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9 Cats With Cushy Jobs [w/pix]
Mental Floss ^ | March 11, 2014 | Miss Cellania

Posted on 03/11/2014 10:19:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Cats are useful wherever they are, and they don’t always live in private homes. Here are a few who serve as mousers, greeters, public relations agents, and stress relievers under various titles. None of them let the burdens of employment interfere with nap time.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Many pix at source.
1 posted on 03/11/2014 10:19:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 03/11/2014 10:20:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would love to be a record store cat. My late kitty loved jazz and Sinatra.

She hated when I would play rock.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 10:22:24 PM PDT by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Gefn

Interesting - mine don’t seem to notice one way or another.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 10:39:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I LOVE the mayor cat! sends quite a message


5 posted on 03/11/2014 10:40:45 PM PDT by lilyramone (The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nice kitties. But work is beneath the dignity of a proper cat. Especially jobs that can be done by lower species (such as humans).


6 posted on 03/11/2014 10:43:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (")
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To: Slings and Arrows

One of my cats liked classical music.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 10:53:46 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: lilyramone

I’ll take Stubbs over a GOPe RINO any day.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: LucyT; Gefn
Interesting. I know there are cats who perform classical music.
9 posted on 03/11/2014 11:00:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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I think that Fred, the deputy, did die an untimely death when he got out in NY traffic.

I think I read about cats being used at Westminster for mice. The British are pretty open about rodent problems in their national landmarks.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 11:02:09 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: faithhopecharity

If the hoomins think it’s work, why should the cats correct them?


11 posted on 03/11/2014 11:02:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: crazycatlady

RIP Fred.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 11:02:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: lilyramone
I met Stubbs last Summer. He was sleepy.

Unfortunately, he got attacked by a dog or wolf in the fall.

He was on the mend. But, he does not post much any more.

13 posted on 03/11/2014 11:03:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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A friend also emailed me a story about a new(#8) “ Jock” at Chartwell, Churchill’s house. Churchill liked yellow cats named after a friend of his. I don’t think they expect Jock to do any work, though. He was adopted from a shelter. I posted it on Twitter. I find it difficult to post things here.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 11:08:07 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you, Slings. I’ve seen two or three of them before, but it’s always nice to get a refresher with more information.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 4:54:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Gefn

One of my kitties, for some reason, likes King Crimson.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 6:10:01 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Your kitty has good taste. I like “The Court of the Crimson King” but the cover scared me.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 6:48:14 AM PDT by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Gefn
My kitty prefers Larks' Tongues in Aspic.
18 posted on 03/12/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I,will have to try that when I get a kitty this Spring. I miss. Mine.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 7:05:11 AM PDT by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks for the adorable pix.

My friend was a property manager of various apartment complexes. She’d take cats home who had been left and abandoned by their owners. One big cat, T.J. got up every morning, strolled two blocks to the saloon, spent the day there imbibing heaven only knows what, then came home at night to sleep. T.J. was something of a celebrity.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 8:00:14 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: TheOldLady

You’re welcome. I love cats doing people things.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 8:24:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Veto!

T. J. sounds worthy of an entry in the original article.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 8:30:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cute. Thanks.
I love cats!

One of my favorite quotes:
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. - Winston Churchill


23 posted on 03/12/2014 11:14:31 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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You’re very welcome. I love cats too.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 11:52:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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