Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sleepy Kitty Turns UK Store into Naptime Hangout

Image credit: David Moffat

If a cat in the U.S. tried to turn a supermarket into their personal sleepy-time headquarters, I'm sure it would become a national incident, but at an Asda store in Edinburgh, one bold orange feline named Pixie has turned the practice into business as usual.

Shoppers started noticing the everyday visitor about a year ago, and delight in taking photos of him in some of the cutest napping positions possible. He's even spawned his own Facebook group created by John Boswell, who works nearby and started documenting the kitty to prove its existence to disbelieving friends and coworkers.

Boswell tells the Edinburgh Evening News:

"We've now seen it relaxing in a wheelchair, sitting in the basket, hiding under a table and even halfway up a Christmas tree at one point.

He's mostly seen in the foyer where they have a picnic table and benches in the summer, or wheelchairs there for disabled customers. He's definitely lazy and is always sleeping or waiting for you to come and pet him."

Image credit: Steven Hay

Pixie is not a stray, and actually has a real home a short distance from the store, where his owner says she's afraid he's getting too pudgy from being given so many snacks.

A spokesman for Asda released a statement saying: "Pixie is quite an independent moggy who tends to turn up when he pleases and enjoy a cat nap outside the store. Our customers and colleagues are always happy to see him."



Angel Prancer Pie said...

Great story! What a sweet kitteh! xoxo

Random Felines said...

OMC - that is great!!! Love the Brits and their love of cats....even in grocery stores. :)

Unknown said...

Haha love this... yes us Brits do love our cats. If I lived anywhere near Edinburgh I'd be tempted to pop over and give him a belly rub :)

Kendy P said...

I love going to stores with cats! There is a home store nearby with garden cats!

MaryMatthews said...

Pixie looks limber! What a cute kitty!

Anonymous said...

he's so cute!! especially the one inside the basket

Anonymous said...

How very comfy he looks :)

Chey said...

what a strikingly beautiful deep orange he is <3

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