A peacefully sleeping cat and a sad owner who needs to stomp to work… Such photos have long become memes. But, despite the ability to sleep up to 20 hours a day, there are creatures with paws in our country that earn their own money for food, vaccinations and accessories.
And, I must say, quite successfully.
Obviously, the main enemies of museum values are rodents. Mice and rats have spoiled exhibits since ancient times, so the presence of a toothy army, according to the legend, was taken care of back in the era of Peter I. The meaning of the idea is already somewhat different.
But there are people who come to look specifically at the cats living on allowance in the Hermitage. You can take the animal you like with you and give it a home and care.
When buying tickets to the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University “Aptekarsky Ogorod”, a black cat Boris will observe the process. And he is not just a symbol, but an official employee who holds the post of manager. There are other seals, but only this one was awarded official employment. It happened by pure chance: the animal was in the photo, attracted attention and increased sales. When paying, the mustachioed cashier is present from 10 to 15, and then goes to rest or patrols the territory.
Purring museum employee
The ginger cat Marai also got a job at the Serpukhov Museum of History and Art by chance. The teasing aroma of meat, which was heard from a nearby shop, was to blame for everything. At first, the cat was sitting near the butcher’s shop, and then approached the museum staff, trying to ask for food. Soon he firmly settled on the porch of the institution, welcoming visitors with a joyful purr. Marai has long been almost the most famous exhibit, waiting for employees in the morning and seeing them off work in the evening, attracting guests and becoming the constant object of interesting photos.
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