VANCOUVER — When the British Columbia and Yukon division of the RCMP issued an April Fools’ Day announcement seeking a few good cats, it probably didn’t expect any applicants.
But the intervening weeks have been just long enough for at least one to send in a kitty curriculum vitae.
RCMP say in an online post that a resume has been received from Penny Cirque, a cat once destined for an acrobatic career with Cirque du Soleil but now interested in law — or claw — enforcement.
Her resume letter notes she is small and cuddly but has the tough exterior necessary for police work.
Unfortunately, the RCMP says the application came without any contact information.
— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) April 19, 2019
The original job posting for the new cat services unit suggested applicants be aloof, pensive, even moody and “capable of working for almost 15 minutes a day before getting bored.”
The RCMP doesn’t say if Penny Cirque’s application will survive the vetting process.
“The bad guys could easily be taken in by my charm and I am sure they would tell me all the bad things they have done, especially if I offered to let them stroke me when they had confessed and made amends,” the letter says.