Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Meet the Cat That Makes a Whole Town His Own

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Meet the Cat That Makes a Whole Town His Own

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HAVE you met Bob, Agnes Water's community cat?

The friendly feline is one of the most popular and most recognisable locals in the beachside township.

Bob doesn't have an owner.

He spends his days hanging out at local businesses, including the bank, swimwear shop, and tackle shop, said to be his favourite haunt.

No one knows his age. Robyn Kirkpatrick has lived in Agnes for more than 13 years and said Bob was there when she arrived.

"Everyone looks after him," she said.

"He is beautiful."

Kim Paterson knows exactly how well-fed Bob is, given he turned his nose up at the food she offered him.

"He would come to sit with us at night shift at Foodworks," she said.

"I'd try to give him tuna (but) he'd never eat."

Perhaps Bob, so named because of his bob tail, gets his fill of fish at the tackle shop, where he spends most of his time.

But Lee O'Regan says Bob likes steak and gets it when he visits the tattoo shop. …

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