If you take your dog to the groomer in Fremont, Nebraska, you’ll have to do business with Oliver, Dogs-R-Us Grooming’s CFO (Cute Feline Officer).
Carolyn Headrick owns the business and freely admits that Oliver runs the show. “He has his own fan club,” she said. “People will come in here just to see him, and he eats up the attention. Hes a pretty popular kitty around here. Everybody thinks hes so cute.”
Oliver was given to Headrick by a client to replace a cat of hers who’d died, leaving her heartbroken. Oliver quickly went to work to fill the hole in Headrick’s heart left by her previous cat’s passing. Headricks says that Oliver is the most laid back, lovable cat youll ever see.
If you go to Dogs-R-Us, you’ll Oliver at his post atop the front counter where he serves as the greeter. He loves all the attention that’s lavished upon him, getting hugs and pets from everyone who drops by.
Headrick says, Hes a big snuggler. Hes in charge of our customer relations. He gets paid well — lots of love and all the food he wants.
He loves kids. Hell let the kids sit up on the counter with him and hug him. Hes even learned to get his picture taken. People will come in and take pictures of him with their phones. He thinks hes photogenic.”
There’s a disconnect for some people over a cat working at a dog grooming business.
Some people think we should have a dog as our mascot, but Oliver likes being our mascot, she said. A lot of people think its a little different. Were OK with that.