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krummholz
04-01-2009, 06:29 PM
What a surprise about Marty! I know this will all be subject to an official vote, but here are my thoughts about the names for the five female and one male kitten(s): Maureen, Maria, Maude, Madeleine, Madge, Martin.:)

bacchus2
04-01-2009, 07:48 PM
Kudos to Marty, (AKA) Martina.

I have a Maine Coon cat, checked HIM out right after I read this, but then rememebered I had HIM altered.

KathyC
04-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Wow, Just Wow!!! Marty / Martina is a Mommy........

That had to be an incredible shock, was anyone around when she started having the kittens? I could only imagine what was going through their mind.

I guess while the observers were hard at work, Marty was having play time...:p

Congrats to the new Mom.:D

KD Talbot
04-01-2009, 09:37 PM
know what day it is?

KDT

Bill O
04-01-2009, 09:40 PM
know what day it is?

KDT

OMG, that was good.

mtruman
04-01-2009, 10:19 PM
Perhaps one of the kittens could be the prize for the top STP fund raiser. A kitten is so much warmer than a fleece...

KathyC
04-02-2009, 04:56 AM
Was this an April fools joke???:o

Brad
04-02-2009, 06:44 AM
Was this an April fools joke???:o
On The Joke Rating Scale (which is from 1 to 10) this was at least a 17! Excellent - extremely well done.

Bretton Woods Brat
04-02-2009, 08:12 AM
Lmao! When reading the comments.. The Beatles came on singing "You better leave my kitten alone!" No joking! :D

Patrad Fischroy
04-02-2009, 08:26 AM
Could be right up there with whale farming in Illinois

Ellen
04-02-2009, 08:57 AM
If this ISN'T an April Fool's joke, shame on whoever thought it made sense to take an unspayed (or un-neutered) cat to the summit! And the surgery would certainly have made the gender clear.

MelNino
04-02-2009, 08:59 AM
Excellent joke :)


Pity..kittens would so fit in my pack in May......:rolleyes:

fifteendays
04-02-2009, 12:33 PM
Glad to see many of you found some humor in the cat spoof. An April Fools joke has grown to be an unofficial Obs tradition, and we've all had some good chuckles over the years (the fire-breathing dragon was my favorite).

Unfortunately, the joke may have cast the Conway Area Humane Society in a negative light, and for that we sincerely apologize. We are so proud to work with Virginia and the gang at CAHS and any ruffling of feathers (or in this case, fur) was unintended.

Here's a great story: WOKQ's Morning Waking Crew believed the story in its entirety and talked about Marty's new kittens for their entire four-hour show this morning. In speaking with them this morning, they were floored that it was a joke and said "I can't believe that we got punked by weather geeks!" So now, I will be on air with them tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM to clear the air, have some fun, support the work of CAHS and make "lemonade out of lemons". I'm glad that this will turn out to be a great PR victory for everyone involved.

Interesting day in the office thus far...

Cheers,

Scot
MWO Staff

MelNino
04-02-2009, 12:51 PM
Those kittens were adorable :)

fifteendays
04-02-2009, 01:11 PM
Evidence that WOKQ bought the whole story...
http://podcasting.fia.net/6772/3588666.mp3

Enjoy!
Scot
MWO Staff

krummholz
04-02-2009, 01:35 PM
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who bought it hook, line, and sinker! What really should have tipped me off was the supposed name of the volunteer taking care of the kittens, Tom Showers (a.k.a. Fool of April)!

Brad
04-02-2009, 02:12 PM
Excellent joke and even better that you get follow up PR.

But, the chair lift is real - right?

mtruman
04-02-2009, 05:35 PM
But, the chair lift is real - right?

I sure hope so. I'm planning on using it for STP!

Bill O
04-02-2009, 05:51 PM
The quality and execution of this joke raised the bar. Well done.

KathyC
04-02-2009, 08:08 PM
On a scale of 1 to 10 for gullible I'm about a 25, I bought it hook, line and sinker.

When I read it last night, I called my sister to look on the website, I coulnd't believe that Marty had kittens.

I even called my fiance who was working up in E. Hartford and said we better have out cat double checked...


Tooo Funny.........:D

Charlie
04-02-2009, 09:22 PM
well done :D
i will bring my computer to work tomorrow to listen to the broadcast

MelNino
04-02-2009, 11:24 PM
Evidence that WOKQ bought the whole story...
http://podcasting.fia.net/6772/3588666.mp3

Enjoy!
Scot
MWO Staff


Wait....so meteorologists aren't rocket scientists??

Charlie
04-03-2009, 12:47 PM
Evidence that WOKQ bought the whole story...
http://podcasting.fia.net/6772/3588666.mp3

Enjoy!
Scot
MWO Staff

this was todays morning show


http://podcasting.fia.net/6772/3590888.mp3

Frona
07-17-2009, 12:04 PM
I just got the latest issue of Windswept and started thinking of kitten names without noting the April 1 date on Marty's becoming a mother. When I was a little girl, we had a litter with names Pawgus, Pussaconaway, and Whiteface. Here are some more.
Purrsidential, Wildcat, Martison, Catahdin, Mouselocke, Weetamew, Purrquawket, and from the Ossipees, Bearcat and Blacksnout. Hopefully not Doublehead.

snihoosy73
12-03-2009, 11:57 PM
Congratulations to both you
Have a wonderful day and all the best for the future