Cats who call liquor stores or corner stores in the Bay Area home have a special place in our hearts, and rightfully so. They look cute lounging on dusty boxes of Vienna Sausages that no one buys, but they also protect the store from rodents that crawl around and into the store after it closes. Pictured here is one little fella guarding the carob chips and arrowroot at a store in the Lower Haight. He's also watching to see if you swipe anything, so don't even think about it. This cat will cut you.

So, inspired by our New York City sister publication, we are asking you to send photos to [email protected] of your bodega cats and we'll create a list of the greatest corner store cats in the Bay Area! Feel free to include a location (vicinity/neighborhood, but no store name since we don't want to get anyone in trouble) and any details you may know about the cat. You can also share photos with us via Instagram by hashtagging them #SFist and #CornerStoreCat, or via Flickr tagging them with "sfist" and "corner store cat."