While I had enjoyed Cookie’s company in my Portraits of Animals shop room at Carnegie Antiques through the spring, summer was hot and busy, and Peaches needed Cookie’s company too, so Cookie has had to stay home all these months. Yesterday, she gave me the look and I decided I’d love to have her company down there again.
It’s good to be back! I hated the ride in the pink thing and I really let my mom know about it, but once we got here I knew exactly where I was and I got right to work.
Who needs those fancy IKEA cats—I can run around and jump on things as well as any kitty, and I don’t have to share it with 99 others!
Mom could hardly keep up with me—I went trotting all over the shop and told her all about everything I saw!
I’m exploring the store today, especially all the comfy chairs and those nice wool rugs.
I’m prettier than this ugly doll, and don’t you think I deserve to sit on a velvet chair?
I have to be sure to inspect things from all possible angles and try things out. How else can I make a recommendation to a customer?
Let’s see how I look on this Native American patterned carpet — it feels nice, and it matches my colors.
I had to reacquaint myself with all the nooks and crannies, open all the doors and check in all the closets.
You see that “Employees Only” sign? That means me!
First I have to try each of these three chairs, then I have to explore the shelves of china to make sure there’s no dust or stinkbugs up there.
Hmmm, Chair No. 1 wasn’t quite right, let’s try Chair No. 2.
So many chairs, so little time! I like the ones best that are low to the ground so I can jump up easier—and all the better that they are covered in velvet with nice comfy velvet pillows to snuggle!
Finally, a chair that’s just my size—and what kitty doesn’t love wicker?! Plus, it’s right in front of the “fireplace” where the little gas heater keeps it warm.
Oh, my first customer! I have to greet her!
Everyone has to get a little tortie fur on their ankles.
Whew! I’ve worked hard! Now it’s time for a big bath and a nap! I’ll just sleep behind the counter where I can look out the window and see if anyone is coming.
I can get up right away when a customer comes in!
I may be 18, but I can still tiptoe through the knicknacks without moving a single one!
I hope we get to come back next week!
Y’all come back now, y’hear?!