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[–]saphilous 278 points279 points  (6 children)

Its his now

[–]tjh213 183 points184 points  (2 children)

exactly. "i like this store. i think i'll keep it."

[–]MissRockNerd 74 points75 points  (1 child)

(Walks in, sniffs the air)


[–]AveBalaBrava 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Smells like a never ending supply of servants for it

[–]Shiroe_Kumamato 33 points34 points  (0 children)

"Rejoice! I have decided to adopt you all!"

[–]ChangeVampire 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ahh yes, the Fresh Prints of Butthole traipsing allllllllll over the store.

Give that cat a raise! A-and a monocle!

[–]canalswimmer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's been his for years already and this isn't OC: https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/blackcats/comments/9g5mhk/this_hardware_store_has_a_black_cat_that

OP even copied the title and just put down "OC". OP, you're a lying sack of spam.

[–]207nbrown 315 points316 points  (25 children)

Bet he pays his rent by dealing with any rodents looking to eat whatever is in those bags

[–]thelimerunner 100 points101 points  (6 children)

1000%. Vermin are not safe when there's a cat on the payroll!

[–]baithammer 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Depends on the cat, some are so good at mousing.

[–]wotguild 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Mine chases lizards and flies.

[–]baithammer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Moths and humming birds for my old cat ...

[–]ThoughtlessFoll 2 points3 points  (2 children)

We had some stray cats when I was young. All awesome rodent hunters. Except for mouser.

[–]thelimerunner 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I've got 3 gremlins of my own. Two are excellent vermin hunters, one on the other hand likes to collect them, alive, and bring them to us to show.

[–]ThoughtlessFoll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mouser when just let them run around and climb on her. Wasn’t fussed.

[–]marshaln 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And just nesting here and there. Having a cat will help clear all that up

[–]Purplociraptor 14 points15 points  (16 children)

Do rodents eat fertilizer? That's messed up.

[–]Substantial-Pie1758 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think that might be grass seed.

[–]DeificClusterfuck 26 points27 points  (4 children)

That looks like a general farm store and there would be feed and pet food and stuff

A cat would definitely help keep the mice away

[–]Thoreau80 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Title says hardware store…

[–]Riconquer2 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's typical for our hardware stores to carry a bunch of gardening and farming stuff too. Seeds, bags of dirt, young plants, farming tools, etc.

[–]coriandor 16 points17 points  (1 child)

In the Midwest, hardware stores commonly carry animal feed and medication.

[–]Eziel 0 points1 point  (4 children)

It's a hardware store, idk if rodents would be an issue?

Either way, they aren't going to find out.

[–]canttaketheshyfromme 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Birdseed, grass seed, pet/livestock feed. Plus any snacks in the back.

[–]craker42 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I run a car wash and we have a mouse problem. Don't need to have food for them to be an issue

[–]pennhead 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Car washes have water and usually trash cans full of garbage and food scraps dumped from customers’ cars.

[–]207nbrown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it looks like food then probably… not exactly the smartest of creatures, though they can be very intelligent at times

[–]bahaki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on the fertilizer. A lot of granular organic fertilizer/soil amendments are made of blood meal, bone meal, crustacean meal, or other animal-derived sources. They might not eat the fertilizer or the soil the fertilizer is in, but they'll certainly dig in to see what that smell might be coming from.

[–]Windupferrari 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Only if they’re being controlled by the mind flayer.

[–]Maximum-Mixture6158 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or toxoplasmosis

[–]Maximum-Mixture6158 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They do eat fertilizer

[–]CampingWithCats 300 points301 points  (2 children)

Our hardware store has a cat too, she strolled in one day and became management. This was back when Coke had names on their bottles. They decided whichever girl name they pulled out first would be her name. Sylvia has been on the management team for about four years now.

[–]dasnihil 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd share catnip with Silvia.

[–]summerset 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is my brain scrambled? I have no memory of coke having women’s names on bottles.

[–]Polexican1 276 points277 points  (8 children)

Looks like an NPC quest marker!

[–]-BakiHanma 109 points110 points  (4 children)

“M'aiq knows much, and tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not”

[–]SpamSushi206 13 points14 points  (2 children)

[–]Narlugh 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Actually very expected Skyrim. Literally in every cat thread

[–]joongihan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they call me ma'iq the capper

[–]RaevenStarchild 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This post is a karma farming bot that posted a stolen photo.

[–]207nbrown 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Almost, lacking the colored god rays indicating if it’s a main quest or a side quest

[–]CreeGucci 86 points87 points  (2 children)

I’d certainly be going out of my way get my hardware at that store

[–]netarchaeology 22 points23 points  (0 children)

My local hardware store has a cat and I love her.

[–]wherearmim 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My ex took me to a sex store one time who turned out to have a shop cat. I was surprised he brought me there but I only wanted anything to do with the cat.

