...and other cat lies and exaggerations exposed... Sorry if this is TL/DR but liars piss me off. In the Chelsea Handler interview Beth states about Apple/Appoe, â€œthat pussy was BALD when we adopted her!â€ She has made similar claims on numerous occasions. And yesterday, Howard twatted: "Howard Stern @HowardStern A man and his cat. Apple was a mess when we adopted her. Almost no fur and lots of allergies. Now look." Enough already! Take a look at â€œbald, hairlessâ€ Apple, photographed at NSAL right around the time she was adopted: and this is from sometime during Appleâ€™s first 4 months with the Sterns: And, sorry Howard, â€œweâ€ didnâ€™t adopt her. H may be her favorite letter, but Bethâ€™s blogs are rife with her favorite words, â€œI me my mineâ€. Beth adopted Appoe, not you AND Beth. Thelma posted this in another thread: â€œWhen Beth was in-studio and they were congratulating themselves for taking in Apple, Howard said, â€˜Beth said to North Shore, give me your worst case scenario.â€™" Apple was selected for BO and Howard by NSALâ€™s â€œexperts at people-pet match-makingâ€ and thereâ€™s NO way a competent adoption specialist would give a couple getting their first cat together a â€œworst-caseâ€ animal. In her blog post about meeting Apple, there is a vague reference to her being â€œspecial needsâ€ but thereâ€™s nothing about asking for their â€œworst-case in the whole shelterâ€ and thereâ€™s absolutely no mention of hairlessness... in fact, Beth herself says the opposite: â€œOn Thursday, January 7, Bianca and I headed over to North Shore Animal League America. They had a gorgeous little special-needs kitty waiting for me. The people at the Animal League are experts at people-pet match-making. They took just about everything into consideration and knew exactly which cat would fit in best with Howard and my lifestyles. In walks little Apple. Apple is a gorgeous, petite tabby cat. She's 10 lbs. of furry love. She was a shelter rescue and is declawed. While we would never recommend this procedure, I knew that it would be a plus for Howard. Apple and I connected almost immediately â€“ I couldn't believe it. I was all prepared for a complicated meeting ritual and adjustment period, but I'm telling you, I walked in, we were introduced and less than 10 minutes later, she was purring on my lap. I was able to pick her up, hold her and even squeeze her a little. I couldn't help myself.â€ excerpt from â€œFoster A Catâ€ Posted on April 1, 2010 http://www.animalleague.org/events-news/celebrity-supporters/beth/beths-blog/posts/foster-a-cat.html A month later BO wrote about how happy she was to have adopted Apple, and again, thereâ€™s no mention of baldness or even that there was any fur missing. â€œYou may have heard that I fostered an adorable, special-needs cat. Her name is Apple and sheâ€™s the sweetest. She was dealing with a few medical issues and needed a place to recover in comfort, and I was more than happy to give that to her.â€ Hhmmmphhh. â€œSpecial needsâ€ appears to be nothing more than: Appleâ€™s a little skittish and temporarily needed medicine to finish up some medical treatment she received at NSAL. Bald = Howard, not the cat.