This is Oreo, one of my favourite local shopcats. She works at the deli down the street. She's probably about a year old now, but when we first moved here, she was a tiny kitten. The first time I met her at the deli, I bent over to pet her ... and she lunged. Uh-oh, I thought. Attack cat! Then she landed on my shoulder. Turns out Oreo's favourite thing to do was ride around on shoppers' shoulders. She doesn't do that as much anymore, now that she's bigger, but she's still very cute. And not nearly as cranky as she looks in this photo.