Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Word: Exploitation


When our story ended, an ominous e-mail appeared in TW's inbox. Then the peeps had deserted me for 5 whole hours to have fun at a pawty under the guise they were promoting me. Let's see if you think it was exploitation or promotion.

I should've known the peeps weren't going to come right back. They both donned matching StunningKeisha.com t shirts. If they were planning on only staying 5 minutes, they would've went down in their house clothes.

Of course, the shirts got lots of attention. Everyone had an animal story. I'd like to detail them but TW says that's a breach of privacy or something, as if I care

CK: Pawty animal
At one point they started to make their way upstairs but got sidetracked when they walked past the table where the "adult" beverages were being served. Everyone wanted to know about the shirts. Of course, in true TW style, she forgot to bring my business cards. All she had to do was run upstairs but she couldn't be bothered. Her frozen piña colada might thaw or I might make her feel too guilty to go back downstairs. All wanted me to come downstairs for a meet and greet; however, a star of my caliber doesn't work for free. Can you just see me dancing on the table? MOL! Hardly. They would have to settle for watching me on YouTube. One pawtier had a tablet computer so TW directed her to to my blog and then to Glogirly's YouTube Channel so they could see my award-winning acting skills.

I do want to mention a sick little boy that I'm concerned about. He's just 4 years old. His sisfur has cancer and is receiving chemo and this healthy little boy just stopped eating. After wearing a path to the emergency vet and dozens of tests, the vet still can't locate what's ailing him. They ruled out Hepatic Lipidosis, which is what our furrend Leo had. TW says the Oradell Animal Hospital is one of the best in this area but she thinks they were quick to rule fatty liver disease out. This dear boy was still in Oradell getting fed through a tube but they were planning on tube feeding him at home. TW hopes to hook up with this woman again to learn how the cat is doing and maybe offer some tips from what she's learned from Savannah's blog. Maybe a visit from a famous cat in his complex might cheer him up.

Yes, I'm angry!
Finally, they excused themselves and went upstairs to see how the aforementioned famous cat was doing. I was angry to say the least and made it known. TW felt guilty enough that she played with me for a while—a very short while I might add—before she stuck her nose into the computer. I demanded attention but got far too little. They could use me to make themselves fell like big shots but they couldn't pay attention to me once we were alone.

Special message to the peeps: don't let our neighbor bring her humongous killer turtle here to meet me. I assure you that's NOT gonna turn out well for the turtle.

Do you think I was exploited or promoted?


30 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Well... it could have been worse. They could have invited everyone up to continue the party at YOUR place! That would NOT have been fun.

Purrs for the sick kitty.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Your neighbor has a killer turtle!? Yikes!
We are purring for the boy kitty!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We would feel exploited, too, but maybe TW can share something with the worried parents of the kitty who stopped eating that she learned from Leo that will help. We'll purr for him.

Molly The Wally said...

EXPLOITED Keisha for sure. Yikes a killer turtle. Be afraid be very afraid turtle. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Katie and Glogirly said...

They are riding your coattails, CK.
But really...can you blame them?

That turtle better watch his back. Literally.

; ) Katie

CATachresis said...

I'd lay odds on the turtle turning!! Those humans are getting out of control, CK. Are you losing your grip or something?? ;)

Megapurrs for the poor sick kitty. CK you DO have a heart. I've gone all warm fuzzies!! xox

Patty Woodland said...

I hope the sick kitty gets to feeling better. I don't know CK - sometimes humans need a break.

Pasha said...

A huge turtle? We don't know about that!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK.....askin St Francis ta step it up a bit for yur friend whooz sew sick....we noe what they iz goin thru :( best fishes two him that sum bodee finds out what bee wrong N him iz on de road ta recoveree sew quik him getz a speedin tickit ~~~~

Brian said...

Well CK, it sounds like there would not have been a pawty if not for you. Purrs to that little one.

GizmoGeodog said...

Kind of a mixed bag CK...You were the star in absentia (as you deserve to be) but they could have made sure there were some tasty bites brought home to your stunning self

Fisher and Staff said...

Oh, the things cats have to suffer!

meowmeowmans said...

Thank COD they have your coattails to ride on, CK. What would their lives be without you???

We are purring and praying for that boy cat.

Tamago said...

Haha, those adult beverages always come in the way :-) I hope the little kitty gets better. Poor baby..
As for he killer turtle, I'm kind of interested to see it :-)

Katie Isabella said...

CK, in my opinion you were giving them a comfy ride on your coattails indeed and they need to be grateful!

About that little boy and his sisfur, I am so sorry to learn that. May she get all better and do you think he is grieving for what his sisfur is going thru perhaps?

Purrs for them both.

Ann Staub said...

Ah CK - better to have those peeps do your promoting for you. Less work for you, no? ;) Hope your kitty friend starts eating soon. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out why cats do that. Hepatic lipidosis is usually caused when a cat stops eating. So it's like a side effect I think. The cat still could get it if he doesn't start eating.

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

We think your mommy and daddy are so proud of you, they couldn't help but brag.

Clooney said...

Well you really can't blame them Peeps of yours...you really are something to brag about! Come on over to the picnic, us boys will take care of our Ladycat. And purrs to the kitty (we were thinking what Katie Isabella said too...that he might be worried about his sisfur.)

The Island Cats said...

They are using you, CK. But then again, you are a star, so we realize that's why.

We hope that kitty will be okay.

Kitties Blue said...

Totally exploited, no question about it. They used you to get in with the neighbors and make themselves seem impawtant and superior. You definitely are entitled to lots of extra attention as well as treats. We wouldn't consider forgiving them until they meet all your demands. Good luck! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Nerissa said...

Hmmm... maybe a little of both?

Purrs,
Nissy

Anonymous said...

ummm BFGF; if I can help with our expert experience with a kitty who doesn't eat...let me know...I will meow with anyone to save a kitty's life, just sayin'...paw pats, Savvy

Dash Kitten said...

Good luck to the little cancer guy. Would not wish it on my worst enemy....

CK I reckon they had a great time, but it would have freaked you out. As Sparkle says at least they weren't all invited to your house. I like strawberry Dacquirrys!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Shocking exploitative behaviour!

The Paw Relations

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hmmmm, that's a tough one, CK. It's probably just that YOU are the most (the only??) FABULOUS part of their lives so they have to flaunt you? Yeah, I know, that does tip to the exploitation side, but really--if it brings you adulation (and no Giant Snapping Turtles) it's not all bad, right? They *could* have made up a nice little plate for you and brought it up with them. They didn't, did they? No? Well, I thought not, but I was trying to find the silver lining.

I will purr for the boy and his sisfur, too. XOXOXOXO

Kruse Kats said...

WE NEED A SHIRT!!! Where can we get one?

Oh, nice bling, dude.

Selina said...

That poor little kitteh! We hope he gets better soon ... we're sending healing purrs.

Love
Selina & MomKatt

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You my dearest CK, can have me rent-free, as long as you purr sweetly on your Blue Pillow. Well, actually, I don't mind a hiss and a bitey now and then. XOXOXOXO

Kjelle Bus said...

You have of course being EXPLOITED didn´t you say that there was humans involved ?!
See that they served real Vodka at the PARTY :)
Did you know that Absolut Vodka is made in Sweden !!
XOXO

kathy mccreary said...

You were exploited, without a doubt. Make them pay!