Tenants come and go in the living spaces above the downtown Hastings stores, and sometimes their little feline friends get left behind. When they see cats in the stores, "people always say, 'ew, do these stores have mice?' No! They're all rescue cats and I think that's awesome," said Barb Hollenbeck, owner of Second Childhood. As of now, there are seven cats who call the stores of downtown their home. Tenacious K's has two cats, Smokey and Furby, Berens Jewelry has Thomas, Secondhand Childhood has Slinky and Sissy, and Vintage Inspirations has Sofi and Elle.