"I used to work in the public schools in Philadelphia," Shaw says. "I was so dedicated to this kitten that I would sneak him into school with me because he needed to eat every couple of hours. I would actually wear a scarf around my neck, and I would keep the kitten in my scarf, and I'd just excuse myself every once in awhile to go to the teachers' lounge, and I would feed him in there, or feed him in a bathroom stall."
Eventually, the other teachers and staff at the school found out about Zeke, but they were surprisingly supportive, Shaw explains. "I was able to have Zeke kind of join the classroom a little bit, and he learned how to walk on the floor of the classroom I was working in," Shaw says. "He went everywhere with us - even field trips. I was bottle-feeding him outside of this museum, and I have a picture of him with a giant milk mustache."