Thursday, September 03, 2009

Basil Is Lost*

*Have You Seen Basil?

So today at work we were super fucking busy (Thursday and Friday are always busy because the Saturday paper is large and everyone wants to be in it (not literally, although I can imagine someone waiting all week for the paper then opening it out and joyfully rolling about the floor in its sheets (what do you call a naked man in a pile of newspaper? Russell! He doesn't have to be naked but somehow it's funnier if he is))) and I spent most of my afternoon making a Lost Cat ad.
When most people lose their cats, they put in an ad that costs $14.81 and looks like this:
CAT, grey tabby, Burnside area. Ph 123-4567.

but my ad cost $414.76 and looked like this:
only it was Basil's mugshot and the text was slightly different. Seriously, who spends over $400 on a Lost Cat ad? Is Basil perhaps made of gold?



Holly said...

Poor Basil. :(

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

Basil is with Rosemary and Thyme. Oh my God, I canNOT believe I stopped that low. I really have to see my chiropractor.

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

Stooped, not stopped. I'm an idiot.

mysterg said...

Basil is living it up with Sage somewhere after selling his golden tail.

Charlie said...

Is this going to be in the saturday paper? I will look out for it! and I will point and go oh oh I kinda know but not really but kinda do the person who made that ad!
This will be very exciting for me.
And odd coincidence my dog's name is basil.

sas said...

for 400 pinger basil should able to see into the future.
and make coffee.

Baglady said...

All I hear is "Basil!" (in a Fawlty Towers stylee).

Baglady said...


wv=obiato. The collective noun for a group of oboe players. From the Italian obiati.

Madame DeFarge said...

If I was Basil, I'd stay lost, just to see how much I was worth.