The cat was all over us, it actually followed us for a while on the sidewalk.
My wife came up with a genius idea:
How about...if we go around in the neighborhood and "collect" all those cats and hold them for ransom?
We could make flyers aka "Cat found!", without being too specific...and then put those flyers up in the grocery store or in phone booths...
People would call us because they're missing their fancy cats...and...what luck they're in..we found 'em!
Sometimes i am amazed...my wife certainly would make a great marketer
There are certain things you can do to max your offline blackcat profits:
If the cat owners visit or call you.... say things like"wow..that cat surely was hungry. We're glad you called us today, otherwise we might end up in the poorhouse over those amounts of catfood she chowed down...."
Or you could even tell some story how the cat ended up in your house, all dirty and with bugs...and how you rushed to the vet for shots, things like that. --> $$$
Ok...this is satire now. Don't get me wrong. We love cats, we would never catnip...uhm, i mean kidnap a cat.
But today we actually *really* had a meowing cat waking us up at 6:00am in the morning. As if our three are not enough. ( Believe me, they're a handful! )
So, i am going outside and there is a little black cat in the hallway, meowing like crazy right in front of OUR door. Of course, we let her in. She sniffs around a bit, then decides to lie down in our bed.
A few hours later...someone rings at the door.
It's two kids asking whether we might have found a cat, a little black one.
"Yes!" i am saying...and the two kids are all happy and the girl is actually crying as i am handing over that little cat to them!
A few hours later, another ring...and the kids come back and give us a little box of chocolate as a "thank you" that we had their cat.
Proof that the blackcat method works! It might start with a box of chocolate first...then more..i am positive this can be made into a very profitable business