Posted on March 06 2017
When the humans are too busy running the bookstore, they leave the Cats of BooksActually to do the important jobs. Meet our bookstore cats, Cake who has been lurking in the bookstore for 10 years, Pico (8 years) and Lemon, the youngest of all (4 years). Since it’s the season of #BuySingLit, we decided to sit down with each of our cats to get their worldly thoughts on local literature and other things.
What is SingLit to you?
Cake: My scratching postsssssss, what else hoomanz?
Pico: It's what pays the bills and puts my food in my bowl. Or is that my hooman? Whatever, they're pretty much the same thing.
Lemon: Just more books for me to sit on.
Selling books is hard work. What have you learnt over the years?
Cake: That the hoomanz has to work even harder or else I will not have more books as my scratching posts.
Pico: That if your fur is fluffy and your belly is soft enough, hoomanz will give you all the tummy rubs you want... Sorry, what are these books you're talking about?
Lemon: I get paid too little.
What are you currently reading?
Cake: I Am A Cat by Natsume Sōseki
Pico: From the Belly of the Cat, edited by Stephanie Ye - I'm hoping to find some inspiration for what to have for lunch tomorrow.
Lemon: The label on my canned food.
Can you recommend us your best five titles and tell us why we should listen to you?
Catwings by Ursula Le Guin
On Cats by Doris Lessing
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
Jenny And The Cat Club by Esther Averill
And you should listen to me because I am ALWAYS RIGHT.
Pico: The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss - that man is a genius.
Lemon: Habitcat by Atelier HOKO. Because the surface is smooth and wide, and nice to sit on.
What's one quote you live by?
Cake: "Que Sera, Sera"
Pico: "Get the hoomanz's food, or make a mess trying."
Lemon: "Eat or be eaten."
Perhaps this is a little irrelevant to your lives… But we really wanted to know your thoughts about Agent Orange with Small Hands on TV.
Cake: He is obviously a life-form worst than an amoeba that is Martin Shkreli.
Pico: I'm just assuming he's keeping the seat warm until Browser the Library Cat comes into power... right??
Anything to say to your hooman parents and hooman customers of the bookstore?
Cake: SHUT UP AND FEED US!!
Pico: Let sleeping cats lie. No, seriously. Leave us alone. Unless I want tummy rubs!