Animals (General), Cat Stuff, Cats, Dogs, Lanzarote, Local, Miscellaneous
I bought this lovely pet blanket at our local Lidl here in Puerto del Carmen yesterday, but after only one day of use, it looks like *this*, can you believe it?!
The material is obviously totally unsuitable for use with pets, and after only one day it looks like it is a few months old.
When I went back today to ask for a refund, I was told that it has “already been used” and I couldn’t get a refund. They also said “oh well, cats do scratch”, but that doesn’t justify the material being crap and it looking like this after ONE DAY! I would expect it to look like this only after many months of use…
I’m not a happy bunny and have written a stinky email to Lidl headquarters, and will have to wait and see what they say…
In the meantime, anyone planning to buy one of these blankets from Lidl, I can’t say I warned you!
This is the complaint I wrote to Lidl headquarters in Spanish:
Compré esta manta para mascotas ayer, y hoy ya se ve como esto (ver foto adjunta)!
No me malinterpreten, yo esperaría que se vea como esto quizas en 2 o 3 meses, pero no después de sólo UN DÍA! Esta manta se supone utilizar para los animales domésticos, pero el material no es adecuado en absoluto.
Cuando fui a mi Lidl local en Puerto del Carmen para tener un reembolso, me dijeron que se ha utilizado el producto y no me devolvería el dinero, ni cambiarlo. Fue utilizado por UN DÍA SÓLO y no debería tener este aspecto!
Le agradecería si me hagan saber lo que puede hacer por mí, pero aunque no se puede usted hacer nada, esta manta no se debe vender para uso con animales.
Espero oír de usted pronto, muchas gracias.
Barbarella Silke Buchner
UPDATE: Despite contacting them various times over a 10 day period, I never got a reply, only an automated email saying that my query would be dealt with within 48 hours. Which did not happen. SHAME ON YOU, LIDL!
Spider & Lugosi celebrated their 17th birthday yesterday. Yes, that’s SEVENTEEN glorious long years, which translates to around 85 human years. My boys are the same age as my grandad now!
If you want to find out how old your cat is in human years (or yourself in cat years), there is a nifty cat age calculator in the sidebar of The Mad Cat Lady website.
Back in March, Doghouse Media came over to film me and my “husbands” Lugosi and Spider for a documentary they were doing for Channel 5 (a major UK TV channel), called “90 Cats and Counting: Cat Crazies”. This was on TV on 1st July, and here´s the segment that we star in…. ENJOY!
Thomas Baden-Riess, who drew this wonderful pawtrait of Ruby, Lugosi & Spider for me, is a pencil artist and author. He is available for commission of pencil portraits of pets and loved ones. He also produces more elaborate works of art, and his books are available on Amazon.
Click here to check out his works of art on his website, or to make a commission. You can also follow Thomas on Facebook and subscribe to his YouTube Channel.
Thanks you so much, Thomas. This is really beautiful and I adore the drawing! I have already framed it, but still need to find the purrfect place to hang it.
Lugosi: “Hmmm. He didn´t quite catch me in the best light!” Barbarella: “Well, at least *I* love it!”.
The original photo (3 cats in IKEA boxes)
This is rather cool. Two separate photos come together in a strange & interesting meld on my mobile phone. Top is Lugosi´s back (and Ruby) fused with Spider´s tail below it.
Check it out, closer up…
And these are the two original photos… Lugosi and Ruby.
… and Spider´s tailio
Cute guy defending me! Love it, haha.
Stuck-up, typical all-American blonde lady: Get a sense of humour! The marriage to my cats is for *fun* and NOT official nor legal, hence totally not relevant in her comparison to same sex marriages.
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