NewsDepth Petting Zoo: Pirate Cat
"She's very aloof."
"She's very outgoing very assertive as well though."
"She's been kicked out of multiple restaurants. Pat's Pizza, Woodman's, Family Dog."
SOUND LIKE A WILD CHILD? SHE IS.
"It's like a problem teenager."
THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT LEELA. THE FREE-SPIRITED FELINE.
SHE LIVES IN ORONO - WANDERING THE STREETS WITH ONE EYE LIKE A PILLAGING PIRATE - IN FACT THAT'S HER NICKNAME: PIRATE CAT.
"But she loves people and she follows them everywhere and if she's out on the sidewalk or on the street, she'll just follow whoever's walking by."
LEELA'S BECOME SOMEWHAT OF A SENSATION IN TOWN, STARTING HER MORNING AT THE STORE AMPERSAND.
"If we were to throw Leela out now and forbid her to come in here, I'm sure the town of Orono would boycott us."
AND ENDING HER DAY WITH A NIGHTCAP.
"She comes home for dinner and she goes back out and sometimes she'll go to the Tap Room and eventually she'll get kicked out and I'll have to retrieve her."
HER OWNER MINDY CRANDALL - WHO CALLS HERSELF "THE OPPRESSOR" - RECENTLY HOOKED UP A GPS TO LEELA'S COLLAR.
SHE'S EVEN BEEN FOUND NEAR THE RIVER.
"I can see her viewing herself as fighting the system. This system of having to be indoors, having to sleep in a house when she doesn't want to."
IT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE LEELA HAS SO MANY FRIENDS.
"I make an effort to stop and say good morning. How are you today. She'll follow me out of the store and try to follow me into the deli."
"There's been times when we go to margaritas and get a drink and walk back and she's there next to us. She's like the night out mascot."