Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Only Cat in Town



The one hard thing about living in Deadhorse for a month and a half was there were no pets!! As I mentioned, the town exists only as oilfield support. Everyone works a two week on/two week off shift, which means when they are in Prudhhoe Bay/Deadhorse they are always working. The pets are left behind and most workers go home for two weeks out of every month to get their pet fix. Hence, no dogs or cats in Deadhorse--except one. This is Deadhorse Denver, who even has his own shirt! He was brought up several years ago via the Dalton Highway and the General Store staff adopted him. The store workers told me that people come to the store all the time just to sit with Denver and pet him because they miss their cats from back home. And yes, I went to the store often just to pet the cat, too!

7 Comments:

Blogger sid ganis said...

nice story! I like that he (?) gives comfort to all...

9:36 AM

 
Blogger laura g. said...

I told them they should charge people to pet him, they would make a fortune!

12:04 PM

 
Anonymous Nana said...

Two weeks! I'll go into withdrawal! Need more pictures! And I want to nap on that moss, too.

12:04 PM

 
Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Hi there...
I wonder where I could get one of those t.shirts? I guess you have to go there to get one. They should sell them online ;-)

9:08 AM

 
Blogger laura g. said...

I dont think the Deadhorse General Store is online yet!!

9:46 AM

 
Blogger Elise Tomlinson said...

Deadhorse Denver looks *just* like my cat Osiris. What a cutie!
:)

2:04 PM

 
Blogger laura g. said...

Lots of people I met up there said that Deadhorse Denver looked just like their cats, as well! He certainly made a good temporary substitute!

2:07 PM

 

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