Category: Working Cats

Is Larry the Cat on Borrowed Time?

Is Larry the Cat on Borrowed Time?

Need another reason to hate Boris Johnson? Here’s the nail in the coffin: He could be giving Larry the boot when he moves into 10 Downing Street. He wants a dog. What was Larry’s response? On his unofficial Twitter account, the tabby tweeted “HELL NO.” Larry, of course, is the cat who runs the U.K., […]

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Larry the Downing St. Cat Stages Best Trump Protest

Larry the Downing St. Cat Stages Best Trump Protest

Larry the Cat, who runs the UK from his home at #10 Downing Street, brought the Trump motorcade to a standstill as he staged an impromptu sit-in under “The Beast,” Trump’s limo. Trump was there to visit Theresa May who is due to leave her position as Larry’s assistant shortly. Some say Larry overstepped his […]

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Cemetery Cat Goes Underground

Cemetery Cat Goes Underground

At St. Sampton’s Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey, England, a 20-year old tabby called Barney comforted mourners who were burying or visiting a loved one. Barney died of old age at the end of February and the entire town is grieving. Barney didn’t always live in the cemetery. He once belonged to […]

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General Store Cat Gets the Boot

General Store Cat Gets the Boot

Stormy, a gregarious black cat who has run the Fritz Creek General Store in Homer, Alaska for the last six years, has been forced out of her job because of a complaint from an anonymous customer. Officials notified the store owners that cat’s presence in the store violated food safety standards. Homer News reported, “The […]

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Edna Gets Her Day in Court

Edna Gets Her Day in Court

Edna the firehouse cat may be getting another chance to return home. The San Francisco Fire Commission’s meeting on February 27th may be attended by hoards of crazy cat ladies rallying for Edna’s reinstatement as the Station 49 firecat. Edna’s Instagram account has been asking her fans to attend the meeting and speak in favor […]

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Feedstore Cat is a Joy Riding Maniac

Feedstore Cat is a Joy Riding Maniac

In Amherst, Nova Scotia, a tabby hired as the boss of a feed store is shirking his duties in favor of snagging joy rides in customers’ vehicles. Hunter patrols the parking lot and sneaks into cars, one time ending up on Prince Edward Island in the next province. He always gets home, but looks forward […]

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Edna Packs Her Bags

Edna Packs Her Bags

A social media campaign and certification as a therapy animal weren’t enough to keep Edna in the only home she’s ever known: Station 49 in San Francisco. In a statement, the San Francisco Fire Department said that “public health and safety concerns counseled removal of the cat from the premises.” This action was taken after […]

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Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

Ken-Chan & Gosaku are Cultured Cats Extraordinaire!

When an orangie and a house panther pair up, there's no telling what shenanigans that may result. (Queue up the Mission Impawsible music….) At the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum in Japan, a sleek black cat and his ginger buddy have been plotting daily break-ins for the past two years. And every day, a security guard puts the […]

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Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

Your Bucket List is Incomplete Without This Destination

The Down in Denver Bookstore is nowhere near Colorado. It’s in upstate New York, hugging the Massachusetts border. The founding owner of the bookstore was a rabid fan of Beat writers and its name is from a Kerouac quote (“Down in Denver, all I did was die.”) If you can pry yourself away from Amazon […]

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Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

Kitten to be a New Police Recruit

The Troy, Michigan Police Dept. is recruiting kittens for its first-ever ‘Feline Unit’ Five kittens and one adult cat are in contention to be what TPD says will be the first-ever police cat in its new Feline Unit. The winner of this pawsition will be selected today. It all began on March 6th, when Troy […]

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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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