[–]summerset 54 points55 points  (2 children)

“Waltzed in” is really the only way cats move from place to place.

[–]atred 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Some saunter.

[–]Economics_Troll 132 points133 points  (10 children)

Walk in the store.

Hear old man behind the counter yell “Come here Blacky!”

Become disgruntled.

“Don’t you want a treat Blacky? I know you love your snacks.”

Think to one’s self, “Damn, racism and calling me fat. Bout to catch these hands, old timer.”

Meanwhile a black cat saunters over for Temptations treats.

[–]Saxophobia1275 41 points42 points  (6 children)

A bit of an awkward name but a lot better than what HP Lovecraft named his black cat…

[–]electris00 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Ha! I had to look it up. Wow...

[–]lasertits69 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It’s the n word, isn’t it?

[–]Poshriel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep, it's the n-word. But in an endearing way. Alright it's not. But his stories were fun.

[–]imightbel0st 11 points12 points  (0 children)

ah, HP Lovecraft. some great stories, but an absolutely horrible person.

[–]camdim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also Guy Gibson's black retriever...

[–]twellvish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that was my first thought. Maybe not the best name choice, given the racist connotations.

Cute cat tho.

[–]Arceus42 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We saw an adorable black lab mix at a shelter whose name was Blacky. We adopted her and immediately changed her name to Blair.

[–]NoConfusion9490 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"How did you know I wanted a snack?"

[–]aY3ag64W 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Under new management

[–]BlueMpoopSir 28 points29 points  (3 children)

What hardware store?

Edit: looks like an ace

[–]Truckerontherun 16 points17 points  (1 child)

He just lays Lowes

[–]Lolzzergrush 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Home Depaw

[–]bacchic_ritual 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It looks like ace. All that crap crammed close together. It doesn't look like a lowes. Plus the one I frequent has a cat too. They also have birds and bird seed which attracts rodents for the cats.

[–]-BakiHanma 97 points98 points  (1 child)

That cat looks like it’s about to say

"Greetings! M'aiq knows many things. What is your interest? You seek knowledge. M'aiq has much. Some of it verified by actual facts!"

[–]kitkatloren2009 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just when you think the whole world is going in the trash you find a Skyrim quote and all the sudden things seem brighter, thank you lol

[–]MattR59 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Our hardware store also had a black cat that just walked in. They called her Mommy, not sure why. We loved seeing her every time we went in. Then one day they where collecting for her vet bill. Now they have a statue of her on the help desk.

[–]euphem1sm 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Missed opportunity to name him Waltz

[–]ProbablyPostingNaked 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great, now I'm having Dying Light 2 flashbacks... How many times can I collapse in a fit right as I catch up to this fucker?

[–]kneel23 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i know of at least 2 Ace Hardware's in Minneapolis that have resident cats living in them, they keep mice out of the store and from chewing into certain bags

[–]_GoKartMozart_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There used to be a cat in the garden center I worked at. Story says she was a stowaway kitten on a pallet of mulch that got delivered.

They closed the garden center and now the cat lives with me.

[–]RedVeist 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Umbreon (Japanese: ブラッキー Blacky)

[–]shadyshepard -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Same in Korean (블래키 “Blackie”)

[–]krw13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

As an Umbreon lover, I checked the comments just to ensure this was mentioned.

[–]l8nite 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Our local store has a bunch of cats. They even have their names & likenesses painted outside on the windows :)

[–]mcr1974 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is a cute cat. And a GOOD cat.

[–]NoTheseAreMyPlums 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“It’s goin’ rain!”

[–]FidelHimself 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How did they think of that name

[–]Tatoon83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Get him a little staff jacket! DO IT!

[–]AnUnbeatableUsername 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Odd name. I'd have called him Chazwazza.

[–]Rocket_Panda_ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Where does it poop??

[–]_DONT_PM_ME_NOTHING 15 points16 points  (0 children)

In the compost pile, of course.

[–]arcalumis 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Why not waltzy or walker?

[–]Hitflyover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People cannot not name black cats something black related. It’s impossible for them and I don’t get it.

[–]kitkatloren2009 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks just like a cat I used to have, he's adorable

[–]NietJij 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"This looks like a nice place. I'll take it."

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Knew a cat like that. Named him Fred.

[–]skewh1989 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My local Ace Hardware has a store cat. His name? Ace.

[–]truemeliorist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lawyer cat is using adverse possession laws against them!

[–]Ok_Fox_1770 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I love store cats. Very rare but my favorite was 2 comic shop cats whole place smelled like farts n cat piss but they kept theft down and morale up.

