The Origin Story: One dark and cold winter night four years ago, a tiny 5-week old kitten, abandoned and forced to tough it out on her own in the wilds of Long Island, huddled outside the doorway of shop owner Vinnie Viverito's home, seeking any warmth she could find through the door. Viverito spotted her and took her in, and started bringing her to the shop with him every day.
The Day Job: Boots, also affectionately called Bootsy, is the warm, purring heart of Golden Memories. Viverito raves about her "marvelous temperament," as she's patient and outgoing, even with children. (Kids often stop by the store just to say hello to her.) When she's not hanging out on the counter waiting for customer to pet her, she can be found sleeping "everywhere" - from the back issue bin boxes to the high top-most shelves in the stockroom.
The Superpower: Boots conquers the world with super-powered affection and love. When a scare caused her to go missing from the store for a heart-wrenching 24 hours, the entire customer community rallied together, sending out messages far and wide, until she was located and safely returned!
The Reading List: For feline-appreciating comic book fans, Viverito recommends the ultimate cat heroine: the ever-agile, super clever "Catwoman" herself, of course. (Prowl around for an issue at your neighborhood comic shop!)