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Cat from Davie {USA}

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He was old, irritable, unhealthy, and miserable at the shelter. Now he's the happy guardian of the Second Edition Book Shop in Davie, Florida, and cares for every customer that walks in.

Meet Catsby, the 14-year-old book shop cat!

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“Catsby was older and incredibly unfriendly towards other animals. He came with a lot of health issues and emotional baggage,” says Danielle Joy Whatley. As an animal lover, she knew that cats like Catsby would most likely be overlooked at the shelter. Her book shop was a perfect place for him.

“When I got him, he needed a massive amount of eye surgery,” Danielle explains. He had Entropion, a rare condition in cats which causes an inward rolling of the eyelid edges. “It probably explains why he was grumpy. He was constantly living in discomfort.”

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Once this ginger feline moved into the Second Edition Book Shop and had his eyes fixed up, his behavior changed.

“He literally thrived and blossomed under our customers' attention. I don't think an hour goes by where he's not with somebody. He goes down the aisle, follows people, and rubs on their ankles to make sure they know he's there,” Danielle explains.

Many people regularly visit the store to see their beloved Catsby, especially retirees who aren't able to have cats. They bring him treats and toys. Catsby remembers his favorite customers and greets them by the door. Sometimes he spends the entire afternoon reading and snuggling in their company.

“He loves his second chance and is incredibly grateful. People can sense that. It's a mutual admiration,” Danielle says.

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32 comments:

  1. This is such an uplifting story and it is the best thing to hear about this person who took this cat and got him the surgery he needed. Loving these pictures and the story.

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  2. Aw what a lovely story.He looks so happy in his new home.:)

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  3. Aw what a lovely story.He looks so happy in his new home.:)

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  4. What a wonderful story. His face has so much personality. I've done book signings in two different stores that had cats and there's nothing like a cat roaming a bookstore. It's a very warm feeling.

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  5. I used to live in Broward County and drive to work through Davie. I would have driven out of my way to visit the store and cat! What a cutie, love his little bow tie.

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  6. That little bow is gorgeous. I'm glad the story of the grumpy cat who needed some love has a happy ending.

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  7. Love the pictures and the story. I love the way he's resting his head on the arm of that chair...how sweet! Thanks for posting!

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  8. Wonderful story, kudos for adopting an older gent and giving him a loving home. Just fabulous.

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  9. don't you just want to give him all the snuggles he can stand?xx Rachel

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  10. Tue picture with the little girl is so cute. They have the same colour of hair/fur. :-)

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  11. What a great story! We all need a second chance!

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  12. Catsby is absolutely adorable....and so lucky. His owner gave some old books a second life in her bookstore and gave Catsby a second chance from the shelter - now he's one happy boy and that is the BEST any of us can hope for. Bless her and bless him....I love this story!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sammy)

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  13. What a lucky cat, he certainly had a second change, and he looks so content!
    I'm glad there are good-hearted people around.
    Catsby reminds me of "Dewey" the library cat of the book fame.

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  14. C'est une belle histoire. Il a rencontré les personnes qu'il fallait.
    Je trouve que c'est vraiment bien un chat dans une librairie ou dans une bibliothèque. Livres, lecteurs et chats sont indissociables !
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  15. Catsby has the greatest job! And no plans on retiring we see. :)

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  16. What a great ending for Catsby. He looks so happy there. Loved the shot of him resting his head on the arm of the chair and also of the little girl petting him.

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  17. What a lucky kitty!
    Have a super Sunday...

    Noodle and crew

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  18. I love you Catsby!!!!! Big kitty hugs!

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  19. such a beautiful story - Catsby is super handsome. reminds me of my boy Niles. #TwinklyTuesday

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  20. What fun to walk into a bookstore and be greeted by Catsby, he is a gorgeous cat! Glad he has a new home!

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  21. I love the idea of having a cat in the library or book store! The only downfall is that it will drive away any people who are allergic...but otherwise, it might actually bring in more business. :) Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Linkup! Hope to see you again this Sunday!

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  22. What a beautiful story! I'm so glad Catsby had a second chance and found a forever home.

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  23. What a handsome boy and what a great story. I think that every business and shop should adopt a cat from a shelter.

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  24. beautiful story indeed. And I bet Gatsby is everyone's favorite now in the shop :)

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  25. Ahh what a cute cat and lovely story! Thanks for sharing and thank for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  26. What an inspiring story! So wonderful that he found such a happy forever home...and lucky him being surrounded by books. :) I absolutely love his bowtie!

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  27. I live in Fort Lauderdale and I will come and visit Catsby.

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