Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Wordy Wednesday: Mudpie the Aspiring Model

Meows from Mudpie!

Last Wednesday our VCR bit the dust. Mommy was bummed because we still have tons and tons of videotapes. She even recorded on it periodically because she refuses to pay more money to the cable company for DVR service. After seeing the crazy prices online for a replacement she figured she'd be stuck keeping an eye out at thrift stores.

Then Saturday morning she went to the estate sale of a neighbor who's 98 years old and just had to move to a nursing home. The first room she walked into was his living room, and there was a VCR still hooked up to his TV for only $15! Just days after ours died, it's like it was fate and she immediately bought it.

After bringing it home she laid it on the kitchen floor to change her shoes. I came over to check it out and since it was partly on my pizza box, I draped myself right across it! Mommy laughed and said I looked like a swimsuit model trying to get someone to buy a sports car.  

I wonder if I could earn extra money for squeezies doing this?

Hello, kind sir. Could I interest you in a used 1995 RCA VCR? 
I'm selling it to raise money for a very good cause.

Thank you so much for your purchase.
Don't forget your bill of sale!

Mommy hasn't hooked up the VCR yet because she first had to hook up a new cable box (an Xfinity-mandated "upgrade"). And we also don't have a remote for this VCR so we need to figure out a workaround for that issue, but at least she found one that we're fairly sure is in good shape. This neighbor had become a very good friend of my grandpa's too, so we were happy to bring something home that had belonged to him.


Lynn and Precious said...

Mudpie, you would make a great sales lady. We would shop in your store everyday. Hope your mommy can get it to work because when ours broke a few years ago I just gave up on recording anything anymore. I'm not paying the cable company anymore than I already am.

The Island Cats said...

You definitely make a great sales cat, Mudpie!

Sandee said...

I'm glad you got a new VCR to enjoy your tapes. We still have ours too. Hubby watches his tapes on it now and then.

You're most adorable, Mudpie. Tell mom I said so and that I linked this post to Wordless Wednesday.

Have a purrfect day and rest of the week. My best to your mom. ♥

pilch92 said...

Glad you found a replacement. That is a pretty shot of you Miss Mudpie. XO

Brian's Home Blog said...

That was amazing timing finding another VCR really close like that. You do look amamzing and you would make a great model sweet Mudpie!

Leah said...

Mudpie you would be a wonderful model! Glad your Mom found a VCR! We have some old VCR tapes too!

CCL Wendy said...

Sometimes the stars all align, and something serendipitous occurs. You are so lucky to find one for so little, so quickly. And Mudpie would make a good model for anything she deigns to put her paws on.

meowmeowmans said...

You are a supermodel sales cat, for sure, Mudpie!

Patricia T said...

Too cute! I’d buy it (and I don’t need a VCR).

Katie Isabella said...

I miss mine SO much. I envy you.