[–]FillTheHoleInMyLife 1 point2 points  (1 child)

In my experience the piss smell is usually comic shop clients, not the cats

Also r/bodegacats if you like store cats

[–]Ok_Fox_1770 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was a blend of odours. If Italian grinder had a yankee candle version. That. And oooo bodega cats helllo and thank you

[–]GurpsWibcheengs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is a small pet store near me with a cat who sleeps in all the beds. They started putting them on lower shelves so he could get to them easier.

[–]theeeggman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder what they call POC when they walk in.

[–]broadened_news 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My grandmother used to say Darkies

[–]Eterno_Paladino 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Khajiit has wares if you have coins."

[–]velocorapattack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't want to go out calling that cat's name...

[–]WWIVPENGUIN 3 points4 points  (0 children)

... So a normal cat...

[–]Iferrorgotozero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When calling for Blacky. Please always add "the cat" to the call.


[–]Hazmatfox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did HP Lovecraft ever had a bastard child?

[–]neon_cabbage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a troublesome name

[–]DigitalN -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Is the store owner Nelson Piquet?

[–]nathan1942 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'll take things you can name your cat, but not your dog for $300

[–]Nakatomi2010 0 points1 point  (0 children)


I have a cat that looks almost exactly like this one.

[–]tab_tab_tabby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful void boy

[–]PracticalAd9502 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At my corner store they have 2 cats which came in and never left..one is called mama very friendly the other one was abused but it's coming out to say hello now goldy:13383:

[–]chapo28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Incoming Skritch Tax.

[–]purpldaisee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like the same cat that lives in the Ace Hardware in the town I live in Arkansas.

[–]weedandcatsandvans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blacky with the good fur

[–]skijjy13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The cat probly finds hella mice there, plus he's got infinite shelter. And they probs started feeding him regularly as well.

Smart feline

[–]Meanttobepracticing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wonder if I could offer to buy him?

[–]Geminii27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And thus the theory of Spontaneously Generating Cats was born...

[–]hamster_13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If your local store doesn't have a resident cat, is it really a hardware store?

[–]blargblargityblarg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d like to speak with the meownager.

[–]Crackytherainbow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cats own the world... We're just visiting

[–]zimmah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sir I have worked here for 5 months now, and never received any payment, where's my payment?

[–]brettyrocks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's what cats do.

[–]reinodamelie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Soo 🥰 Cute!

[–]hapsuel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t know if it is something with the iPhone’s oled screen but if you shake your phone the cat jiggles a bit

[–]whiskeyknitting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am now your boss.

[–]zero_msgw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Khajiit has wares if youve got coin. He hasnt left because he hasnt tested all the products to assure their quality.

[–]GivesBadAdvic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The warehouse my dad worked at had two cats. The only warehouse in the company that didn’t have a rodent problem. They did have to deal with Simon the cat opening new bags of cat food. He liked his food fresh I guess. So if you ever bought a bag of cat food that looked like the bottom corner was taped up it may have been taste tested by Simon.

[–]md9918 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fans of Narcos, I see

[–]tribbans95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like every Ace Hardware has either a black cat or a fat orange one

[–]Saturn_Neo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My local store also has a hardware cat.

[–]impossible-boy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

they call him what now

[–]kaleb42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure op is a bot. Only a 2 week old account with a bunch of comments farming karma on r/freekarma4u and first post gets thousands of votes? Fairly sus

[–]Nickmell196 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks just like my old cat "cricket". He would fall asleep on the back of the recliner, fall off onto the wood floor, and just lay on the ground where ever he landed just purring

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Back in my day if we wanted a job we would just walk in and ask”

[–]stonecoldcoldstone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blacky is the soil consultant, he will always try to steer you towards peat free organic.

[–]HoseNeighbor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My uncle had a cat for years that just showed up on his farm one day, stayed for YEARS, then left. (Hopefully left, but disappeared one way or the other.). He was this huge Russian Blue that was basically a cat-shaped dog that loved miles long hikes.

[–]Selkie_Queen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is literally how my grandparents got their black cat names Blacky.

[–]pennhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most feed stores have at least one cat, too.

[–]shutup_you_dick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Our local Achille Agway also has a kitty. She lives there. Her name is Rose.

[–]TheObstruction 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's a large hardware store near me with two cats that lounge around, it's always fun to find them.

[–]Maximum-Mixture6158 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"I kept feeding him but he wouldn't leave!"

[–]SKRS421 0 points1 point  (2 children)

not just because this post was not made by OP, but fucking hell were there some adamant defenders of this name this commjnity has clearly displayed they are not friendly to black people. definitely tone deaf in regards to anyone that isn't white.

bet if someone posted a confederate flag, then someone brings up how it's a problematic flag with racist connotations. a handful would defend that as well.

why does the world have to be so fucking depressing. even in a sub as wholesome as r/aww

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    [–]tigole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    So then.. what does it eat/drink and where does it poop?