Miss Information is not making this up.Miss Information actually overheard this conversation while she was peacefully drinking coffee Sunday.
Four women were seated at the table next to her. It was clear that they hadn't seen each other in a while and chatted to catch up. In the course of the chatting one of the women revealed that her cat had died a few months ago. Miss Information was sad for the woman. Her friends were also sympathetic.
One of the women suggested that the bereaved woman check out a wonderful white cat available for adoption in a nearby shelter. One of the other women agreed. She had seen that cat, too. Why it was a wonderful cat! And beautiful, too, the other woman noted.
The bereaved woman declined. While she was certain the cat was awesome, she wasn't convinced it would match her furniture.
Huh? thought Miss Information.
"Huh?" said the women at the table.
Well, yes, said bereaved Betty. When she'd gotten her now deceased cat, which she described as "beige" (who uses beige to describe a cat?) she'd redecorated the house to match and while she wanted a new cat, she simply wasn't ready to get a new couch.
At this point Miss Information would like to mention that while she has often told people that the beautiful black cat she used to have matched her wardrobe better than the current Kitty Information (calico, mostly white and sheddy), she absolutely is never replacing her with another cat, even if that cat does go better with her clothes.