Pearl, the Working Girl
Her name is Pearl - and what a great name for this kitty mascot of the Annapolis Maritime
Museum, an institution devoted to the long oystering tradition of the Chesapeake Bay.
And, yes, Pearl is indeed a working girl. When the Museum's staff realized they had some unwelcome mousies, they contacted a shelter in Baltimore which has a "Working Cat" program and Pearl became part of the Museum's staff.
Not only is pretty Pearl the Scourge of Mousiedom, but she happens to be
a sweet little kitty who befriended me outside the museum last autumn.
The Museum's Administrative Manager told me at the time that Pearl "is beloved at the Museum, she has the staff wrapped around her paws!" And from her round, firm and fully packed form, one imagines Pearl's humans at the Museum are feeding her with a more upscale diet than...ugh...mousies.
©2018 Steve Ember
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Lucy Trachsel 03/23/2018 10:24Throwing darts at photos seems a pretty dangerous activity! :-))
What a "simpatica" cat Pearl is. Cats have an unfailing instinct for who will enjoy their company or who will look after them.
Thank you for this story, too. I always enjoy reading what you write (well, perhaps except about trains, for which I just can't get very enthusiastic about).