Recently, I was able to pet cats, talk about cats, photograph cats, write about cats and call it “work.”
During my last week at the Bangor Daily News, I was interviewing Robert Morris, a resident of the Maine Veterans’ Home, when I noticed a black cat was rubbing against his shoes. Morris introduced the cat as Miss Kitty and I learned she lives at the home along with two other cats.
What a great topic for a feature story for the my new paper, the Machias Valley News Observer.
So, on Friday, July 1, I interviewed Activities Director Jen Wood and the three residents who have special relationships with the cats — Morris, Orlando King and Polly Davis.
The first cat to come to the home was Shadow, who belonged to a former resident. He has since bonded himself to King.
Miss Kitty is closest to Morris and Chrissy belongs to Davis.
For the scoop, check out the July 6 edition of the MVNO. In the meantime, enjoy these photos that didn’t make it into the paper.