Pasadena Adjacent

Life Lived on the Edge of Pasadena

Introducing Guest Author Pam Lansden & Her Cat

Dear Abby’s death reminded me of the day I spent with her sister, Ann Landers. She let me read her mail and answer a few letters just for practice. I was writing a column at the time called “String of Perils.” BTW I like Ms. Landers hairdo much better than mine. 

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Pasadena Adjacent is honored to have long time friend, former ‘People’ journalist and real estate agent extrodinaire, Pam Lansden as her special guest.

Besides Pam generously promoting ‘Pasadena Adjacent’ as “the best blog you’ve never heard of” (the kind of flattery which leads to me rolling over and allowing you to scratch my belly and steal me blind) she’s mastered the art of pulling pitch perfect quotes off the top of her head to fit any conversational occasion. This talent charms me to bits and has me feeling grey in comparison. She’s just brilliant that way and probably why she’s so good at what she does – plus she has an eye for objects . When she first walked into my home, she immediately pointed to a peti-point pillow my grandmother had made me – said if I died before she did, it should go to her. Since I plan to see a lawyer soon, I will make a note of it. If your friends with her, she’s probably done the same thing to you. If not, you might consider hiring her to assist you on your next visit to a flea market. Plus she was photographed with her arm around my hero Tennessee Williams. Plus she once owned Elizabeth Taylor’s childhood term paper – if I recall, she made a boat load of money off of it.

Although I don’t think of Pam as being a cat lover first and foremost, I do think we can all agree – with the web as our witness, no one makes a better straight man then a cat. And Pam has a good eye for a good story; so without further adieu may I present……

“A Tale About The Cat Who Lived in a Hole in the Wall of SOTHEBY’S Pasadena Parking Lot” by Pam Lansden

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Part 1: A Tale About The Cat Who Lived in a Hole in the Wall of SOTHEBY’S Pasadena Parking Lot

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A Tale About The Cat Who Lived in a Hole in the Wall of SOTHEBY’S Pasadena Parking Lot by Pam Lansden.

No one knew for sure where he came from. Some thought he was born in the wall. He was first spotted around the first of this year. Occasionally he’d poke his tiny orange head out of the hole in the long brick wall. He’d watch the real estate agents pull into their parking spaces but as soon as they opened their car doors, he would quickly duck back in his fox hole. His head looked like peach fuzz. Little by little he made himself known and eventually became the star of the office. But initially it was a negotiation, a little cat food in exchange for letting us glimpse him for a second or two.

(Since the tale of this waif is Dickensian in scope, it will need to be extended into more episodes than originally outlined.) 

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Part 2: If You’re a Stray Cat You Can’t Do Better Than Finding a Home Through Sotheby’s International Realty, Pasadena; A Full Service Agency.

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The Stray Who Knew How to Pick Real Estate Agents…

WHEN we left this feral cat yesterday, he was all alone, frightened and none too social. Slowly he began to make friends with the many agents who doted on him. They would come bearing gifts. One agent in particular became his fairy godmother, devoted servant and benefactress. Lynne Jennings could be seen every morning, all dressed up in her professional finery, preparing a multi course meal for this boy. She provided him with a three piece sterling stainless steel place setting. After months of this tireless devotion, Lynne became convinced that nothing was too good for this homeless cat, including my home. Lynne said I could have this stray! Of all the 80-plus agents, I was chosen to take home this mangy, flea infested, scrawny wild cat. Not one of the other agents tried to stop these adoption proceedings. What an honor. I’m not one to brag, BUT the only conclusion one can come to is that I must be VERY popular with my colleagues.

TOMORROW’S INSTALLMENT: Lucky Me! by Pam Lansden

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