Sunday, February 20, 2011

Good News

Samedi is pleased to tell all of you that he arrived home safely a short time ago! He also says that he is sorry for all of the trouble he caused, and notes that he will be going to the vet tomorrow to make sure he is all right. Read More......

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! Here are some dead, moldy flowers

**UPDATE** has offered us a full refund (plus a gift certificate-- not like we're using them ever again). They said 4 days for the refund. I'll be patient. If we get it, then I will be at least slightly more satisfied than before.

Also, still no Samedi. I did, however, find a black cat in our live trap this morning. He was big (bigger than Samedi), fluffy (fluffier than Samedi), and ANGRY (angrier than I've ever seen Samedi.) He also did not have any white on him. So I let him go.

To the owner (if there is one) of that cat, and to the cat itself, I'm sorry. You were clearly freaked out. Although at least you got some food out of it.


Okay, I'm definitely not trying to take your attention away from helping us find poor lost Samedi, who is likely wandering University Terrace with a spring in his step, chasing birds and generally having the time of his life.

However, there is something else I want to gripe about.
My husband, in an effort to be thoughtful and brighten my day, ordered Valentine's Day flowers for me from He placed the order at least five days in advance, and paid an extra 50% to have the flowers delivered-- "guaranteed" -- on Monday, February 14th.

Today, Thursday, February 17th, the flowers arrived. I opened the box. And I found a bundle of dead and moldy tulips and Irises.

Here you can see the mold adorning the stem of one Tulip. The mold had eaten through nearly the entire stem, and was beginning to move onto the surrounding flowers.

As you can imagine, I was less than pleased that the flowers were late to begin with. And then there's this fiasco. The moldy, dead, brown, wrinkled flower fiasco.

In this one, you can see that the irises and tulips are wilting-- they were not packed with any kind of wet towel around them, so they have been shipped from California to Louisiana with no water whatsoever.

Here, you can see the brown, dried stems of the flowers from where they were packed with no water or moisture.

Thanks, ! You have helped to make this one of the worst weeks ever! Congrats! We will be getting a refund, or I will offer to represent the thousands of other angry clients who have complained Here, Here, Here, Here and Here.

It will be a class action suit you can never win. Sobbing women on the stand who received mold in a gift box? Children who sent flowers that never arrived to their elderly parents in nursing homes? Deployed men in uniform who ordered flowers that their sweethearts never received? Juries eat that stuff up. What they don't like is a flower company that doesn't deliver.
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A Domestic Lawyer's Plea

As most of you probably know, our cat Samedi ran away on Tuesday afternoon. So we're asking for your help-- yes, you!-- to find him.

This is Samedi. He's six months old. He's a domestic shorthair with black fur, except for a white patch on his chest-- you can see a bit of that white patch here. He's about 9 points, and looks nearly the size of an average cat. Although you can't see it, he has a thin tail-- he's not fluffy. He is not declawed, and he is not yet neutered.

He was last seen at the Sommerset Apartment Complex near Millicent Way and Bert Kouns on February 15, 2011.

What we're asking is three things. First, that you keep an eye out for Samedi. Second, that you share this information. Put it on your facebook page, text it to your friends, mention it on your blog-- anything! More people knowing about Samedi means more people who are likely to find him and help us bring him home safely. Third, if you see Samedi, contact us. Your can email to or call or text to 318-286-2450. Let us know where and when you last saw him.

Here are links to various pages about Samedi for your to share with your friends:

Thank you in advance for you help. With your assistance, we have a much better chance of bringing Samedi home safely.
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