We were heading towards the tile department when we saw this woman pushing a shopping cart with a beautiful cat, wearing a blue leash, sleeping peacefully, in her cart! We both took a double take as the woman and her precious companion went past us. "Tony, can you believe that?" I asked. And before he could answer, I said, "I am going to go ask her if I can take a picture of her cat!" Then I turned around and skipped over to the woman. "Excuse me, ma'am. You have the coolest cat! We've seen dogs inside this store, but we've never seen a cat. Would it be alright with you if I took a picture of your cat for my Blog?"
Seconds later, the sweet woman stood back, so I could snap a couple of pictures. And after I took a few quick pictures of the calmest cat in Kerrville, I thanked the woman for letting me take pictures.
Then Tony walked up and asked if he could pet her super friendly cat. With customers all stopping and taking double takes of the cat in the cart, we told this nice woman that we run the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch and how much we love cats and dogs, etc. and she thanked us for what we do.
We visited with this friendly woman for a few more minutes and learned that the cat's name is Grace and she is seven-years-old. The lady told us that she takes her cat everywhere with her and that her cat loves to ride in cars and go into stores. "When I open the car door, Grace jumps immediately inside and she quickly settles down on the front seat or the backseat. And sometimes she tries to ride, on my lap. Which is a big No-No...."