By Meda Kessler
Photos by Photos by Jeremy Enlow
Walk into any retail store with a shop dog, and you’re likely to be met with a canine smile and a wagging tail.
Walk into Tumbleweed Vintage Boots in Weatherford, and shop cats Biscuit and Kahlua barely acknowledge your existence. It’s not because they’re aloof. It’s because they’re typically sleeping (or catnapping). Cats do that, especially the old ones. The third, Diane Kitten, usually remains unseen and unheard, typical for a tortoiseshell feline.
But we didn’t let a sleeping ball of fluff stop us from gently scratching Biscuit’s ears and softly stroking Kahlua’s forehead. They both acknowledged us by barely opening their eyes. We took that as a
Owner Gary Bush says they’re all rescues and happy to be store kitties. They are Instagram famous (except for the elusive Diane Kitten), and Biscuit really loves attention. He got his name because he kneads his two front feet on you like he’s making biscuits. He has a genetic condition where the eyelashes grow inward into the cornea, but he’s on medication. We told him he’s still quite handsome, although Kahlua is stunning, with blue eyes and a gorgeous coat. Diane Kitten obviously needs no affirmations. Learn more about the shop on Page 14.