Chunky has become a fixture at Wholly Craft in Clintonville, but the black and white feline hasn't always been the store's craft cat.

Before last summer, Chunky's role was that of house cat to Olivera Bratich, who owns Wholly Craft at 3515 N. High St. in the Columbus neighborhood.

Bratich had owned Chunky, 15, since he was a few days old. When she had to move temporarily into an apartment that didn't allow cats, Bratich said, she decided to try him out as a store cat.