If you’re a fan of the Tragically Hip, you’ll be familiar with the feline aspects of the “Poets” video.
The video was shot in a real home at 94 Elm Street in Kingston. The cats–there were 689 of them at one time–came with the house. The building holds the Guinness World Record for the keeping the most cats certified in 1994 when animal lovers/animal welfare godsendsJack and Donna Wright live there. They had a local reputation of never, ever turning away an animal.
Neat–but would that have been kinda smelly? Well, yeah. A Globe and Mail profile published in 2001 described the odors a combination of “cat urine, Pine-Sol cleanser and Swish 80” (a smell-killing cleanser). The good news is that it’s been completely renovated
The 7-bedroom home (now divided into a 4+1/3-bedroom duplex) is now up for sale for $689,000. Read more at the Ottawa Citizen.