|Bugger's intense glare earned him the name of "Spike" from Arm & Hammer|
Another question is whether I really put a collar on my cat. No, I don't do cat collars, nor do I recommend them for indoor cats. That was Photoshopped in with the overly full litter box. Collars aren't a bad thing if it has a quick-release closure, but it damages the fur around the neck of a long-haired cat. A collar mark would only raise eyebrows at a cat show.
|Bugger at home, answering fan mail|
I have enjoyed my cat's moment of relative fame, of course, but it seems the owners of his many offspring have also. Bugger has been breeding for over 6 years and has produced 129 kittens. He gets all the fun and glory, but doesn't have to pay child support. My kitten buyers have been the ones reporting back to me if Bugger's ad has been spotted in a new magazine. Nino is a year-and-a-half old daughter of Bugger owned by Lauren and Michael who sent me this response to their cat's famous sire.
I have no idea how long Arm & Hammer will keep "Spike" in print, but I hope it'll be quite a while because this is kind of fun. If you happen to see the ad, please let me know which magazine and issue it's in.