A mom from Oklahoma took to social media to ask her community to lend her an orange cat to hang out with her kids who are big fans of the beloved comic character.

By Maressa Brown
August 09, 2018

All parents want to provide their kids with magical experiences from time to time. For Clara Edwards, a mom from Oklahoma, that magic looks like hosting a stranger's cat at her dinner table. And not just any cat. It has to be an orange cat. That's because her 4-year-old and 2-year-old are wild for the 40-year-old comic cat Garfield.

Edwards took to Craigslist, Instagram, and as a flier out and about in public to share a "Wanted" ad, asking to borrow someone's orange-hued kitty to have a “lasagna dinner with Garfield-loving 4-year-old and 2-year-old children.”

Edwards says she's "an increasingly desperate (but not crazy) mom-of-two with no friends that own orange cats." She also makes clear that the plan is only to temporarily host the feline, writing, "Please take your cat back at the end.”

A woman named Lauren shared a photo of the ad on Twitter, spreading the word even further. 

Clara's wife Chad replied about six days later, on August 7, sharing an update: The family had found a volunteer!

Other orange cat owners on Twitter were still desperate to get in on the Garfield gig.

Here's hoping the Edwards family provides the internet with more details about the meet-up ASAP. Garfield fans and orange cat owners everywhere need to know how it all went down!