To date I have delved deep into the vast troves of research material for my upcoming cat history of this fine city. It has kept me up nights and brandished my days with the gleam of historical knowledge and insight that tickles my fur with excitement and furnishes my beating cat-heart with fortitude. It is simply amazing what a good project can do for the feline soul. Perhaps the organizational aspect of my studies are slow in manifesting as yet, but oh the morsels of catformation that I've come across! For example, did you know that even before the French arrived, while this slightly raised plot of land on the Mississippi was not much more than an occasional Indian hunting ground and sometimes swamp rife with mosquitoes, it was actually the seat of an expansive cat kingdom? Its true. From Egypt my ancestors came and ruled with this land as our homestead, feasting on the mice and rats and birds and keeping the snakes and rabbits in line with good governance and thoughtful law making. Don't believe me? Well, seeing as I am no amateur historian, I will of course site my sources. Primarily, I have been reading from a work called The Great Cat Histories of The United States of Catmerica by Irish catwright Cassie O'Purry, pub. 1976 by Doublecat, the first catting-press out of Philade. It's a good read. I highly recommend it. Come by the shop and ask me about it, I'll point it out for you.