Sunday, March 8, 2009
It should have been an afternoon to remember for two local cats. YoYo, an 8-year-old, neutered, Russian Blue male, was all set to propose to his longtime love, Widget, a 5-year-old, black and white Domestic Short Hair female, when the afternoon took an unfortunate turn.
YoYo had set everything up in advance for the romantic lunch. A neighbor helped set up an elaborate picnic basket full of day-old sardines and Wendy’s french fries on a bench at the Edmonds Marina, where YoYo keeps his Boston Whaler.
“My problem had never really been an issue before.” YoYo stated, “She just seemed to accept me for who I was, she said it (the drooling) never bothered her.”
Edmonds Marina, site of the Valentine picnic
YoYo and Widget met in 2007 when they both were in the same Economics class at North Seattle Community College. “It was love at first sight.” Widget recalled to the Gazette, “I just never realized how much he drools.” The two had been inseparable ever since.
YoYo stated that he decided the timing was right for the two of them to make it official and he purchased a ring from a local gumball machine intending to propose. The ring, encrusted in golden plastic, was in the shape of a small dollar sign.
The gumball machine where YoYo purchased the ring
Widget met YoYo at the park, where he was drooling onto the bench in anticipation of her arrival. YoYo said that he gave her the ring and it had “a lot” of drool on it. Widget shook the drool off the ring and said “I just can’t take it anymore YoYo, I am so sorry. But, there’s someone else, who doesn’t drool…” and she walked away leaving YoYo in tears, and drool, later laughing with friends about the poor quality of the ring YoYo chose.
Widget later laughed “I can’t believe he gave me that ugly ring!”
“I had even bought her five new Homies for her collection,” Yo-Yo remarked, “She loves them…she has been collecting them since I have known her.” YoYo told the Gazette that he had spent no less than two hours at a gumball machine at Albertson’s trying for the few Homies that she didn’t already have.
“It is hard to get the ones you want…” he stated “You have to not give up, but keep trying because some are more rare than others. I got a lot of extras now and they cost me more than the ring!”
YoYo had also bought Widget five new Homies to add to her collection, as an engagement gift
YoYo said that despite his Valentine’s day being ruined, he did manage to eat the fries and the sardines and said that he will not give up on his search for love. He said that someone is out there that can accept him with his disability and that person will find him when the time is right.
Until then, YoYo has invested in a drool cup with a fashionable chin strap and will start his own collection of Homies.
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 7:32 AM