August 2011

Bodega Cats

This endearing YouTube video sings the praises of the Bodega Cat, an animal which is practically an institution in New York City. Bodega cats patrol the aisles of bodegas, small independently owned neighborhood grocery stores.
As the video itself points out, bodega owners can get a fine for having a cat in their store, if the health department finds out. But they can also be fined if they get rats or mice in their stores. And a lot more customers are driven away by rats and mice than they are by cats! From the bodega owner's perspective, the cats are a much better deal.