Cat! who hast passed thy grand climacteric,
How many mice and rats hast in thy days
Destroyed? How many tit-bits stolen? Gaze
With those bright languid segments green, and prick
Those velvet ears - but prithee do not stick
Thy latent talons in me, and up-raise
Thy gentle mew, and tell me all thy frays
Of fish and mice, and rats and tender chick.
Nay, look not down, nor lick thy dainty wrists -
For all thy wheezy asthma, and for all
Thy tail's tip is nicked off, and though the fists
Of many a maid have given thee many a maul,
Still is that fur as soft as when the lists
In youth thou enteredst on glass-bottled wall.
Favorite Books: 
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Of Mice and Men
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr
Raffles, our beloved bookstore cat, passed away in January of 2013. She will always be in the hearts and minds of Beers' staff and customers.