A reader asks:
I was thinking about starting up a cat rental business. How did that go for you? Did you run into problems?
Yes, more than nine years later, people are still inquiring about my fictitious cat rental business.
It all started with a goofy blog post in 2010 about offering my cats up for rent to control mice. It was just a joke: why go through the trouble of owning a cat when you can rent one to de-mouse your house? We had three cats at the time, which if you ask me, is two cats too many — but it would be great if they could bring in some income. Suddenly the litter boxes, vet visits, and pricey food seem more tolerable. OK, maybe not ha-ha funny.
All this time later, people still leave comments on the blog post and send emails about cat rental. Another comment came in today:
Maybe I’m just being played here, but if you search “cat rental mice,” the post does turn up high in the results.
Who knows. By the way, Mia — the last remaining cat of the three — has been a bit of a disappointment in the mousing department. She’s certainly not worth $100 per week.