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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Calling All Cat People; Purina Wants You

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 5:21 PM

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Just when you thought cat people couldn't appear any more eccentric. Purina is holding a national contest for cat lovers alike to become the one person who will serve as the pet food brand's roving cat guru.

Purina is on the hunt for the first ever Cat Chow correspondent. The winner gets $50,000 and a one-year contract to travel the nation and learn more about the the capricious creatures and then report back to the company. 

We has to ask, how much more is there to know about cats?

The tryouts will be held in five cities, and Purina is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area on March 19. And bring your cat so they see how well you two get along.

The exact job description is still "up in the air." Purina would only tell us that they are looking for someone who loves cats.


want someone who can talk to as many people as possible," said Katie Jo

Sheek, spokeswoman for Purina. "We want someone who is

fun, excited, and outgoing."

So, it is looking for someone who has the demeanor of a dog, not a cat.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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