by Kevin Allman
This is Ricky the Cat, who was featured this week in "Weekly Tails," Gambit's adoptable-pet section:
Ricky is a 2-year-old spayed DSH with calico markings. She's quite the tomboy and is good with other cats, dogs and kids. To meet Ricky or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon. Sat. and 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.
When Ricky's picture went up on the wall, everyone at Gambit (OK, mostly me) was fascinated by her. Was she saying "HELLO THERE!!!!" Was Ricky clinically insane? Or was she just hilarious? (Suggestions of "hiring" Ricky to be the Gambit office cat went nowhere, alas.)
Ricky and her fate gnawed at me all week, so this afternoon I called Lori Haeuser at the LA/SPCA to see what else we could learn about Ricky the Cat.
"She's on her way to Atlanta," Lori reported. "They had 50 cats adopted out and had a shortage of kitties, which is wonderful. So we sent over 23 cats, and Ricky was among them."
About that picture? "It is funny," Lori said. "She's a sweet cat. We just got her in mid-meow."
What will happen to Ricky? Gambit's I-Team will be devoting all its resources to tracking Ricky upon her arrival at the Atlanta SPCA and will be bringing you breaking, up-to-the-minute Ricky the Cat news as it occurs.