Book Store Cats
Barnes and Noble
We think every bookstore should have cats! Kona Stories has adopted 2 cats from the humane society in Kailua-Kona in 2006. There names were Barnes and Noble! When we moved to Keauhou Shopping Center in 2010 Barnes found a new home where he could go outside and hunt and Noble came with us to the new store. Along with Noble came Shadow, a feral cat who became part of our family at Mango Ct. in 2007.
Shadow's story began like this:
One day I was working on my computer on the shop's lanai and I heard a strange little sound...the sound only new born baby kittens make. Shadow had given birth to 3 darling babies and since she is a smart mother she brought them to the bookstore for some TLC. Since Shadow was still very feral and frightened of Joy and me we had to be very careful that we didn't scare her away. We quarantined the lanai so no one could bother the new little family and after the appropriate 6 weeks the babies went carefully selected homes. Shadow went off to the vet to be spayed and vaccinated. When she returned we weren't sure if she would choose to stay at the bookshop or return to her wild ways...but again Shadow is a smart cat and decided she was destined for a better life...one of fat leisure. She has been working on her waist line ever since. Most days you will find her sleeping on my piano. As for her babies I am happy to report they are all well cared for and look a lot like their mother. Shadow also has a sponsor named Bill who faithfully sends us $20.00 a month to insure that she gets only the best.
Stop by anytime to love on them any day.