Heart of Gold
December 1, 2009
Goodness of heart seems like a funny way to think of a supposed predator. But, while Lewis our orange tabby store cat will occationally dispatch a slow mouse, he just adores people. Saturday is his favorite day to just lay around getting petted by the throngs that visit. Some poke at him, tug at his tail or shriek with joy up close to his sensitive ears, but through it all he displays his generous nature. In ten years, we've never seen him snap at a hand gently rubbing between his itchy ears.
Lewis's Job Description
January 20, 2008
Lewis, our orange tabby store cat, pulls his share of the load around here. One of his tasks is greeting old friends, which include a couple from North Carolina who have a cottage up north. Each spring and fall, as they travel to and from the cottage, they break up the long drive by stopping in to visit Lewis. They pull in off of U.S. 23, come downtown, pet Lewis, use the bathroom, then get right back on the freeway and continue. To some, letting people pet him may not seem like a huge contribution to the store and it certainly isn’t as glamorous as mousing, but Lewis does his work with grace, and it means an awful lot to his people.
He's awake about one hour per day, but of course that's not all at once. If you want to visit Lewis at this time of year, nine times out of ten you'll find him sleeping on his heating pad throne.