Friday, June 25, 2021

The story of the catcus mug

 Last weekend, while we were shopping at a Ross store, I found the cutest cat cactus mug. I bought it, but when I got home and was unloading it from the car, the bag fell and the mug broke. I was bummed. It broke into too many pieces to even try re-gluing and using for something else.

Not only was it the last mug they had, but at a store like Ross, they likely won't get any more in stock.

I took a photo before I put the pieces in the trash. I sent a photo to a friend of mine who shops at random stores, because, why not?


Imagine my surprise when I got a text just a few days later from this friend. He had stopped at an antique mall to look at kitchen items. On a shelf was the same mug!

He delivered it the next day. What a great surprise! I enjoyed coffee from it this morning.



10 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Whoa! Guess it was meant to be that you'd have that mug!
What a good friend.

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Great story! Better put the new mug in a safe place!

pilch92 said...

I am glad your friend was able to find one for you.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

How pawsome! You were definitely meant to have that mug!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! What a cute mug and a nice thing for your friend to do for you.

Summer said...

How awesome you got the mug! And how nice of your friend to pick it up for you.

Cleo said...

What an awesome story. Imagine your surprise on actually finding that very mug! It is a silly one, too. Great find, and don't drop this one!!

Zoolatry said...

We too love the one-of-a-kind treasures found at thrift & off/price stores and what a great story to have found Cat-Cus, and then it was found yet again! One never knows ... thank you to your good friend.

Amy J said...

LOVE this!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

That IS a cute mug!

What are these kids doing here?

A minivan pulled up next door and there were some kids inside. Lucy heard the kids and ran to the window to check them out.