How do you feel about bookstore (or any store) animals? Personally, I love them and go out of my way to a shop that has a companion. Today's blog, by Lelia Taylor, is about Hamilton.
Creatures ’n Crooks Bookshoppe was a genre bookstore, focusing on mystery, science fiction, fantasy and horror for all ages. We had a terrific time---not everybody gets to say they love to go to work every day---but, finally, the wretched economy and the unceasing competition from Amazon forced us to close the shop.
We had so many wonderful customers and, nearly two years later, I still hear from some. They always say how sorry they were when we closed and they have one most important question: How is
Then there were the dogs. Most cats like the dogs they live with but are very leery of strangers. Not
. Nothing made the big guy happier than to have a dog come by (we were in a dog-walking area) and he had his routine with a new visitor---follow him around to make sure he knew how to behave, do a lot of reciprocal sniffing and, if necessary, swat the dog’s nose with his clawless paws to make a point. They always got it and then the two would be BFFs. Hamilton
Hammie lives with family friends now but I suspect he misses all his old friends and customers. We’ll be telling
stories for years to come. Hamilton