Help Lucy, the Skylight Books Kitty Cat

SkylightLucySMALL2.jpgI just got the word that Lucy, the beloved feline who’s the store cat at Skylight Books, and who always makes appearances in the window or in the central sitting-era of the store, is sick! I am sad.

From Skylight:
I regret to tell you all that we have recently learned that our beloved store cat Lucy–who has many, many friends and fans as well as a world-famous reputation–has developed feline Lymphoma, which basically means that we will likely lose her much sooner than we ever expected. But for now, she is on a medication program with the goal of achieving temporary remission of the disease, and to give her a good quality of life for a little longer.

Lucy is responding to the medication and seems to be doing really well. She remains here at the store, because this is the place where she seems to feel most comfortable and where she has lived most of her life, with so many people looking after her. And now she’s back in her old spots, basking in the sun in the store window–and preening on top of the NY Times stack of papers.

Since some of her friends have asked how they could help with her medical bills, we are putting a donation jar at the front counter. And on Saturday, October 13, starting at 11am, we’re going to have a big LUCY BENEFIT BAKE SALE. So please stop by, buy some wonderful cakes and goodies, and say hello to Lucy.

lucywindow2.jpgYou can help:
-Donate baked goods to sell
-Buy some baked goods
-Volunteer for an hour or two to man the bake sale table

The bake sale is this Sat. the 13th, starting at 11am. Some terrific bakers have pledged some baked goods, so please stop by. For more info on how to donate, bake or volunteer, call the store or email Kerry.

4 thoughts on “Help Lucy, the Skylight Books Kitty Cat”

  1. Yes, I had heard about that too. I was in there the other day to see Mick Farren read. I was a bit sad when Lucy failed to walk up to me once I were seated round the the tree; she usually does. (She digs the way I knuckle in behind her ear; no cat can resist!) At one point I walked outside to oblige a fit of sneezing, and when i returned she was standing where I had been sitting, waiting. Unfortunately, she did not look well. I thought it were merely olde age.
    Learning that she has that illness, lemme advise folk who pet to make sure that they wash thoroughly before touching other cats. I am not entirely sure if it can be transmitted after a time, but I do know that cats can contract it from close proximity to cats with the illness.

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