Wednesday, August 29, 2018
More than one way to skin a cat...
If you LOVE cats you should stop reading right HERE.
I have an acquaintance who found themselves renting a house much too large and expensive for a single person. They had some other people referred to them as possible co-leasees but they did not join the house until after my acquaintance had to sign all the paperwork thereby making her the "responsible party."
All was good until two of the tenants decided to rescue a cat. And then they put money into having the cat "fixed".
The landlord has a clause about "no pets" and a plus $500 fine if tenants are caught with a pet.
My acquaintance is distraught. She is on-the-hook and her co-leasees told her to pound sand when she told them to lose the cat.
I told her the best way to handle the problem is to wait until September 15 when Michigan's small game season opens up. I will bring her a skinned rabbit and trade her for the cat (in a cage). The cat will go to Mr Pepper's farm.
All she needs to do is roast the rabbit and serve with brown gravy, potatoes, pearl onions, carrots, a light green salad and a nice red wine. If the topic of "Fluffy" comes up, just smile and ask them to pass the gravy.
I doubt that she will have many problems with her housemates afterward.