not really worth it now is it? Perhaps he’d take a swipe at the silliness surrounding the marijuana legalization debate, given the long-time, legal, wide-ranging availability of catnip.

Guest Blogger Ferguson

Guest Blogger Ferguson

No, what I want to get across today in the limited time I have until he gets back, hopefully with ice cream (although knowing him he’ll probably bring a bowl of hot soup), is my ire over a recent post my human produced consisting of photos of me looking into a mirror and, allegedly, making a new friend. Yep, that got my dander up. (By the way did you know that people who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to our dander?. Just a little sidebar.) Where was I? Oh yes … nothing like making a fool of a cat for a few chuckles is there? Oh no, howls of laughter as the tabby has a good old chat with himself in the mirror, isn’t that just a scream. Nose touching as well, good thing he didn’t show a shot of me looking behind the mirror for the “other” cat. I only wish I had felt intimidated by the intrusion of another cat and pissed all over my human’s  living room to re-establish my turf! Now that would have been a riot.

I only wish I had felt intimidated by the intrusion of another cat and pissed all over his living room to re-establish my turf! Now that would have been a riot.

I called the local SPCA for some advice and was told they only handle cases of physical abuse. Slander allegations are not deemed important enough to be considered. When I gave the lady the web address of the blog post in question, fully expecting a reply along the lines of “Oh no, this must be stopped immediately”, all I got was “Isn’t that the cutest thing? A new friend for you”. Thanks a bunch ma’am.

So I fear I’m doomed to live with this for all of my nine lives; nothing to do but make life miserable for him most mornings at about five o’clock.  I’ll post this now as I hear him on the stairs and, assuming he’s got his hands full of ice cream cones, I have to do my thing and weave around his legs,  trying to trip him up. It’s a cat thing.

Daily Prompt: Odd Trio – requirements fulfilled!

 

Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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Ferguson Finds a Friend

One Tabby Cat, one mirror and a whole new world is created!

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“Who is that handsome devil of a Tabby across from me?”

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“He seems willing to do the old touch noses greeting thing!”

Cats are known to have “picky tongues” … dose that count for today’s prompt? I think so.

Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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Selfie found on iPhone

I foolishly left my iPhone unlocked last night and this morning I found this selfie of Ferguson. He swears up and down that it’s for his Canadian Pussport, but I think he’s up to something! I’ve been searching for a FelineMingle dating site but to no avail.

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MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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