Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Library Board Meeting & My Job Performance

On Monday night I decided it was time to fully participate in the Monthly Library Board Meeting as it is obviously A Very Big Deal. Treasurer Barb and My Assistant Boss Karen (who also has the less important position of Director of the Library) spend a lot of time and use a lot of paper to educate the seven library board members. They must be Slow Learners, because this happens every month. . . you would think they would learn soon how the library works! The only Truly Important Thing they have done, from My Perspective, was to approve My Presence as Resident Boss and Library Cat.

As I was saying, I decided to attend the entire meeting instead of just drifting about, as I sometimes do. I was sitting on carpet beside fireplace (the board still prefers to meet in that old Carnegie room, not in public meeting rooms, and it is the room with the wood floor, which is why My Glorious Self was sitting on a rug). I was doing my imitation of a Loaf of Bread (sitting with my four paws tucked under me) and daydreaming about Catnip and tummy rubs when I heard my name; Karen was explaining to the board that I had Definite Opinions on carpet cleaning and festivals.

The "Loaf of Bread" look:

WonderCat
I decided this would be a good time for the board to understand My Significance because this might be my annual Job Performance Evaluation.

When Karen and the Board looked at me, I sat up to my full Regal Height, then rolled over and stretched my Four Glorious Paws as far as I could, stretching full length in order to best display my lovely golden fur and all my muscles (even the Treat-Digesting one). It was a Great Performance, if I must say so myself. I'm surprised that the Board didn't cancel the meeting and rush to rub my luxurious tummy furs. It is unfortunate that Assistant Boss Karen did not do so well in her job evaluation: she did not photograph my Display of My Wondrous Self. (Believe me, had Assistant Assistant Boss Christine been here, SHE would have snapped my Picture.)

I plan to continue to attend these Board training sessions, so Karen will have the opportunity to photograph me in the future. Maybe My Presence will inspire the Board to learn how best to organize a library for the Benefit of The Cat. (I'm dropping hints about a Catwalk up near the ceilings and bird feeders at every window. Wish me luck!)

Meanwhile, to see a demonstration of my Regal Extension, My Readers may refer to the photo on my September 13, 2009 post.

He who is Anxiously awaiting the Finding Day Extravaganza on October 19,

Boss Tober

10 comments:

JC said...

It was time for you to show up at the board meeting. Just to remind them 'who' runs the place ...

JC said...

It was time for you to show up at the board meeting. Just to remind them 'who' runs the place ...

Victor Tabbycat said...

I's herd bout them bored meetings. I's surprised you didn't fall asleep! Sounds like yur revue was positive, cept fur da lack of pictoral evidance.
Purrs,
Victor

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Tober it sounds like it was an interesting meeting - I would have like to see those pictures you mentioned didn't get taken. And a catwalk and bird feeders sound like a great idea - the feeders would be easy to get started on right away too! You are a great boss!

SeaThreePeeO said...

We all know who's really in charge, those humans would be lost without you.

We're loving the loaf of bread look!

The Island Cats said...

We think it's pretty important that you continue to attend the board meetings...we wanna see you get that catwalk!

pee ess...we call the loaf of bread position the meatloaf position....

Elin said...

Wow Tober, it sounds awesome!

The Kitty Krew said...

Every once in awhile, you have to show up at those meetings to remind them who the real boss is. But not too often, it can be intimidating to them, y'know...all that Awesomeness at one time.

The catwalks sounds like an excellent idea, though, so maybe you should keep going until they get that done.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Sounds like you are keeping those humans on their toes!

Good luck in getting the cat walk and the bird feeders - we're rooting for you!

Have a nice weekend,
Charlemagne and Tamar

vic said...

tober, i invite you to organize my library too.