Shayne Whittington owns a cat named Tom.
An NBA Catwatch report.
- In January I received a tip that Shayne Whittington's partner owned a cat.
- — Alessandro Via (@koale_86)Thu, Jan 14 2016 20:58:41@NBAcatwatch can we consider this as evidence #1 of @Pacers wing @Whittington21 having a cat named Tom?? https://twitter.com/whittington21/status/687728042542764036 …
- This is that cat. His name is Tom:
- I contacted both parties about Tom:
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Thu, Jan 14 2016 22:33:32
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Fri, Jan 15 2016 19:28:30Hi @Whittington21 - Just writing to inquire about the nature of your relationship with Tom the cat. Are you two friends? Acquaintances?
- Shayne wrote to confirm he is "best pals" and on a tummy-touching basis with Tom.
- But is "best pals" really ownership? I contacted Shayne, local press members and Pacers staff to clarify Shayne's relationship with Tom:
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Fri, Jan 15 2016 20:34:19
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Tue, Feb 09 2016 04:08:49Thanks @KevinSpradlin. If you see Shayne Whittington, please ask him if he considers himself a co-owner of Tom the cat. Trying to confirm!
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Tue, Feb 09 2016 16:56:02Thanks @ctaylor21 - We know @Whittington21 is fan (see https://twitter.com/Whittington21/status/688089812813918208 …) but trying to determine ownership status! @Nathan_Burger
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Mon, Mar 14 2016 01:16:16@Mark_J_Boyle I appreciate it Mark! I know Shayne is friends with this cat, but can't figure out ownership status. https://twitter.com/nbacatwatch/status/688094773975056384 …
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Tue, Mar 15 2016 14:38:49Hi @PacersDMB - I know you're busy with non cat related matters, but would you mind helping me solve the Shayne Whittington cat mystery?
- — NBA CATWATCH (@NBAcatwatch)Fri, Apr 15 2016 18:00:45Which journalist with #Pacers access seems like they'd be most likely to help resolve the Shayne Whittington / Tom the cat ownership issue?
- Finally Shayne got in touch to confirm (co-)ownership of Tom.
- There are now 17 confirmed cats currently or recently owned by current or recent NBA players.