Nietzsche was a famous cat. He lived in a bookstore in Chilliwack, BC. He died on February 22. He was 18 years old.
Nietzsche was a stray.
He was brought to a shelter. The shelter named him Peppin.
He was adopted three different times. But each time, he was brought back.
In 2008, he was adopted by Amber Price. Amber owns a bookstore called The Book Man. The store held a contest to rename him. People voted to name him Nietzsche.
Nietzsche was popular.
Nietzsche liked to walk down the rows of books. He slept in a burgundy chair. People visited the store to pet him.
He was “every single thing you could want in a cat,” said Amber.
The bookstore sells items with photos of Nietzsche. They sell bookmarks, pins, book bags and calendars.
Money from the sales is donated to a cat shelter in Chilliwack. The bookstore has donated more than $25,000.
“He belonged to all of us, and we will all remember him, together.”
Adapted from The Chilliwack Progress • Photos: Todd Holbrook