The U.S. State Department Accidentally Emailed Out A Fake Cat Pajama Party Invite 😹

There’s no doubt the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, just disappointed cat lovers everywhere.

Apologizing on behalf of the U.S. State Department, who had, just a few days prior, accidentally sent out a silly email  featuring an adorable photo of a feline in repose and invited recipients to what seemed to be the ultimate party jam—one for cats. 

The photo from the email shows a tabby, reclining on a couch, dressed in hooded fuzzy pjs as Sesame Street‘s own Cookie Monster and balancing a plate of chocolate chip cookies on its lap.

Folks were delighted by news of a pajama jammy jam featuring cats—and they refused to let go of the dream . . .

Most were disappointed by the cancellation news, but some thought they knew EXACTLY which trainee was responsible:

According to the Australian Associated Press (AAP), the fake meeting invitation also contained a couple other things:

  In a clear case of misdirected correspondence last week, the email also contained a section of Latin and recipients were given the option to hit an RSVP tab.

The AAP reports that U.S. Mission to Australia public affairs counsellor Gavin Sundwall kept the apology brief but light in a follow-up email two days later that revoked the invitation to the “cat pajama-jam” party:

  Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this ‘cat pajama-jam’ party, but such an event falls well outside our area of expertise. It was a training error made by one of our new staff testing out our email newsletter platform.

The kitty in question appears to be named Joey and belongs to a Melbourne Instagram user named Jennifer Stewart who likes dressing her cats up for cozy Sundays. 

When Stewart saw the news, she posted Joey’s disappointment at the cat-pj-jam cancellation:

Regardless of the fun nature of it all, Sundwall pledged that “strong new management controls” were being put in place in order to prevent future issues.

H/T: Mashable, HuffPost, Australian Associated Press