bemz contest so miserable

Published on September 25th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


poekie wants a new slipcover to sharpen its nails

i guess it had to come to this. poekie the cat sends me an entry.

“To Whom It May Concern:

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Poekie and I am a cat.

Yes, I’m sure you must find it most unusual to receive an e-mail written by a feline, however, desperate times call for desperate measures.

so miserable that's us!

I live with 2 feline friends, Alice and Anita in a flat in Vila Nova de Gaia, a city on the outskirts of Porto, Portugal. There are 2 humans which I have allowed to share our space with us. They are generally good people, though I don’t really like it when they interrupt my naps on the table when they want to eat, but hey, they bring home the bacon!!! I would also prefer it if they slept on the floor, sometimes it gets too tight for all 5 of us on the bed, but unfortunately, nails can only go so far…

the tatty sofa

Anyway, to cut to the chase… what is totally unacceptable is the fact that they realize that we badly need a new slipcover to sharpen our nails on (this one’s definitely no fun anymore…) and do absolutely NOTHING about it!!! The cheapskate bastards!!! So this is our humble and desperate plea (or should I say MIAOW??) for a new slipcover… We may have to resort to drastic measures, like kicking our owners out, and you wouldn’t want them to be homeless, would you??

the slipcover of our dreams
We would be extremely grateful…
PS: NOTE FROM OWNER (Sofia): I had to put food on the sofa for the photoshoot so I definitely deserve a new slipcover!!!!”

want to win $500 to spend at bemz? here’s how to send in your entry.
click here to view all entries.

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bree’s sofa and the jealous cat
maureen’s sad sofa story

The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to poekie wants a new slipcover to sharpen its nails

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can’t you guys see that talking about the cats was just an intelligent excuse to ask for the slipcover? What’s wrong with you people? Are you english? … Well, this is all about Happyness, sense of humor and love for pets; These ideas should be sponsored by IKEA!
    Sign. The Lion King

  2. Anonymous says:

    Get rid of the cat and save on slip covers ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous said this.. Anonymous said that.. PISS OFF, “Anonymous”… and get a cat!!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Your current slip-cover looks perfectly fine from the front…why dont you just buy a scratch post for those cats? I too have a cat and I would kick his ass if he did that to my couch…he has a scratch post and he loves it, he has no choice.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You’re actually asking for a slipcover so the cats can destroy it!? Here’s a better idea: BUY yourself a new slipcover so that when it is destroyed-you feel the monetary loss. Perhaps that will condition you to train your cats what IS appropriate to scratch on.

  6. Anonymous says:

    New slipcover to destroy? Does she really deserve a new slipcover from bemz thats expensive and too nice to just let the cats ruin within a day again? How deserving is that? If the cats are just going to ruin the slipcover again, just leave the old one on and let someone else more deserving have the covers.

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