Category: Working Cats

2 Max Monday

2 Max Monday

An orange tabby named Max the Cat is the subject of a malevolent move to ban him from a library in St Paul, MN. As we all well know, cats are a superior species, always seeking ways to improve themselves (even though they’re purrfect as they are), and Max the Cat is no exception. He […]

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Firehouse Cat Saves Firemen

A South Carolina tabby whose orange coat mimics the flames his firefighting pals extinguish is being hailed as their savior. The firefighters at the Belmont Fire Department in Greenville rescued “Flame” a couple of years ago when they found him near the firehouse, scared and skinny as a rail. Firefighter engineer Jordan Lide won’t forget […]

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Nurse Rad is no Nurse Ratchett

Nurse Rad is no Nurse Ratchett

Rademenesa was a wee kitten when he nearly died from a respiratory infection. The veterinary hospital that saved this lucky black cat’s life adopted him as the full-time hospital cat, and Nurse Rad takes his work very seriously. He’s the Chief Medical Cuddler, aiding the recovery of patients with CPR (cuddles, purrs and relaxation.) He’s […]

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With Cameron Out, Will Larry Get the Axe?

With Cameron Out, Will Larry Get the Axe?

As outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron packed up his belongings yesterday to move from #10 Downing St and make way for his successor, Theresa May, the status of Larry, the cat who runs the U.K., has been called into question. Will he be kicked to the curb like Cameron? Like most British pols, Larry has […]

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Geezer Cat Gets 2nd Chance and a New Career

Geezer Cat Gets 2nd Chance and a New Career

Catsby was old, irritable, unhealthy, and miserable at the shelter. He had hissy fits around other animals. And, he had health issues and a lot of emotional baggage. At 14, it was unlikely he’d find a home. Enter Danielle Joy Whatley, the owner of the Second Edition Book Shop in Davie, Florida. An animal lover, she […]

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Browser Keeps His Library Job!

Browser Keeps His Library Job!

Well, the Interwebs has spoken: Browser the Library Cat will keep the job he holds so dear. Ever the overachiever, Browser attends the library’s GED classes and has earned an honorary diploma. Every year the library sells a Browser calendar as a fundraiser. But as reported here, a disgruntled dog owner rallied to have the former […]

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Dog Owner Gets Library Cat Fired

Dog Owner Gets Library Cat Fired

The city council of White Settlement, Texas, has fired library cat Browser from his job. The former stray has toiled for six long years as the town’s library cat. Lillian Blackburn, president of the Friends of the White Settlement Public Library, was quoted by the Star-Telegram as saying, “That cat has been loved by people of all […]

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Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office

Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office

Today, cats are a few steps closer to world domination. A handsome tuxie named Palmerston has been appointed “Chief Mouser” for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He’s named after Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served as the U.K.’s foreign secretary nearly 200 years ago before going on to serve twice as prime […]

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Felix the Huddersfield Cat Scores a PURRmotion

Felix the Huddersfield Cat Scores a PURRmotion

Felix, a fetching tuxie with career aspirations, has been promoted to Senior Pest Controller at the West Yorkshire Train Station (UK). The well-loved cat was finally rewarded for five years of meritorious service to the Transpennine Express rail network. With the promotion comes a snappy yellow jacket and name badge.     Felix has toiled at […]

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Cecil the Safeway Cat Prompts Community Campaign

Cecil the Safeway Cat Prompts Community Campaign

If you lived in Southeast Portland, a trip to the supermarket was, until recently, a happy opportunity to see Cecil the Safeway Cat. The Safeway supermarket at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Powell blvds was the daily hangout for Cecil, a grey and white tabby who wanted nothing more than to work in the […]

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13 Military Cats Who Buoyed Sailors’ Spirits

13 Military Cats Who Buoyed Sailors’ Spirits

Historically, veterans (and their families) of wars prior to the current middle east conflicts had it worse than present-day fighters. Communications were slow (letters took weeks or months to arrive), they were often hungry, and there was a lot more brutal hand-to-hand combat. Many more lives were lost. Cats provided a welcome respite from the […]

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Erik the Red Retiring after 16 Years of Service

Erik the Red Retiring after 16 Years of Service

On September 20th, a one-eyed ginger tabby named Erik the Red celebrated his retirement as Rodent Control Officer aboard the CSS Acadia in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He’s held the post since 1999 when, as a stray kitten, he followed shipkeeper Stephen Read back to the vessel. He’s been there ever since, vigilantly fighting rodentia. Dozens […]

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Stubbs, Retired Mayor of Talkeetna Alaska, Enjoying His Sunset Years

Stubbs, Retired Mayor of Talkeetna Alaska, Enjoying His Sunset Years

After staging an unsuccessful last-minute write in campaign for the Alaskan senate, Stubbs the Cat has retired from his post as mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. He’s the quintessential rough-and-tumble Alaskan, having survived a BB gun attack, falling into a deep fryer (fortunately, not hot at the time), a ride in a garbage truck out of […]

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Tom the Cat is a Hospice Hero

Tom the Cat is a Hospice Hero

The end of life is never easy — for the decedent or the family. But it can be better with cats. I’m not being flip. Cats occupy a space within our souls that is different — but just as vital — as that of family members. Well, they ARE family members, after all. If I […]

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Alaskan Mayor Stubbs Recovering from Dog Attack

Alaskan Mayor Stubbs Recovering from Dog Attack

Stubbs the Cat, mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska (115 miles north of Anchorage), is recovering at a veterinary hospital following an attack by a dog. Saturday’s vicious attack left the orange tabby with bruised hips, a punctured lung, a long gash on his side and a fractured sternum. His sternum may need to be repaired with […]

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Tober, Library Cat with Staff

Tober, Library Cat with Staff

Many of you already know Tober the library cat. He’s been blogging since 2008, despite his daily duties associated with keeping the library running smoothly and his Staff in line. We’re grateful he blocked out some time for us because as we all know, humans are notoriously hard to train and even harder to keep […]

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Long Island Loses its Finest Doorman

Long Island Loses its Finest Doorman

Mickey Mantle, notuble for his services as doorman at the Hotel Harris on Lon Guyland, has gone to The Bridge. He is survived by his brudders Jeter Harris, Matsui, and that stoopid kitten Joba.

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“YOU’RE FIRED!” Larry the 10 Downing St cat gets axed

“YOU’RE FIRED!” Larry the 10 Downing St cat gets axed

He was only doing what many politicians do once they’re in office. Kick back and coast. Larry — the cat who runs the UK — was hired to resolve Downing Street’s rodent infestation. But today, because of his lackluster purrformance, he was fired from his position as the country’s Chief Mouser. Despite being promoted by […]

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Alaska Cat Celebrates 15 Years as Mayor

Alaska Cat Celebrates 15 Years as Mayor

Stubbs the Cat just celebrated his 15th year on the job as mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. Named for his Vienna-Sausage-like tail, Stubbs has ruled the roost in this rustic town on the way to Mt. McKinley since he was a kitten. Unlike at least one other Alaska mayor, Stubbs generates little controversy. One or two […]

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Cat’s Collar Sparks Outrage in the UK

Cat’s Collar Sparks Outrage in the UK

Larry (the cat who runs the UK) has a new feline friend on Downing Street and boy is she a looker! The cat’s name is Freya and already she’s caught up in a maelstrom of controversy. Freya’s guardian, Chancellor George Osborne, is currently under fire as the austerity plan he’s imposed upon the UK is […]

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