Saturday, March 28, 2009


Yesterday, right after I wrote about my love affair with paper, I went into the Processing Office to see what I could find. The processing office has lots of great things in it. Book pockets, a fax machine (with paper in it), people's In-Boxes (usually with papers), book stickers, labels, label-covers, pens, pencils, comfy chairs, shelves, and a nook for me to hide in when someone's after me. And lots of other neat things.

For some reason, the Staff keeps this Office shut at night. I am told that I will probably get in Big Trouble if it is left open.

I saw this nice paper with labels on it, so I took a nip or two. Just little ones. This label attacked my Whiskers! I could see it out of the corner of my eye, and I could feel it, but I could not fight it off!

I ran, thinking I could outrun it! Didn't work. I ran some more, and it was still on my Whiskers! Then a Staff member started chasing me, so I ran some more!
This went on for a while, until I was All Tuckered Out, and I didn't care anymore if I had to go through life with a stupid label stuck to my Perfect Whiskers.

One of my Staff people scooped me up, and Linda carefully picked the label off. She did a Very Nice Job, and I only lost one Whisker in the process.

I think I might keep out of the Processing Office for a bit.

If you click and make the picture Big, you will see that it was a "Thorntown Public Library" label. This is what the Staff puts on things that belong to my Library. The Staff thought that the sticker meant that I belong to the Thorntown Library.

I do not belong to my Library. My Library belongs to me. I am just very generous to share my soft places and Staff with Thorntown Library customers. Oh, I share books and other things, too.

Minus one Whisker,



The Island Cats said...

Whew! Tober, we're so glad to hear you were rescued from that vishus label!

Tuck said...

That sounds like a scary label monster Tober! It's a good thing that the humans helped you out, that thing could have caused some major whisker damage! You are correct about the library belonging to you. Cats rule their territory and everything inside. And you my friend, have quite the estate to keep up!

Misha said...

Oh no! I love to play with paper, too. Looks like I'm gonna have to be more careful!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Well, what an awful thing to haf happen.

Everycat said...

Hi Tober, it's good to meet you. We think cats and books go very well together and your library is lucky to have you in charge.

That label adventure sounds a bit scary!

Whicky Wuudler

Poppy Q said...

Watch out for those sticky labels Tober. We are glad to hear that a brave bean saved you.

Laila and Minchie said...

Yes, all things belong to us kitties. When will the humans ever learn that? We are so glad that sticky ol' sticker finally got off but so sorry you had to lose one of your beautiful whiskers in the process. A new, more beautiful one is sure to grow back in it's place.