PHOTO OP: Peek-a-boo
PHOTO OP: Peek-a-boo
Cat Appointed Head Ranger at National Park
After three years toiling as an assistant ranger at Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, a cat named Buckles has finally ascended the ranks.
"He knew the trails better than the bosses," says Steven Collier, a fellow assistant. "Not to mention that time he saved a family of campers from a bear."
The Parks Service formally recognized Buckles in a ceremony Wednesday, where they anointed him Head Ranger. He now oversees a majority of the parkland and manages a team of 50 rangers, scouts and interns.
"This park isn’t what it use to be," says Colleen Marcher, an administrator at Shenandoah. "I think [Buckles] could really turn this place around."
Hiring Cat Accountant Was ‘Bad Idea’
If he could do it all over again, Roy Garrett probably wouldn’t hire a cat to do his taxes.
"In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea," said the Park City, UT resident, who expects to be audited later this year. "His work was really sloppy and I’m pretty sure he didn’t even file all the necessary forms."
The cat, who opened his tax preparation business last year, has a one star rating on Angie’s List.
"Yeah, if I’d seen that, I doubt I would have hired him," said Garrett, "but that’s not really a good excuse. I mean, he’s a cat. What was I expecting?"
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Cat Starts Each Day with Meditation
Zippo the cat needs his fifteen minutes of Zen each morning. Each morning before work, he takes some time to meditate and reflect on the upcoming day.
"For awhile he was doing his meditations on the couch, then it was in the tub in the bathroom, now he’s moved to the sunny spot in the living room," said a source familiar with the situation. "Who knows why. Cats are weird, right?"
According to the source, Zippo needs his meditation to center himself before work.
"His day-to-day mostly involves short bursts of frenetic energy — running up the stairs, around the house, chasing small office supplies he’s batting in front of him, etc.," the source speculated. "I think he just needs that calming moment before all hell breaks loose."
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