Huey P. Long the cat is a regular attraction at Hart Park in Wauwatosa

Huey P. Long the cat greets a visiter to the Hart Park Office Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Huey P. Long the cat greets a visiter to the Hart Park Office Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Wauwatosa, Wis. Photo By Peter Zuzga

May 13, 2014

Warmer weather means more time outside and making friends for Huey P. Long, the cat. He lives at the Wauwatosa Parks and Forestry office at Hart Park, where people have increasingly sought him out.

"He loves going up and greeting people," said Mary Clare Schuller, who works in the office. "He will run up to everyone."

Schuller said Huey was found in the park in 2009, a stray without a known home. A visitor brought him to the office, and the staff decided to take him in.

Now, it's hard to imagine the office without him. A cat toy hangs from the main doorway, and Huey has a quilt on a windowsill and a bed on a shelf. But during the day in the warmer months, he's mostly outside meeting people.

With the senior center close by, Huey has many friends.

"People come over here to see him," Schuller said. "The seniors love him."

"But he doesn't like to be held," added Chris Verbanac, who also works in the office. "Uh-uh."

Schuller and Verbanac said they would like people to be aware that Huey is no longer a stray, and he doesn't need treats. They're trying to watch his weight.

"What he loves most is getting his head scratched," Schuller said.

Visitors can find Huey most days near the Parks and Forestry office, 7300 Chestnut St.

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