On the sidebar of this page, or at this link, you’ll find all of the many entries to the “Cat Confession Contest,” in which readers were invited to submit a photograph of their moggie and a written confession by the cat of some foul deed. If you haven’t looked at the entries, go see them all—they’re all clever, and all true.
It was a very tough job picking the finalists, but our group of anonymous judges—the “Cat Angels”—has selected seven entries for Finalist status. One of these (or more, if Professor Ceiling Cat is feeling especially beneficent) will receive an autographed copy of WEIT with a cat hand-drawn to the winner’s specifications.
So, without further ado, here are the winners (and the owners’ accompanying descriptions).
The final decision belongs to the judges, but we are not above being swayed by eloquent arguments. Pick your favorite in the comments below. Oh, and click photos to enlarge (Tulsi is hard to read).
For all those entries who didn’t make the finals, my apologies; but many people got chuckles from your cat’s confession.
Reader Isabelle writes us:
Hugo hung himself in the vertical blind cord when he jumped from the windowsill. The noise he made was the reason I quickly found him in his predicament. Good thing I was home; I don’t want to think about what shape he’d be in if he had been like this for hours. And yes, the cords have since been shortened so it doesn’t happen again.
And the confession itself:
Gethyn and Laurie send us Theo’s confession:
Reader Stephen confesses:
I was compelled to formulate Butter’s sign of shame as a haiku.
Thaddeus reveals all about his evil cat Mayhem:
Mayhem is notorious in the neighbourhood for breaking into people’s houses. I know of at least 5 houses in the area that he will just let himself into. One neighbour has such a problem with him that I am purchasing an electronic cat door to let his cats in and out and keep Mayhem out. Mayhem has also killed and at least part eaten: 2 guinea pigs, 2 hamsters, and a rabbit.
Reader Andrea went to enormous trouble to obtain permission for a photo shoot with her polydactylous Tulsi, and had to create an elaborate set-up complete with stand-in after Her Royal Highness refused to pose further.
And the stand-in for this photo-shoot:
6. Ginger Bravo
Reader Nicole sent us her cat’s confession:
My cat’s name is Ginger Bravo and his desire to obtain new chew toys forces us to keep all loaves of bread safely ensconced in a cabinet or risk having spent $5 to entertain him for five minutes.
Reader Anne sends us Fletcher: