I'm just wanting to get the thoughts of people here. I know this group is very vocal towards "cat issues" and I am a little bothered by the new JCP commercial, but not enough to write, etc.
If you are unsure what I am talking about, they seem to have this new Wednesday sale or something like that and the lady hears on the radio that it's Wednesday. She is in the middle of opening a can of cat food with the cat watching her. She grabs her purse and leaves to go shopping, leaving the cat to stare at the cat food can in the automatic can opener. The commercial ends with her feeding the cat, but I noticed off to the side that there is a shopping bag. Thus, the story would go that she left to go shopping, not feeding the cat, and fed the cat upon returning.

I just wonder how much flack they would get if they showed a baby in a high-chair and the mother preparing the food only to abandon the child to go shopping and return later to feed the child. Not having any children yet, we view our two cats as our children and I'm the type of person who would go to great lengths to protect them. Watch out evil cat...

(if you're wondering WTF about evil cat, read my other post)
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This is a bit disturbing. I think I would tend to be bothered by something like that as well. Of course, in my household if I left a can of cat food sitting on the counter at least opened and with me nowhere around my cats would no doubt be able to get to it and I'd come back to an empty can. I have yet to see this JCP commercial but it sounds a bit disturbing. I hope they come out with a posting that says "make sure you feed your cat before leaving," or something similar. I'd write to JCP and see what they say.

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I'm just wanting to get the thoughts of people here. I know thisgroup is very vocal towards "cat issues" and I am a little bothered by thenew JCP commercial, but not enough to write, etc.

Oh please.
I'm just wanting to get the thoughts of people here. I know this group is very vocal towards "cat issues" ... the story would go that she left to go shopping, not feeding the cat, and fed the cat upon returning.

Pa-leeze. The fat man in the red suit breaking in your home via the chimney isn't real, either.
Sherry
Of course, don't forget the Pepsi commercial where the dog eats the sandwich and drinks the Pepsi and places the cat on the counter for the blame.

But I agree...the cat would not have just sat there and looked at the can. If they did and didn't move the whole time, then that cat isn't too bright. I know my cats would have gotten on the counter, pawed at the can until it fell on the floor and would have eaten.
I forgot about that commercial. Some humans really want to try and prove dogs are smarter than cats with commercials like that but it just isn't going to happen. BTW, I think I should mention here they are thinking of doing antoer Cats & Dogs movie and calling it Cats & Dogs 2: Tinkle's Revenge. Perhaps this time they'll get it right and actually make the cats the good guys. Of course that is wishful thinking given that either the director or producer is in fact a dog lover.

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This is a bit disturbing. I think I would tend to be bothered by something like that as well. Of ... "make sure you feed your cat before leaving," or something similar. I'd write to JCP and see what they say.

What about those two abandoned cats around your apartment that you're not helping? How would THEY react to an unopened can of food?
It doesn't really bother me. The cat will still be just fine an hour or two later when she finally gets around to feeding the cat. A (small) child on the other hand shouldn't ever be left alone for any reason but certainly wouldn't starve to death if they had to wait a while for lunch.

Wendy

I'm just wanting to get the thoughts of people here. I know this group is very vocal towards "cat issues" and I am a little bothered by the new JCP commercial, but not enough to write, etc.
If you are unsure what I am talking about, they seem to have this new Wednesday sale or something like that and the lady hears on the radio that it's Wednesday. She is in the middle of opening a can of cat food with the cat watching her. She grabs her purse and leaves to go shopping, leaving the cat to stare at the cat food can in the automatic can opener. The commercial ends with her feeding the cat, but I noticed off to the side that there is a shopping bag. Thus, the story would go that she left to go shopping, not feeding the cat, and fed the cat upon returning.

I just wonder how much flack they would get if they showed a baby in a high-chair and the mother preparing the food only to abandon the child to go shopping and return later to feed the child. Not having any children yet, we view our two cats as our children and I'm the type of person who would go to great lengths to protect them. Watch out evil cat...

(if you're wondering WTF about evil cat, read my other post)
I always get a kick out of blame the cat/dog gags.

Wendy

Of course, don't forget the Pepsi commercial where the dog eats the sandwich and drinks the Pepsi and places the cat on the counter for the blame.

But I agree...the cat would not have just sat there and looked at the can. If they did and didn't move the whole time, then that cat isn't too bright. I know my cats would have gotten on the counter, pawed at the can until it fell on the floor and would have eaten.
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