Recently the Domain guys at WillyZ were thinking on ideas about creating a feel good website project. We know there are dozens of charity directories already online … so therefore, we needed to come up with a really clever niche idea.
With so many worthy causes to look at … we were focused on somehow helping kids. Then, someone on the team came up with an idea called willyCat. We were all in agreement that willyCat was a great name for the project, so we quickly decided to register the dot com and dot org for willyCares and willyCat. We then proceeded to brainstorm on how willyCat’s adventurous journey would play out on the web.
We started thinking about toy drives and then we went onto thinking about the business model Paul Newman’s salad dressing company was based on.
We want this project to grow and keep giving over time like Newman’s Own … so we came up with the idea to sell the world’s most loveable stuffed Cat with an Internet twist. willyCat is going to keep this online blog showcasing pictures and adventures of himself from all over the world. WillyZ plans to operate willyCares and willyCat as a project focused on getting as many of these amazing environmentally friendly stuffed Cats into the arms of as many children as possible. Our goal is to become profitable, with a portion of the profit going into producing some free willyCats.
We hope this project will be lots of fun, and with success, bring a few smiles.
We were talking to the nice folks looking after willyCat … it seems willyCat is having a really good time socializing … he sent us a few pictures of some friends he met.
John - Good morning willyCat.
willyCat - Did Ellen call yet?
John - No she did not call willyCat … why don’t I grab you some breakfast … and we’ll talk about Ellen.
willyCat - … Ok, but, I will have you know … I only eat canned food … but hey John … you think we might try to call Ellen before we eat breakfast?
John - Ah no … however, here is the truth about your beloved Ellen … you must have taught her some very special things willyCat … because Ellen grew up to be one of the most famous people in the world. She has accomplished so much in her life willyCat … I don’t even know where to begin.
To start … Ellen is a World Class Comedian … and yes willyCat … her level of comedic talent is respected by every comic in the world. Plus, she has one of the most loved and successful Daytime Talk Shows in television history … her show is watched by millions of her faithful fans. Your Ellen also happens to be a Cover Girl Model … yes willyCat … she is also very beautiful … the list of the wonderful things she has done for people is beyond description.
The truth is willyCat … your Ellen is just fine … she is safe, happy, and loved by millions of people all over the world. This is the reason we cannot just call her … I am sure she never stopped loving you willyCat … I have no doubt … she would still remember you.
We will keep working hard on trying to reach Ellen for you willyCat. We are working on a special web project to try and help you out. We all know about the good deeds you have done for people in the world willyCat … for instance, when you looked after Tom on that deserted island for three years … not many Cats would do that for a human. They are just too lazy to work that hard … and really willyCat, not to knock all felines … but, most Cats will always put themselves first.
You though, are different in how you care about people … I couldn’t help but notice, you remind me of someone … then it came to me … you remind me of this great guy who accomplished amazing things … willyCat, you totally remind me of being like, some sort of Forrest Gump Cat … so cheer up willyCat … we’re not ready to give up just yet.
willyCat – Why didn’t you tell me that Ellen worked in Showbiz John? … I’ve been working around the Motion Picture and Television business for ages. I spent years working on a few of the longest running sitcoms of all time.
John – Really Forrest … I mean willyCat … I didn’t know about your Hollywood connections … what shows did you work on?
willyCat – I don’t know the names of the shows … I’m a Cat John … we care about the people and how much food falls off the buffet table … not the fake characters.
I got my big break in the business living with a nice family in Milwaukee … there were these two dudes on the show that I became great friends with. I loved Ron a little more because he was the one feeding me. However Henry taught me a lot … he was like the coolest guy in the neighbourhood. It was Henry who I apprenticed under to get my motorcycle mechanics licence … if it wasn’t for him … I would have never gotten the job at OCC.
After that show ended … I was picked up as a walk in extra on another big show. This show was like my dream gig … the show was about nothing … seriously John … that was the concept … a show about nothing. Anyhow, that brought me to New York and I lived with the star of the show … his name was Jerry.
John – What incredible luck willyCat … so what happened after that show ended?
willyCat - The other big show was another pretty sweet situation … it was also in New York and I became great friends with all the cast members … they all loved me, there was Jennifer, Courtney, Lisa, David, and my two best buds … Matt and Matthew.
Why didn’t you tell me Ellen was a big star John? … I’ll bet all my good friends know Ellen personally … Hurry up and feed me … I want to look up my friends on the computer … Thanks, but I probably won’t be needing your help anymore John.
John – OK now
willyCat - hey John … where is this girl Cat named Charlie?
John - Oh, she’s around willyCat … careful she doesn’t stalk you and then try to put the chomp on you … Charlie is a bit of a Tom Cat … so you better watch out.
willyCat - Don’t you worry about me John … I think I can handle a girl Cat named Charlie … I am part Alley Cat … so you better watch it John.
Oh Hi there, my Gorgeous little Gothic Feline … my name is willyCat.
These are actual photobombs by Charlie the Cat … Charlie really was stalking willyCat … I noticed her doing it, after the first shot.
willyCat - … help John … hurry … help me John! … Charlie is attacking me!
John - What’s wrong willyCat … I thought you could handle a girl Cat named Charlie?
willyCat - … hurry John … save me … she snuck up on me, when I wasn’t looking … help me!
John - Relax willyCat … Charlie only wants to play.
Beau - Hi willyCat … my name is Beau … it is very nice to meet you.
willyCat - Hello there Beau … what time is Easter dinner being served?
Beau - Sorry willyCat … you already missed dinner … and, you better stay on the stairs with me … where it is safe.
willyCat - What do you mean … I missed dinner … I am going down to check, and see when they are feeding us.
Beau - Ok … but, I’ll see back on the stairs in about one minute.
willyCat - No problem … do you want me to bring you a treat Beau?
Beau - Sure … but … all the treats are gone too.
Watson – You must be willyCat … so, you thought you would come over for Treats and Dinner did you? … well, you’re lucky I just ate all of Beau’s food … or you would be toast … now, get back upstairs with Beau … before I change my mind about you willyCat.
willyCat - … Beau … why didn’t you tell me about Watson … you were right … he ate everything … I was lucky to make it back to the stairs.
Beau - You’re lucky Bosco is not down there … you wouldn’t have to worry about finding Ellen anymore.
willyCat - hey John … did Ellen call yet?
John - No, she did not call willyCat … and move back … your breath is horrible.
willyCat - Sorry … I just ate a bug … when are they coming to pick me up for dinner?
John - In about ten hours … it is 4 o’clock in the morning right now.
willyCat - yeah, so … I was lying awake … thinking about Ellen and the only thing that made me feel better … was thinking about that Easter dinner … how long is ten hours?
John - For you? … let’s call it a nap … come back, after you have a short nap.
willyCat - OK … but, come wake me up … if Ellen calls.