Sunday, 29 April 2012

I got a job!

That's right....  I GOT A JOB!  Okay, the pay isn't great.  Actually...  I'm not getting paid anything at all.  Hmmph!  Got to do something about that, I think!

I got the job 'cause of my peeps.  Peep #1 asked me, "Do you want the job, Nissy?" and I did so I got it.  Some people might call that nepotism but I call it catatism.  No...  not cataclysm!  That would be a bad thing whereas catatism is a good thing.  Okay, it's my own made up word but I figure I'm not the world's first kitty to make up words.  And as long as they're apropos...  Catatism is similar to nepotism with two very big distinctions.  Firstly, it only applies to cats.  Secondly, it's good and not bad.  Hmmm...  maybe I mentioned that part already.  But the point is, I'm not getting paid so the question must be asked...  who else is gonna do it?

But anywho...  I am now, the official news correspondent for the Friends of the Valley Waag Animal Shelter.  It's pretty neat stuff, I think.  Whenever the peeps have something on the go to make some money for the homeless kitties at the Valley Wagg Animal Shelter, I will be the first one on the scene with all the breaking news.

For instance, just recently the peeps did that Easter Dinner Basket & Knitted Cat draw thingy.  I was the one who told the whole world all about how much money they raised and who won it.  Yeah...  they put my words on the shelter website...  not the peep's or anyone else silly like that.  No...  it was all me.

And by the way, just so you know - in case you didn't read my article on the VWAS website - they raised $3,549.12!  That's a lot of kibble, let me tell you.  About half of that came from ticket sales but the really nice people at Scotiabank, Greenwood not only helped with selling those tickets but they also matched all the profits.  Yeah, they gave the shelter this huge, gigantic, enormous cheque worth hundreds and HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of dollars.  Wow!  It was quite the sight to see.  Actually, if you go onto the website, you CAN see it.  Peeps took pictures.

And I should mention...  the draw was won by a dog.  Yup...  you heard me...  a DOG won the basket.  Could you believe it?  His name is Willy.  Willy is a beagle. 

But back to me.  So as I said, I am now a real, live, news correspondent.  I'm like Anderson Cooper!  Hey...  I just thought of something...  people call him a silver fox and I'm a sterling silver tabby...  coincidence?  I'll let you decide.  That's what we news people do.  We dig up all the facts and let the public draw their own conclusions.

46 comments:

  1. Nerissa, I am so PROUD of you for taking this on. What a mancat! I am looking forward to all you report and inform us about over there. GOOD job my furriend! Carry on!

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  2. dat is pawsome. You will be da best reporter ever!!!! My meowmy volunteers at a local no-kill kitty shelter too. But she don't tells me about it - **should ask her why**

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  3. Con'cat'ulations on your new job Nerissa, I'm sure you will be totally PAWESOME!!!!

    Can't wait for some breaking news...

    Cathrine and the Kitty Clan

    http://cathrine-garnell.blogspot.co.uk/
    www.cathrinegarnell.co.uk

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  4. Nerissa, that is such and important job and we are so glad that you got it. We checked out that website and it looks very nice. We are excited for you to be a news reporter. We also can't wait to hear all your news.Have a super Sunday.

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  5. Concats on getting the job Nerissa. We know you will be a top rate reporter.

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  6. Congratulations on the new job Nerissa! It sounds as though you are purrfect for it :)
    Could you ask your Mama to give us your URL address so that we can add you to our sidebar and visit more easily?! You know http://nerissa....
    Merci!

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  7. You are a major talent! We are impressed.

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  8. ConCAtulations to your new impawtent job , Nerissa !
    I do think you shall be negotiating about the salary though !!

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  9. Concatulations! That's a pawsome and admirable thing to be doing! We'll pop ofur and read all about the latest fundraiser. xoxo

    Pee Ess - we think you're more good looking than Anderson Cooper!

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  10. Oh that's very exciting news! You'll have all the scoop first hand.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  11. Concats on the job, Nerissa! It sounds very eciting!!! Mebbe you can at least get extra treats fer yer werk.

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  12. concats! so nice of you to donate your services to the shelter like that!

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  13. We think you are WAY handsomer than Anderson Cooper. Remember not to work too hard, MOL!

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  14. Nerissa old chap, well done on the job. More power to your pen is all I can say xx

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  15. I think that is a wonderful job and I am so very proud of you!

