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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cats on the Payroll - WCB #107

Take a good look. These cats are working cats, and are as smart as a rocket scientist. They are on the NASA payroll. Really they are! The cats are responsible for the vermon security at the shipping and receiving warehouse, and they take no prisoners. You will not see one fugitive mouse or rat on their watch. These cats are the best paid cats in all of NASA. They get paid in food, treats, fresh water, and all the mice they can catch. They also get paid in vet bills as well, but shhh, they don't like the word V-E-T, much like me.

The story behind these kitties is that Mama Kitty, the grey tabby, was dropped off, big and pregnant at the gateline. She told her story of being knocked up, how everyone abandoned her, she was needing work for food so she could care for her kittens, and that she would be a good employee if NASA would give her a chance. The head guy took pity on Mama and gave her a job in the warehouse. A few days later, still working, Mama gave birth to her kittens, including her son Peanut, the big orange kitty. The other kittens grew up and decided to live with others, but Peanut, the runt of the pack decided to take on the family business of guarding the warehouse. NASA saw the wisdom of having two vermon employees on site, and when Peanut was old enough to be on the payroll, they signed him up too. That was about 10 years ago when Mama Kitty was first dropped off at the gate. Mama Kitty was right, she is a great employee doing her job, and she is also a very well liked employee, and many other employees come by to say hello to her everyday.

To see more cool cat stories, check into Scamperdude. He's got the corner on being Supercat and Supercat Rockstar.

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19 Comments:

At 6/23/07, 5:49 AM, Blogger Dragonheart said...

Wow, that is very cool! Thanks for sharing this story. Cats on the NASA payroll - just goes to show there are some very intelligent people working there!

 
At 6/23/07, 11:47 AM, Blogger sher said...

That's such a great story!!!! Thank you for posting it. :):) Wish all businesses were that smart.

 
At 6/23/07, 5:24 PM, Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Such a pretty story! Kitties are indeed very smart and know how to earn a living ;-P...

 
At 6/24/07, 12:56 AM, Blogger Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Kitikata-san sweetie,
we missed you so much, glad you're back for this weekend.
Such a nice story about clever mommakitty and clever NASA men too.
Thnaks for sharing the story!

 
At 6/24/07, 12:12 PM, Blogger sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That was a very good story. Glad to see you back posting!

 
At 6/24/07, 12:52 PM, Anonymous CatSynth (Amar & Luna) said...

Hi there. Interesting story.
We're glad to see that you're doing well and posting again (always a little worried when our friends disappear for a while).

 
At 6/24/07, 1:02 PM, Anonymous lamiacucina said...

Kitikata-san,
heart-warming story,
thanks !!

 
At 6/24/07, 1:05 PM, Blogger muffinmidi said...

Hi. I'm glad you're posting again. That was a nice story about NASA. I'm glad someone there has common sense. We cats are the best vermin catchers around. Was that story from Florida or Texas?

 
At 6/24/07, 3:33 PM, Anonymous gato azul | blue cat said...

WOW! Don't tell my owner... I've got her wrapped around my finger and she's the one who does the work around the house (although there are no mice...) No wonder you got knocked up, you're quite a looker ;-D and Peanut is the pick of the brood (although it's hard to tell with his head in that bowl - don't you leave him any mice to eat?). It was great touching base. See you around, Feliz the cat.

 
At 6/24/07, 5:20 PM, Blogger Fritzamus Maximus said...

That's so cool! Thanks for sharing!

 
At 6/24/07, 5:49 PM, Blogger ScamperDude said...

Kitikata,

You get the "most interesting story" award in this week's WCB! Thanks for being part.

John

 
At 6/25/07, 10:08 AM, Anonymous Kate said...

All cats should have a 'job' to keep them busy. Both of ours are alarm cats. The last thing they think we should do is sleep too long!!!

 
At 6/25/07, 6:49 PM, Blogger katztales said...

Great to know that there are cats on the job at NASA!

 
At 6/25/07, 7:19 PM, Blogger Kitikata-san said...

Thanks every cool cat! Let's see, these two kitties live at the NASA Goddard Space Center, the home of the trials of th Mars Landing.

Oh shucks Scamperdude, thank you for such a high honor. My human will tell Mama and Peanut about the honor during the next trip NASA next month. I am sure they will be thrilled to hear about it, and then get some treats and pets.

 
At 6/26/07, 11:29 PM, Blogger Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

Sounds like mama kitty has the same job as Winter. And they both are doing such a wonderful job too!

 
At 6/27/07, 6:55 PM, Blogger Kitikata-san said...

Hi Spice Kitties, Winter must be a very talented dog. Mama kitty and Peanut are very nice and talented.

 
At 6/28/07, 9:26 PM, Blogger Lux said...

That's a happy story - thanks for sharing!

 
At 6/29/07, 8:16 AM, Blogger Ariel said...

Wonderful story,I love happy endings.

 
At 6/29/07, 6:54 PM, Blogger Kitikata-san said...

Hi Lux and Ariel, it really is a happy story for Mama and Peanut. They have lots and lots of people who love them everyday.

 

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