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Depot the cat can stay at SC store, Home Depot says
Charlotte Observer ^ | January 23, 2014 | Dan Burley

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:28:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

BLUFFTON, S.C. A black cat's stay at the greater Bluffton Home Depot has been extended indefinitely.

Depot, a cat who has lived at the store for 13 years, can remain in her home as long as she likes, a spokesperson for the home-improvement chain said Wednesday.

"Unless someone can provide her a better home, she can stay," Catherine Woodling, the spokesperson, said.

The cat has been a fixture in the store's lawn and garden center for more than a decade, according to customers.

But the store recently started shopping around for someone to take Depot off its hands. Apparently, the aging cat was tripping security alarms at night, Woodling said.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Ceiling Cat be praised!
1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:28:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 01/26/2014 10:29:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bump


3 posted on 01/26/2014 10:32:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Home Depot on Katella in Orange has a kitty that lives in the garden dept. He lays on the checkout counter and lets you pet him.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 10:32:56 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lawn and garden dept is where one would expect to find a cat. Much more comfortable than electrical or plumbing.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 10:33:07 PM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Could be rats and mice tripping the alarms and getting the cat in trouble.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 10:33:21 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: JohnnyP

Very cool!


7 posted on 01/26/2014 10:33:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Kirkwood

Wouldn’t put it past the little so-and-so’s.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 10:34:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Seen it in a lot of cartoons, so it must happen in real life.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 10:37:59 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She probably earns her keep by keeping the rodents out of the home and garden center.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 10:38:24 PM PST by rawhide
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Probably so.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 10:40:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JohnnyP

I’ve been at the store several times in the last few weeks. Didn’t go into garden though.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 10:41:32 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Slings and Arrows

Once they reach that age, making significant lifestyle changes isn’t a good idea.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 10:43:39 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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I have been following the story. I became aware of the needs of elderly cats and geriatric cats. Last year, our Vet pointed out the issues.

It is odd that one day you find yourself in a home with both. We knew our oldest (18) was getting on in the years, but we learned they have needs that are different than younger ones. Sadly, the best for this cat may be a home with someone that could meet those needs.

I hope someone takes the cat in during those "golden" years. BTTT.
14 posted on 01/26/2014 10:48:53 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: JohnnyP

I am in OC for a convention. I will have to check it out.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 11:55:28 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: JohnnyP

“The Home Depot on Katella in Orange has a kitty that lives in the garden dept. He lays on the checkout counter and lets you pet him.”

For those in Rio Linda, that would be So. Cal.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 3:19:00 AM PST by DAC21
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Yay!
18 posted on 01/27/2014 4:01:18 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My Pom rides in the cart at Home Depot...one of our games is looking for Depot. I say “where’s Depot” and Molly sits up and starts looking for the cat. We search around the garden dept usually successful in our quest. Great that Depot can stay. The Bluffton Lowes is a “pet free zone” ...no dogs allowed even in the cart. Guess where we shop and where we don’t.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 5:23:49 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sorry Depot....it's bindun Too bad, federal law isn't protecting you. :)


20 posted on 01/27/2014 5:30:54 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yay! Cats don’t like to be moved.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 5:35:03 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Once they reach that age, making significant lifestyle changes isn’t a good idea.

Cats really do have nine lives, though, and are notoriously fickle. When one of my relatives died, I took his 20-year-old cat from another state to live with us, and thought the cat would die from the stress within weeks. But the cat lived another two additional years! He got a lot of love and had it really good in our house -- fresh mozzarella and pepperoni, real chicken, McDouble burgers, spring water in his bowl, lots of birds outside the window, wall to wall carpet throughout... so I guess he didn't want to miss out!

I did take him about two weeks to come out of hiding and mourning, though. Once out, he was the boss.

22 posted on 01/27/2014 5:51:58 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Albion Wilde

I did take him about two weeks = “It” did take him, etc


23 posted on 01/27/2014 5:55:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Aww! They buddies?


24 posted on 01/27/2014 8:47:24 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Huzzah!


25 posted on 01/27/2014 8:49:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

That owl story is cool!


26 posted on 01/27/2014 10:27:30 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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