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!


  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

  2. Every store should have a kitty!

  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 : )

  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!

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

  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!

  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. :-)

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

    pawhugs, Max

  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

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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!!! :)

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

    Cody and Gracie

  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!

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

  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!!

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