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Read This Mom’s Hilarious Ad Asking to ‘Borrow an Orange Cat’

This is a surprisingly relatable reason to borrow a cat.

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Pets are rarely something one borrows. You can give them away. You can sell them. You can even babysit them. But if someone ever walked up to you and said ‘Lemme borrow your cat real quick,’ you’d be rightfully suspicious. So you can imagine one woman’s surprise when she came across a poster at her dad’s office asking to “borrow” an orange cat. She tweeted a picture of the poster and, naturally, it went viral.

“Wanted: to BORROW an orange cat for 24-48 hours, to have a lasagna dinner with Garfield-loving 4-year-old and 2-year-old children,” reads the poster. “Will return cat happy and cared for. Cat will not be required to eat lasagna…”

Clearly, the mom was throwing a Garfield-themed birthday party for her kids and needed a Garfield look-a-like to headline the event. In addition to being the smuggest, yet most entertaining, bastard in the canon of cartoon characters, Garfield has a notorious love for lasagna. And while admittedly strange, it does highlight the wild lengths that parents will go to for their children. Clara Edwards, the mom in question, simply added that she was an “increasingly desperate (but not crazy) mom-of-two.”

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Turns out that Edwards got more than a handful of great offers from hopeful owners, but with one arrangement having fallen through, she hoped that her alternate would make good on their promise to come to the party and not eat lasagna. She promised to keep the internet updated though.