Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Catching Fireflies"-Semi-Wordless Wednesday

"Piper" the resident cat
of "Catching Fireflies"
in Berkley, Michiganchecking inventory
This is where I was
 on my  birthday!
I didn't know they had a cat
until he popped out
while I was shopping!

Waiting to greet customers


You go ahead and try that on
I won't look!

36 comments:

  1. Aww, isn't that just exactly where one wants to go shopping! :) We've got an accessories shop like that and I loose my concentration every single time - moreover just because I'm so thrilled to see a cat with a good life, which brings me back to that shop again and again. EXELLENT shop promotion!
    Sending hugs and sunshine from Greece

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  2. Every store should have a kitty!

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  3. Cool !!! Piper look after you so well !
    wow !!! I didn't know kitty in these day have a real job...MOL

    Yesterday, I just know in Melbourne, there has a book shop and two kitties work there

    Now I wonder how they get pay : )

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  4. @God's Little People, I know! It was such a surprise and as you know, a most welcome one! I kept wanting to pet Piper instead of shop!

    @Alittlesprite he is super cute!

    @Mr Puddy they get paid with NOMS! I would love to go to a bookstore that has cats!

    @Sparkle, I second that! OMG you know what? I dreamnt about you last night! I dreamnt that you were at our house and I was saying to my husband "Do you KNOW who she IS? She is FAMOUS!" lol.....I had forgotten til I just saw your name!

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  5. All shops should have cats to greet you when you go shopping! Awwww how lovely!! Yay! take care
    x

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  6. That's so cool to have a kitty to look after the shop! Hopefully the shoppers won't mistake him as a toy and scoop him home, LOL!

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  7. I love it when stores have a resident cat or dog, so nice to shop there! Wish we could have our fur kids at work. :-)

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  8. It's always nice to meet a new cat unexpectedly.

    pawhugs, Max

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  9. Isn't it a treat to spot a shop's cat? One of the pet stores I frequent has two cats who help me select my purchases. I always seem to find the animals in the scene-or they find me!

    My three cats would have a blast exploring all the things in a store.

    Deborah Julian
    http://www.DeborahJulian.etsy.com

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  10. Woof! Woof! Great place to spend your birthday. For sure you had the most wonderful time shopping. Happy Wednesday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  11. I love going into a shop and meeting a dog or cat who works there! There's nothing in the world like a furry greeter!

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  12. I love stores with a resident cat or dog. Make shopping fun.

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  13. We love it when a store has a furry meeter and greeter.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  14. We love store kitties. They add a touch of humanity and built-in rodent prevention.

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  15. Wvery store should has a store cat!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  16. @Old Kitty I couldn't agree more! xoxoxo to you and Charlie!

    @Layla "built-in rodent prevention" I love it! As well as the "touch of humanity" hell, I love your entire comment!

    @Hannah and Lucy, me too!

    @Mary, Roxy and Torrey, that it does!

    @houndstooth, I couldn't agree more!

    @Sugar Oh yes!! The best part was that it was a TOTAL surprise! That just was an added bonus, plus the shop is so unique and has the most charming and fun items!

    @Deborah that is so true! What I loved was that Piper came up to me! I was like omg cats find me everywhere! lol

    @Max that is EXACTLY what happened! I loved it!

    @Fuzzy Tales when I worked outside the home I always wanted to bring my Bobo (he was alive then) to work with me. I would have gotten nothing done lol

    @Priscilla you are so silly! lol

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  17. I love going to shops where they have a resident pet.

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  18. Oh i love it! Have you seen the 'cat cafes' that they have in Japan Caren? I so want them to bring them over here to the UK... and I don't even drink coffee!!! :)

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  19. I hope Piper gets more than minimum wage?!! lol

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  20. I LOVE all shop cats! A store is not a store without a cat, MOL.

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  21. Piper has a nice place to hang out
    Benny & Lily

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  22. @Benny & Lily he sure does!

    @Julia I sooo agree!

    @Caro as long as he gets lots of noms I am sure he is happy!

    @Kitcaboodles yep I have seen those cafes in Japan, both through Goma's blog and Catsparella's. I thought I read somewhere recently that they are coming to Canada? I sure hope so, then maybe the U.S. will be next....or...the UK may be before us!

    @Mrs Tuna me too!

    @Pup Fan isn't he? Actually I keep calling Piper a "he" and I don't know that he really is a HE!

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  23. Aw, cute! Shop cats are such a fun surprise, aren't they? They definitely improve the shopping experience!

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  24. Hi Natalie! They sure are! I would rather play with the cat(s) than shop! lol

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  25. I bet that is one neat store! It is always a treat to see a cat in a shop...I've mostly seen kitties who live in bookshops.

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  26. I LOVE stores with cats! I almost ALWAYS buy something ;-) I got in trouble in a bookstore once for going behind the counter by the cash register because there was GLORIOUS lovey-dovey kitteh there!

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  27. Awwwww, Piper is darling! When I read your title, I thought you would have pictures of fireflies...MOL!

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  28. Mom loves going in shops that have cats. She says it the only part of shopping she likes.

    Cody and Gracie

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  29. How cute! Last year Marc bought a stone piece to use as a top for our deck furniture. he got an amazing deal on it, I think for the sole reason, he made friends with the cat there!

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  30. If a shop has a cat, I'm a customer!

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  31. I love that story! My mom used to manage a thrift shop and she would bring in her two longhaired cats - they always brought such joy to the customers! Clearly this story is not made for my cats - being put in the car a couple times a year is too much for them!!

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  32. Now that's CUSTOMER SERVICE!! What a cutie!

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