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.
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.