Jul 112016

Hey everybuddy!  Ernie here.  Y’know…we haven’t featured the garden center cats, Chip and Slim, lately…so today I thought I’d let you know what they’ve been up to.

We hear Chip has decided to become a salesmancat and has been sneaking into the garden center store to train.

Chip by the door

Here he is by the door…ready to greet customers as they enter.

Chip on straw

Need some straw?  Chip is ready to sell you a ton of it!  He says straw can make a cozy bed.

Chip laying in the middle of the store

Chip’s waiting for customers to come in so he can practice his sales techniques on them.

So what has Slim been doing while Chip’s in training?

Slim is taking it easy

He’s been getting his easy on in the back room they live in.  Us cats find the strangest places to nap, don’t we?

Chip and Slim are doing great…enjoying summer at the garden center.  It sure looks like a fun place to be.


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  53 Responses to “Garden Center Mancats”

  1. i would buy anything chip has to sell…

  2. We sure hope that hardworking mancat gets a commission here. Plus a bonus.

  3. Chip is just the cutest salescat! Slim obviously prefers to be a backroom cat. I cannot wait to meet them in person someday soon.

  4. They are lucky kitties to have such a nice home and fun places to explore…good to see them‼️
    Madi your bfff

  5. Chip could sell me that whole store full of stuf. They sure are good lookin’ mancats

  6. That is great Chip you are just like the greeters in WallyWorld!

  7. Chip is taking his garden center training very seriously. I bet he’ll make a great salescat. Slim found a great place to relax while his brother works.

  8. What better way to sell things than by using handsome mancats as the salesmen? Momma would buy everything 🙂

  9. What lovely cats they are!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  10. Oh, I wish our garden center had kittie! I could be one maybe and show anthros how to spread their compost/mulch and then dig really well in it.

  11. Aw, they are sweeties. Where do they live in the winter?

    • They have access to a back room with a separate entrance. It’s been fixed up for them with lots of bales of straw and blankets. It’s where they are fed everyday.

  12. We can’t remember reading about this dynamic duo before. We must search your archives for stories about them. They are so adorable and by the looks of them, quite hardworking too.

  13. I would be glad to buy from Chip–he’s got a purrfect sales attitude. Slim better catch up on the training! 🙂

  14. Hi Chip and Slim! What a cool place you live in! Wish we could come visit you guys.

  15. Our Mom LOVES garden center cats! She’s pretty happy to see Chip and Slim again!

  16. We love it when kitties can help mom shop. Terrific idea to have kitties in the store.

    Shoko and Kali

    • They aren’t supposed to be in the store normally. Too many issues like security alarms that could go off if they were inside the store all the time. Chip has been sneaking in on occasion. They usually stay in a back room that has separate entrance and it’s been fixed up nice for them with lots of bales of straw and blankets.

  17. Chip looks like he really wants to help sell the products! We are glad to hear that both Chip and Sam are doing great!

  18. They sure are a hard working pair!

  19. So good to see these two. Glad they are doing so well and enjoying the Garden Center. What a great place to live, for sure.

  20. Claire loves garden centers, and she would buy almost everything from Chip ! Purrs

  21. These two are such an asset to the garden center – I’m glad they are doing so well!

  22. Does Chip get a bonus for every sale he makes?

  23. They are adorable!!! How lucky you are to own that center!

  24. ~~~~~~~~~ whitefish waves two ewe chip & slim, itz grate ta see ewe both again….hope thiz summerz treetin ya both favor a bul lee & we hope ya getted ta share in sum oh that way awesum swag !!! oh, N yez, we wood like ta place an order for 928,033 bales o straw…& thanx ! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  25. Well, I’d surely buy something from Chip!

  26. I’d be much more inclined to shop in a store that has cats! Cats are the icing on the cake of life.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  27. It’s so great to see Chip and Slim! Wow, Chip makes a great spokescat for the straw! Slim does look cozy. Thanks, Ernie, for letting us know what’s going on with them.

  28. OMC Slim almost meshes with hims surroundings. They are so cute.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  29. Hi Chip! Hi Slim! Looks like the livin’ is EASY!!

  30. They are so sweet! Your peeps are so wonderful to take such good care of them.

  31. Such cuties, I wish our garden store had a cat or two.

  32. Chip probably makes sales go waaaay up with his charm and good looks!

  33. They are great helpers and look sweet !

  34. The garden center must be hopping this time of year. TW wishes Plochs had kitties like Chip and Slim.

  35. Glad the garden kitties are enjoying their summer, too~

  36. Chip could sell our mom the store, she is such a pushover for a handsome mancat 🙂
    we love the Chip and Slim updates 🙂

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

  37. Chip and Slim are so cool! We love shopping at places that have saleskitties!

  38. A good can can sell annything to anny Beings!

  39. Those two are so lucky to have such a FUN place to live – Chip looks like a great salesman and Slim knows a good napping spot when he sees one! I’m so happy they have a safe place…..your Dad’s the BEST!

    Love, Sammy

  40. Chip, I love meeting you. You are a handsome boy and a god salesman!

  41. I bet Chip will be a great salesman. I know I’d buy things, even things that I don’t need, if he rolls and shows his belly in the store 🙂

  42. I’d buy anything Chip wanted to sell me. And Sim sure did find a, well, unique place to snooze. Those two sure are adorable. Thanks for letting us know how they’re doing, Ernie! Purrs!

  43. they seem to be very hard working. I hope they are appreciated.

  44. #1 says there is nothing like a kitty greeter when you enter a store! Good job, Boys!

    The Chans

  45. Can you boys get a discount for us please?

  46. It’s lovely to see Chip and Slim again.

  47. Our mommy would shop there all the time just so Chip could help her!

  48. Chip and Slim have a dream job – greeting the customers coming into the store!!

    Mindy & Mike

  49. Looks like a pretty good life to us. Bet the customers enjoy seeing them. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  50. It’s good to see those handsome guys! We would buy whatever Chip told us to. 🙂

  51. Those two boys are so cute and lucky! We bet Chip, with those looks and that personality!, would make a very good salescat 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

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