Thursday, January 18, 2007

Otis

















These are pictures of Otis, a working cat who I met at a Massachusetts bookstore. His duties include greeting customers, perfoming quality control checks of bookshelf and book placement, assisting in purchases (especially bagging books), and putting customers at ease by lounging on the floor. While I was browsing for a book, he followed my progress from the top of the bookshelves. When I pulled out a book for a closer look, he reached down and patted the top of my head. I guess he was recommending it. And check out the HUGE, FURRY paw! A fantastic and friendly cat! --Lesa in Connecticut

12 comments:

jess said...

Otis is sooo handsome!! love the big paws with the toe fuzz...got a "few" of those around here...LOL!
very cool that he has a job too and sounds like he's great at it :)
i would love to have a helper when i go to pick out books. lol

Margaret said...

He is beautiful. Don't you love being able to have cats in the workplace? I have a small ad agency in my home, and I can not imagine working without my four furry ones. My first cat to have really furry paws was Emlee, the tuffs literally stick out a quarter inch from her prone paw. One of our employees named them her "drop shadows", after the shadows we place under product photos in a layout.
So, does Otis prefer fiction or non-fiction?

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! Otis is so handsome and what a great job he has! Love those furry paw pads, of course!

katnippia said...

Otis is a very handsome kitty. I just love the markings on his face.I knew 3 cats that had a similar job. They were in a boockstore there in North Carolina.

rosie(original) said...

....ahem....Otis has great FB's..really original.....his body looks like it goes on forever...duzza.......

Anonymous said...

Otis is a real handsome boy. A kitty with a job, that is so cool! Sounds like he loves his job too!

ellemeno said...

What a pretty kitty! I know, I know, he's a boy, I should say handsome, not pretty. hehe
I wish we had business near me that had cats for employees! That would be great!

ellemeno said...

oops, I meant businesses

Anonymous said...

Otis is so cute, especially that furry paw. I would shop at that bookstore anytime.

caspersmom said...

Doesn't the Cat Who books have a cat in the book store or is it Jan Karon's books. Can't remember. There is a place in town where they do nails and they have a little dog there. Really cute. Otis you are one handsome kitty. Keep up the good work on your job.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Otis is so handsome, and a working guy, how neat. I would love to shop at a book store, well, any store, that had cats around to help you. Reminds me of Jazper at the Wren's Nest (Purrchance to Dream).

Anonymous said...

Lesa here... Otis works at a combination science fiction/fantasy and detective genre bookstore. He recommended a fantasy book to me, and it turned out to be good. He was so outgoing -- not a timid kittyboy at all! I'm definitely going back... just to snorgle a furry paw!