Lottery-Winning Cat Spends Fortune on Giant Stuffed Bear
When Mortimer, a Scottish Fold kitty, struck it rich by matching the first five numbers on his Powerball ticket last August, he promised friends he would spend wisely, save for the future, and generally be responsible.
And for awhile, he did that. He splurged one in awhile on caviar or organic catnip, but he put most of the money in a 401k, paid off his student loans, and continued to work his day job.
Then this past week, roommates came home and found Mortimer perched atop a giant stuffed bear.
"I walk in and there’s Morty siting on this giant… thing… bear," said Tom Spiner, who has lived with the cat for three years, "and I’m like, ‘Oh jeez, I guess responsibility is out the window.’"
According to Spiner, Mortimer cashed out his 401k — for which he’ll pay a penalty — and dropped $45,000 on the bear. Why so much? It’s made completely of cashmere.
Spiner worries that the reckless cat may be on the road to the poor house if he doesn’t get his spending back under control.