Our (so-called) "employer"

Our (so-called) "employer"

Monday, July 23, 2007

Mancat Monday: In Memory of Walter, King of eBay





A computer guy came over yesterday and helped us get lots of stuff off of our sick iBook and onto the new Mac. Mosaic Lady mostly wanted photos of her mosaics and of us furs. These are a few very important photos, because they are the reason we now live in North Carolina.

Walter was a foto ho' and never met a camera he didn't like. Mosaic Lady is never above making us pimp her stuff, especially when Walter would jump up on the staging area and strike his poses. That was the case this day in April of 2006 when ML was trying to earn monies from selling stuff on eBay. She had just quit a job that was killing her (for the second time!) so she was a scramblin'. Anyway, a very nice lady was surfing Bauer Pottery on eBay and saw Walter posing so beautifully. She started looking at all of ML's listings, hoping to see more of Walter, and ended up seeing our dawg too. She has a Blue Heeler mix, and four cats, just like we did! And then she bought some of Mosaic Lady's mosaics, and then more and more, and before you know it, we're moving across the country and the nice lady is our (fairy) godmother and ML's business partner. Wow. All thanks to Walter. Too bad he couldn't stay around a lot longer to share it all with us, but we keep his memory alive by looking at his photos and collecting cat art -- and cats.

13 comments:

Dragonheart said...

Walter was a very handsome cat and it sounds like he was very special too! :) How wonderful that he helped the Mosaic Lady find her business partner! It is sad that he is no longer with you, but as you said, you have his photos and your memories of him.

Daisy said...

Walter was gorgeous! And very manly, too. I can see why he was a model cat, because he was very very photogenic. Thanks for telling us about Walter!

DEBRA said...

Walter was a very striking cat. I could see why your buyer kept looking and looking at all of your listings on ebay. Beautiful pottery too.


Purrs
Abby

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Happy Man Cat Monday! Walter was a gorgeous cat! It is no surprise that he helped sales numbers!

jcfloresinc said...

Walter was beautiful and we would have bought from him, too.Very Mancatly!! Memories and photos are so nice to have.
Your FL furiends.
Samantha & Tigger

Kimo & Sabi said...

Way to werk it!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Walter was a "model" cat. It's good to haf pikshers to amember him by.

Karen Jo said...

Walter must have been a very special cat. I can see why the lady kept looking and looking. I'm glad you have so many photos and happy memories to remember him by.

Henry Helton said...

Walter was a very good looking mancat wasn't he? I like the story, it has a very good ending.

Lux said...

What a beauty Walter was - I wish I'd known him!

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Meowz Laura and Mosaic Lady! I am just amazed by Walters story...thank you so much for sharing it. I am sure you must miss Walter so very much. He had this all planned for you...the sales, the buyer, the move to NC! Cats are remarkable with their sensitivity.
I read your bloggy a few nights ago when you left a comment for me. I read and read and read, cuz I was enjoying it so much...then I just plum forgot to even leave YOU a comment! How rude of me...sorry, I am an old cat and easily sidetracked:)
My mommy just loves your spirit and the way you just into life no matter what or where:)
We hope to become very good furrrrends with all of you.
Oh and your artistry is amazing...love the mosaic work...LOVE it. Mommy always wants to do that too...you are inspiring her to think!
Purrrs from Miss Peach and her dreamer lady

sher said...

Walter was marvelous. I'm so glad you have those pictures to remember him so clearly. (As if you could ever forget!)

topcatrules said...

Ahhh... Our last siamese was the model, with Tigger, when She used to sell all the time on ebay. Mainly children's literature. We used to get lots of fan emails for the listings with us in them. And lots of, "To heck with the book, how much is the cat?"