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Emerson & Einstein 

Emerson & Einstein 

We are brothers and have been together since birth, so we wanted someone who would adopt us both.  We were 5 months old in 2014 when Mom saw us at a pet store in Ames, sat on the floor to play with us and we decided it would be okay to go home with her.  We’ve been her store greeters ever since – well, when we feel like it anyway!  

Emerson & Einstein

We are brothers and have been together since birth, so we wanted someone who would adopt us both.  We were 5 months old in 2014 when Mom saw us at a pet store in Ames, sat on the floor to play with us and we decided it would be okay to go home with her.  We’ve been her store greeters ever since – well, when we feel like it anyway!  

I’d be in that heated box behind me instead of on a pile of Mom’s paperwork if she’d plug in my box-heater. Think she’ll get the hint?

I’d be in that heated box behind me instead of on a pile of Mom’s paperwork if she’d plug in my box-heater. Think she’ll get the hint?

Can you tell us apart?

Can you tell us apart?

We love our heated boxes on the front desk. When we’re in them, please let us sleep! We work hard and need our beauty-rest.

We love our heated boxes on the front desk. When we’re in them, please let us sleep! We work hard and need our beauty-rest.

Mom is trying to decorate… good thing I’m cute.

Mom is trying to decorate… good thing I’m cute.

We’re brothers. Can you tell us apart?

We’re brothers, can you tell us apart?

My face says it all. Do you REALLY want me to move?!

My face says it all. Do you REALLY want me to move?!

What do you mean bookshelves aren’t made for lounging?

What do you mean bookshelves aren’t made for lounging?

This basket is occupied. You may have the one underneath.

This basket is occupied, you may have the one underneath.

Really wish those were for us to play with!

Really wish those were for us to play with!

If you can’t reach a book you want, let us know!

If you can’t reach a book you want, let us know!

We’re Emerson and Einstein, The Book Shoppe’s official greeters (on duty as soon as the doorbell sounds).

We’re Emerson and Einstein, The Book Shoppe’s official greeters (on duty as soon as the doorbell sounds).

Being a Book Shoppe cat is hard work!

Being a Book Shoppe cat is hard work!

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