Meet Dashiell. He lives at The Raven Bookstore in downtown Lawrence.
People think he is an ordinary bookstore cat.
But he used to be an operative for the Pinkerton detective agency and he really "knows" people.
When he retired and came to live in Lawrence he found he missed the everyday interactions with those who needed his skills. So he responded to a help wanted ad and was hired as an "observer" and therapeutic listener at The Raven. People tell a cat all sorts of things.
Things that lead him to understand just the book they are looking for. Here's how it works for me. I go in. I greet Dashiell. I pet Dashiell. I talk to Dashiell. Then he leads me to a section of the bookstore and stops. This is where I know I will find my next read. The book I needed but didn't know I needed. Until Dashiell enlightened me.