Thank You!

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Mar 122013


Hi ya, kitties!  Thanks for coming by yesterday and celebrating my Gotcha Day with me.   I had a great day!  But there was one thing bugging me.  A couple of days before my Gotcha Day, this came in the mail.


Hey, PetSmart!  I got a bone to pick with you!  Who the heck is Mistick and why are you sending him a birthday card to my house?  And where is my birthday card?  PetSmart, you got some ‘splaining to do.

Sorry, Mistick, whoever you are.  I’m gonna be enjoying that free treat instead of you!!

Island Cats’ mom here.  The only explanation I have is that, although Ernie was adopted from a local shelter, he actual was adopted through the PetSmart that the shelter worked with.  Ernie’s name at the shelter was “Mister” and I think someone at PetSmart made a typo…thus “Mistick.”  Ernie doesn’t know it, but Mistick has been receiving a birthday card like this for the past several years.  Unfortunately, this time, Ernie got to the mail before I did.  😉


  46 Responses to “Thank You!”

  1. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Mistick…tee..heh kidding ! Ernie !!!
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and many more of toys, treats and cuddles
    Lots of love
    Your forever friend ; )

  2. Hope you enjoy your treats and glad you had a great day. 🙂

  3. HEy, wonderful news! Happy Gotch Day sweet Ernie!You are adorable!
    purrs and love

  4. Happy belated Gotcha Day Ernie!

    You go ahead and enjoy that treat . . Im sure Mistick (whoever he is!) wont mind at all, after all it’s your Gotcha Day and Your house, right ?


  5. your story was hilarious!! Too funny! So glad “whoever he is” lol, had a great Gotcha Day!

  6. Well either way, we hope you get that treat Ernie. You don’t mind being call Mistake as long as there is a treat involved. Hope it is yummy. Have a great day.

  7. That’s so funny! We’re glad you have a nice little present from Petsmart, Mistick..err, we meant, ERNIE!
    Thank you for the very good laugh!

  8. Look at it this way Ernie – Mistick is missing out, enjoy your treat!


  9. Hey – doesn’t matter who the card is made out too… treats!!!

  10. Oh well, treats are treats and they sure are yours now Ernie!

  11. We think you Mom should get up earlier on your Gotcha Day so you don’t get the wrong card for the wrong cat Ernie. Mind you we wouldn’t pass on the freebie voucher!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. We only got one card for each kitty and no more from petsmart. That is probably because we forgot to use them!

  13. Belated wishes coming your way! Hope it was a happy day.

  14. LOL–well, a free treat is still a free treat, so we hope he enjoys it!

  15. i’m with you ernie. petsmart owes you an apology, a birthday card and a whole lot of treats. what kind of name is mistick (or mister for that matter)?

  16. Hahaha, it’s nice of Petsmart to send a card…but Mistick? Ernie, you gotta write them and correct it!

  17. Wel, at least you get treats out of the mistake, handsome Ernie!!…Happy Tuesday, sweet friends…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki

  18. Love that! Kudo’s to PetSmart for doing that for adopted kitties. Petco doesn’t do that!

    And Happy Gotcha Day Ern. Although I think it’s a bit more than co-inkydink that the mis-spelling of a a black cats name went from Mister to Mystick (which is like a thousand times better!) BUT not nearly as good as Ernie we admit.

    Ms. Stella O’Houligan

  19. dood…we iz crackin up !!!!! this post bee hilarious 🙂

  20. Wow, Petsmart really made a mistick!

  21. pea ess …we just cracked up at marg coz her just called ewe mistake !! 🙂

  22. We hope you get to go to PetSmart to take up that boo-boo with them personally! We’d like to be a mousie in the corner listening to that! Hope you had a wonderful Gotcha Day! Purrs…

  23. Ernie, the only thing we can think is that PetSmart thinks you’re Mystic-al!

  24. oh well at least you get extra treats

  25. MOL! Maybe you can get two treats!

  26. MOl that is funny. Glad you enjoyed your gotcha day.. Hugs GJ xx

  27. Ernie! That is what comes from you reading the mail 😉 I hope you enjoy the treats

  28. Well, it came to your house, it’s your treat! hee hee

  29. A treat is a treat no matter whose name is on it! Enjoy! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  30. Mistick, Mister, Mistake…what’s in a name Ernie?!! We’re talking treats here… 🙂
    Enjoy them sweetie!! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  31. Whoever Mistick is, you are the one getting the treat Ernie.

  32. hahahahaha Ernie have you got an alias?

  33. Go figure. It does make for a funny story tho.

  34. MISTICK?? That’s not like MISTAKE is it?? OMC! And I thought my shelter name Kittee was bad. Hope you had a great Gotcha Day.

  35. A treat is a treat! As they say, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    If you think Mistick or Mister are a bad names, my shelter name was Goldie. Huh? I’m a black & brown tabby – no gold anywhere. The mom ran into the person who named me that a couple years later and asked (nicely) WHY?? My litter mates (who were all adopted before me) were named after jewels, like Opal, Pearl, Onyx etc. Guess they ran out of jewels when they got to me.

  36. Hmmm,
    Mystick is sounds like a wonderful name, me could be Mystick if there was treats involved.

  37. OMC!! How inconsiderate of Petsmart…ummm..of course they were helpful in finding your furrever home…maybe a teeny bit of forgiveness is in order…and next time…don’t rush to the mail box..just sayin’…paw hugs, savannah

  38. Hey Ernie! Happy Gotcha Day! (And who amongst us feline OR Human, has never made efficient use of a fake i.d., right?) Score, Buddy!

    And yeah, you’re right! They **are** growing back!

  39. Happy Gotcha Day! And treats too! You lucky boy, you.

    Thanks for your condolences. We miss Au terribly. We’re trying to think about how he had a very good, long life.

  40. Oh Ernie! Are you having a crisis of identity? mol It was a great pawty 🙂

  41. I’m guessing Mistick will never know you stole his treat! Ha!

  42. The Admiral, whose name was really Lady Bianca got her envelope addressed “Blanca”. Huh?

  43. OR, somebody couldn’t spell and they tried to rename him Mystic!!

  44. did you get spoilt xxx

  45. Well, we all know it was YOUR day, not Mistick’s. So we hope you had a great day.

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