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9/1/2022

Pets on the Payroll

Jennifer Polanz
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This month’s featured pet, Millie the cat, has a sweet story of an unlikely friendship.

“Millie works at the greenhouse at Windmill Island Gardens, a public garden in Holland, Michigan, as the Rodent Control Specialist. She came from a local feral cat rescue,” writes horticulturist Sam Weaver. “She avoided human contact for at least a year and a half before she warmed up to one particular employee. Now she looks for Jim at break time to sit on his lap, and enjoy being scratched and petted. Jim and his wife come in on weekends to visit Millie and give her some ‘spa’ time.”

If you’re ever in Holland, stop by Windmill Island Gardens and say hi to Jim and Millie. Thanks, Sam! GP


Email a high-resolution picture and their story to jpolanz@ballpublishing.com.

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