US embassy apologises for accidentally sending invitation with picture of cat dressed as Cookie Monster

US State Department

The US State Department in Australia seems to be having a paw-sitively* good time, if their recent email invitation is anything to go by.

An email was sent out by accident featuring a cat dressed in a cookie monster onesie holding a plate of biscuits.

We're here for it.

The email, titled "meeting" went to a number of recipients, including US officials in Canberra.

The department of state quickly apologised for the furr-pas*, calling it a "training error."

US mission to Australia spokesperson Gavin Sundwall told the Australian Associated Press:

Sorry to disappoint those of you who were hoping to attend this 'cat pyjama-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 email included such gems as "cat pyjama-jam" and words in Latin, and gave recipients the option to RSVP.

The US embassy in New Zealand wanted in on the action

And the US Consulate in Sydney

And everyone else...

*No cats were harmed in the making of these puns.

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