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  16. Nerissa, you have an awesome job! And you are getting paid in something that money can't buy. ;-)

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  17. Congratulations on the new job Nissa. I'm sure you will do an excellent job because you only do quality work. Who knows - maybe it will turn into a paid job some day. he he

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  18. Nerissa
    wow you are the first newscatpurrson we have known. We feel so honored. Concats on your noo job.
    It sounds very impawtant.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  19. Nerissa you are one literate kitty so it is no surprise to me that they would take your journalistic skills and your love of words and put them to good use!

    I think it is wonderful that you donating your time and talent like that! Kudos!!

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  20. That is so pawsome! We kittehs are really rising up in the world. :)

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  21. Nerissa, congrats on your new job as correspondent for the rescue! I will keep you in mind for posts about working kitties!

    Also do you hail from Nova Scotia? My grandfather was from Windsor, so I have a special fondness for N.S. kitties. :)

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    1. Yes, yes, YES!!! I do live in Nova Scotia!!! And do you know what? Windsor is not very far from the Animal Shelter. Not very far at all!

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  22. Oh Nissy! I so want a job like that for the shelter where Mom found me! It sure could use some help with getting its news out. I am totally envious of you furlfriend!

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  23. Sweet Nerissa Concatz!!! on bein a real live newz reporter, And WOW!!! dat certainly alotta greenpaperz :o
    So glad you had da time to come to my pawty now dat you important reporter, really great to see you :)) Headbonkz ~ Sunny

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  24. Nerissa, that is so cool!! Congratulations! We know you will be purrfect for the job!!

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  25. And you know what??? If you play your cards right, maybe Anderson Cooper will hear about YOU and then you can be the first Feline Catporter on CNN! I mean, c'mon, they NEED some diversity! They're so speciesist! Aren't all their repawters Humans or sumfing?

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    1. Ooohhhh.... wouldn't that be neat? I wonder how I can make this happnen... I think CNN is speciesist. I've NEVER seen a cat reporting on that channel and the peep does watch it quite often. I could do a little segment every now and then on AC360. What do you think?

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    2. I think they could rename that show--AC300/N60. That's what *I* think. Catporting: An idea whose time has come. Who better than our boy Anderson to ge tthe ball rollin'!

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    3. Hmmm... wonder how we can make this happen... Are there any special laws you could enact? You being King and all...

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    4. It is to laugh! Enact laws, indeed! Laws? The King does not trifle in "laws"--He issues COMMANDS and DECREES which his subjects defy at their peril.

      Sadly, we have no lawn from which to gather dew. Nor rosebuds. Alas, only the bleak gray cement. Hmmm. Perhaps there's a decree for that....

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  26. Concatulations! Me is very impressed! It is so cool!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  27. What an important job! Concats! I'm just a paper shredder. Yours sounds so much more exciting.

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  28. Way to go! Maybe it doesn't pay much, but it sure has sure is important!

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  29. Nerissa you are definitely the purrfect girl to be a spokes lady as you are very well spoken.
    Hugs Madi

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  30. That is a wonderful job, Nerissa! What could possibly be more important than raising money for homeless kitties. So you ARE making money - just not for yourself!

    Purrs,
    Mindy, Moe, Cookie, Mike

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  31. Wowzers! A job! A real job! Concatulations - I'm jealous. The only job I've ever had is as an official lap warmer for my Mom's legs and there's no pay involved in THAT either! Well, I'm sure you will be the PERFECT roving reporter/spokescat for the shelter and no doubt your peeps are VERY proud of you.....so are we!!!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  32. WOW, that is super cool, your face will become known all over. You will have followers, hey, are you ready for this??? Ha ha ha, only kidding.......of course you are ready....go for it!!=^Y^=

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  33. ConCatulations!!!

    Thanks for helping make Ellie and Allie's 10th Birthday extra special!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  34. Woo hoo! How exciting! Congratulations, Nerissa!

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  35. Congrats on the new gig! I'm sure you'll be a super-star correspondant.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  36. Wow! How cool is that! Congratulations. But I do think you should hold out for kitty cookies.

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  37. congrats on that. You are amazing....

    pawhugs, Max

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  38. Oh my cat, you'll be FAMOUS!! Canz we has your pawtograph??

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  39. You're perfect for the job!
    And congratulations on all that fund raising.
    It's a lot of hard work keeping a shelter going.

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