You have heard tell of the fearsome magnificence of the bodega cat, that brave and elite warrior race that patrols the aisles of the city’s delicatessens, crushing mouse, cockroach and dust ball alike under a lightning-fast and all-powerful paw.
But are you familiar with the undauntable exemplar of the species named February? February, a flame-tressed beauty from the rarefied precincts of the city’s Upper East Side, runs the security operation at the K & B Candy Store on First Avenue near 61st Street.
She is known (and feared) as much for her hatred of and dominion over the neighborhood’s dogs as for her haughty elegance, according to the news site DNAInfo, which published February’s life story on Tuesday.
“If she sees a dog outside, she’ll punch the glass with her paw,” said the store’s manager, Bharat Patel. K & B’s location gives February ample opportunity to exercise her wrath: next door is a doggy day-care center. Read all about February.