Skydive Mag: Never buy a Cat in a Bag

And Russian has the literally the same idiom about buying a cat in the bag as German and Polish.
The and (or ) refer to a originating in the , when meat was scarce, but cats and dogs were not. The idiom can also simply refer to someone buying a low-quality pig in a bag because he or she did not carefully check what was in the bag.
to buy a cat in a bag
Housecats and pigs are not of comparable size, so a sack containing the one instead of the other isn’t going to fool a buyer, in that the filled bag is going to be a fair bit smaller than it was before the sleight of hand. Even if a large cat were shoved into the bag in place of a rather small pig, due to the nature of the build of each of these types of critters, the weight is going to be badly off — since cats are rather loosely constructed compared to far more densely-fleshed pigs, the cat is going to weigh far less than the porker even when both animals are the same size. What does PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ mean to dogs and cats in need and those that love them?of this phrase, but many are translated as a warning not to buy a cat in a bag.'een kat in de zak kopen', which translates as: 'buying a cat in the bag'.
What is your return policy?
Cat-in-the-bag Co. offers a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, no questions. After 30 days, Cat-in-the-bag Co. will accept carriers under these terms and conditions: Unused Carriers: The buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipment. The product is returned in its original condition. Shipping and Handling will not be refunded. The original Purchase price is subject to a 15% restocking charge. Used Carriers The buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipment. The product is returned in usable condition. Shipping and Handling will not be refunded. The original Purchase price is subject to a 40% restocking charge. Return the carrier to : Cat-in-the-bag Co. PO Box 92 Ellwood City, PA 16117Buy a Bag, Give a Meal! Lets be part of PetSmart’s largest philanthropic effort EVER, just by doing what we always do; purchasing a bag of food for our own dog or cat. For each bag of dog or cat food, PetSmart will donate a meal to a pet in need. Check out my post to see how you can help. #fortheloveofpets #adis proving how much they love pets. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, launched the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program. For every bag of dog or cat food purchased, the retailer will donate a meal to a pet in need. The company expects to donate more than 60 million meals to pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks during 2017.The derivation of the phrase is not clear. One suggestion is that the phrase refers to the whip-like "", an instrument of punishment once used on Royal Navy vessels. The instrument was purportedly stored in a red sack, and a sailor who revealed the transgressions of another would be "letting the cat out of the bag". Another suggested derivation is from the "" scam, where a customer buying a in a sack would actually be sold a (less valuable) cat, and would not realise the deception until the bag was opened.According to David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities, up to 7 million pets enter shelters every year across North America. While these dogs and cats wait for their forever homes, they need access to pet food, making it a significant operating expense for animal welfare organizations. Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ will greatly relieve this burden.PetSmart recognizes that not every pet is as lucky as Lucky the dog, which is why it's giving a meal to a pet in need every time you buy any bag of dog or cat food. That way, a fluffy white cat named Pearl and a tiny chihuahua appropriately named Peanut can both eat. Similarly, Wolf wolfs as George gorges and Moose mows down his meal as Cuddles cuddles up to a bowl.