Stand Aside! Celebrity Cat In Our Midst!!!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 SAL.2002007747

 "I'm a model, you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah, on the catwalk, on the catwalk, yeah
I do my little turn on the catwalk"  Right Said Fred

Passion is where you find it.  One of Liz's is helping animals.  We have a house full of rescue cats and dogs.  And Liz has found a way to blend that helping animals with helping people too, with our Chihuahua Bunny serving as a pet therapy dog at the local hospice, a senior center and the local VA hospital.  And she's doing her best to get a certified pet therapy cat too!  Dogs are relatively easy, cats?  You know the phrase "herding cats", right?? :)

And that's where Bindi's story starts.  A few years ago Liz was doing her usual Sunday afternoon volunteer shift at an area Petsmart and adopting out cats, when someone walked in with a small kitten they'd found stuck in a fence.  She was small and HUNGRY!!  Liz brought her home to foster her.  She needed bottle fed, and often because of her age!

Bindi young

Liz named her "Bindi" because of the little red mark on the kitten's forehead.  She hoped that because she was being handraised that Bindi would become a therapy cat as she grew older.  So Bindi became what is known as a "foster failure" because we never adopted her out and instead made her a permanent part of our household.

As it turned out, Bindi doesn't have the ideal temperament to be a pet therapy cat, at least not yet!  She's a bit of a diva, and that makes sense considering her background.  She's a beautiful cat with a very striking fur pattern.   One of our friends is connected with a Cincinnati photographer who does commercial work for Iams, Eukanuba and other companies needing high grade photos for their advertising.  When the photographer needed cat models for Iams, our friend contacted us and Bindi was one of two cats we took to the shoot.  She was one of six cats overall as part of the shoot and there was no guarantee that she'd make the final cut, but she was a pro for the photo shoot!  Our other cat's potential career as a model was pretty short, too much noise, flash and commotion so back to the crate for him!

The photographer mailed us the payment for the use of our two cats and that's pretty much the typical end of it.  You don't hear back if or if not they use the photos, or where in the world they get used.

But this week we decided to take a cruise through the pet food section and look.  Bags of cat food?  No Bindi.  Oh well.  Oh wait, what about these little snack bags??  That's BINDI!!

Bindi on Iams

So Bindi has her own Scarlet O'hara story, from a stuck in a fence kitten to a "famous" cat model!  It's quite a "tail" for a rescue cat! 

So now you know a bit more about your local Warren County Ohio real estate agents and their furry herd!  Want to help them pay for the care of their critters?  Hire them to help you buy or sell your home! 

We're easy to reach, 513-520-5305 or email!

Serving Warren  County area home buyers and sellers,

Liz and Bill aka BLiz


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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Liz and Bill Spear - I saw this on FB ... reading the story here ... I just have a smile from ear to ear.  I love what you do for pets. It makes me like you even more. 

Sep 16, 2016 05:45 AM #1
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm going to look for a Bindi bag next time I'm at the local pet store.  My herd loves treats.  I think this is so cool.  

Sep 16, 2016 05:47 AM #2
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathleen, Thanks!  We've been blessed, so we do what we can to help both animals and people.

Tammy, I figure she should be there.  I found the Salmon and Chicken flavors with her picture on them at our local Kroger.

Sep 16, 2016 06:14 AM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Bindi is a star!! I love it!!  I must look for her next time I'm in the pet department.

Sep 16, 2016 06:57 AM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

AB, I just wish everyone knew that she was a rescue cat when they bought the bags with her on them.  Who knows, it might give some a nudge to fit another cat into their home.

Sep 16, 2016 07:38 AM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Bill - I've never known anyone who had a famous cat, but we're online friends and your cat is famous, so I'm going to vicariously bask in the glory - and buy Sheldon a bag of those treats and tell him all about it. Congratulations and have a great weekend!

Sep 16, 2016 07:55 AM #6
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Bill: Bindi is a star! I smiled all the way through your article...having 3 cats of my own I know how precious and independent they are.

Sep 16, 2016 08:40 AM #7
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I saw that on Facebook earlier.  Hopefully it isn't going to Bindi's head.  What a fun thing it must have been to see her on the cover of cat snacks!  Hopefully she loves that flavor.

Sep 16, 2016 09:00 AM #8
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Dick, This is our first celebrity cat!  I've seen celebrities in the airport, sat next to some on flights, but this is the first one in our home :)

Anita, They are that and then some!

Belinda, Bindi is perpetually hungry, so any treat is a good treat in her view!

Sep 17, 2016 07:05 AM #9
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

B"Liz, my kitties actually eat this stuff!  This is so cool!  And they like the food, too!

Sep 17, 2016 09:50 AM #10
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Pat, It's a small world!

Sep 17, 2016 01:24 PM #11
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