Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cats in the Antiques Business

Sam, Rambo Steve and Peel agreed to (sort of) an on-the-job interview and photo shoot at their place of business, Installations Antiques in the Heights, Houston, Texas.

It has never occurred to these three feline workers that they are not the sole owners of the business. They are intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of Installations, though each may at times take on a purrrsona of aloofness. Sam is the most congenial of the three, greeting customers and loving to pose for photos. Rambo Steve was really too busy keeping an eye on the customers and taking a lunch break to pose. Ms. Peel, a professional model (see a sample of her work below,) was not available for photos (plus I don't think I could afford her fee!)

It's worth a visit to Installations Antiques just to meet these cats. They have marvelous taste in antiques, ranging from European primitives to American mid-twentieth-century modern and can advise you on the best chairs or tables in the house.

Sam, behind (well, on top of) the counter.

Rambo Steve: "Sir, the cat box is straight ahead."

Sam: "The antiques business is a purrrfect fit, given my talent set."

Peel, Posing in an ad for Installations Antiques

The above advertisement was used with permission from Becki van der Oord of Installations Antiques.
Peel's Photo by Becki van der Oord

Don't you think Peel looks like Puff on my magnet above?

This is the second in a series of stories about animals in the retail business. (see the first installment.)

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