Kitty Paul at Queen City Roofing
When Kitty Paul wandered into the Queen City Roofing shop, she was just a kitten. Weighing barely more than 3 pounds, this ball of fur quickly won over the hearts of the crew including the owner’s sister, who once on board, made sure Kitty Paul became a full-time employee. In no time, Kitty Paul’s daily meals of lunch scraps morphed into actual cat foot. A litter box was added, and she soon had her own bed and was making regular trips to the vet. “She basically adopted us,” office manager Cece Barr says. “We pretty much live in her house.” As Barr puts it, every chair is her chair, which means office furniture sees some serious wear and tear. “Everyone is concerned about durability and cleanability even if they don’t have pets,” says Grooms Account Executive Victoria Gorham. But that doesn’t mean your office furniture has to feature hard vinyl. “We steer away from light shades of upholstery just to avoid cleaning more frequently,” Gorham says. “It’s all about the finish applied to your furniture. For example, we have many textile companies that offer an added top finish that gives fabrics a ‘Rain X’ effect. Coffee, water, etc. will roll right off.” That’s good news for Kitty Paul who lives full-time at Queen City Roofing. She mostly sleeps during the day when she’s not popping into offices to get a few head scratches or greeting the guys in the shop each morning. Once evening arrives, Kitty Paul heads outdoors when she officially clocks on. Her job is rodent control. Since Kitty Paul arrived, the mice and lizard population around Queen City Roofing has decreased dramatically. Some workers were even keeping a running tally of her kills. On the days when she gets trapped inside, especially during the weekend, Kitty Paul rages and redirects those hunting instincts toward the innocent pushpins on cubicle walls and piles of paper neatly arranged on desks. But come Monday morning, Kitty Paul is as loving as ever.