This story will make you feel like it’s time for your cat to get a job.
Kishi railroad station in Kinokawa, Japan, has a new feline staion master.
Tama the cat was the first official feline stationmaster of the station and held the position proudly for more then nine years before passing away in late June at the age of 16.
Since Tama’s passing, her fans have respectfully observed the required mourning time before choosing a new cat to take on her legacy.
Wakayama Electric Railway president Mitsunobu Kojima recentley announced that a new cat stationmaster, named Nitama, will be filling Tama’s rather petite shoes.
“The reason I appointed Nitama as a successor to Tama is that she had teaching experience from Tama directly,” Mitsunobu told CNN. “Tama was very mild and she seldom got angry, though she was strict with her subordinate Nitama.”
Nitama successfully passed her training at Cat Stationmaster Training School, which focuses heavily on “the ability to demonstrate a relaxed attitude to working with people and a willingness to wear a hat.”
Congratulations Tama, we’re sure you’ll do a puurrrfect job.