Back in August of this year, we brought you news that a Webkinz Domestic Cat had been added to Webkinz World (click HERE
for story). At that time, all we could tell you was that the Cats were being spotted in the Clubhouse, but we couldn't tell you how players were able to adopt them. Today, it appears that they mystery has been solved.
Thank you to Webkinz Insider member 12Mitchp for these pictures showing his adoption of a Webkinz "Cat"! Here is his explanation of how he was able to get the option to adopt this pet:
I was going to adopt a new Webkinz today when I found a third option which said "try a limited account". So I pressed it expecting to going to the Webkinz demo when it transfered me to this new thing on the normal server and it had an option to either adopt the domestic cat which is actually called the cat or the mutt. You get to name it and all, but it has limited access to 5 games, a few hourlies, and lots more.
As you may remember the Webkinz Demo was a feature that was added to Webkinz World in November of 2008 for people in countries that do not have Webkinz retailers (outside of the United States and Canada
) to test out Webkinz out for one day
before they order one online (click HERE
for story). In that demo, people could adopt a pet called a "Mutt".
Unlike the Webkinz Mutt, which comes with a copy of the Webkinz Dragster as a Pet Specific Item and comes with a copy of the wShop Hamburger as a Pet Special Food, the Domestic Cat does not come with a PSI or a PSF.
At this point we are not certain why some some people are getting the option to select the Domestic Cat when they sign up for a Demo account and some people just get the Webkinz Mutt. We'll let you know as soon as we learn more.