Thursday, November 4, 2010

One Happy Cat

The last time I posted, I was pretty heartbroken about the loss of Little Pepper. While I was pepperless, I tried to make do with items that we have at hand. Here is the text of a Top-Secret Library Business Email (I'm sharing it because we are all such good friends):
Hi everyone,

This morning as I was putting away some Toddler books I noticed a small pine cone in the drawer of books that is on the floor. What? Did a child bring a pine cone in and lose it in the books? Oh well. Myrtle and I threw it away. I also noticed that Tober has decided he doesn’t like the leaves in one of the windows in the J room – he had knocked them completely to the floor! This afternoon I decided the leaves should be put back and in so doing noticed that there are also pine cones within the leaves. Aha! Tober has apparently been playing with the pine cone from the leaves and lost it in the Toddler books! If Tober would like his pine cone to play with it is now on my desk. Myrtle rescued it from the trash.


A pine cone is obviously no replacement for a small green pepper, but it did make a nice crunchy sound. . . Apparently my heartbrokenness upset some of my fans, because on Monday I had two visitors who came bringing a green pepper because they felt sad that mine was thrown Away. Karen Dalman and her friend Brenda came from the land of West Lafayette to meet me and to present me with a fresh small green pepper!!!!

Because of their niceness I allowed them several pets of my Mancatly self. They determined that I am a very Fine Manager and Boss, and they were able to see my 4' X 4' wood quilt (even though it has Tubby Tober on it).

They pronounced me a Very Fine Cat indeed (proving that they have Smarts), declared my quilt square and my Library Fine (more Smarts), and then visited the museum, which they also thought Fine (even more Smarts).

Here is an Action Shot of me with my New pepper, which I Love Love Love:

It makes a satisfying *thump* when it hits the floor (but it's not shriveled enough to fit in the paper tray thingie yet).

Then, because I am such a special Boss, I was presented with (!) a second small green pepper from AAB Becki!!!!!! AND AB Karen brought me a small winesap apple with a nice stem for flinging!

Now she (AB Karen) complains that staff desks are starting to look like Produce stands, but I ignore her because I am Boss and she is Not. I am One Happy Cat to have such thoughtful blog Readers!!!

Here I am posing for a Pepper Picture:

Now I have a desk-full of things to fling and slap! How great is that?

Many thankses and headbutts to my pepper-bringers!




Katnip Lounge said...

Tober! That's Terrific! We're happy you no longer need to resort to flinging inferior pinecones.

Sparkle said...

See Tober, you know that vegetables are actually cat toys... and misguided humans think they are food!! Well, I'm glad that at least some of your minions have caught on.

Oskar said...

Tober I am very relieved that your pepper has been replaced. With the addition of an apple and a pine cone this should keep you very busy.

Nubbin wiggles,

Laila and Minchie said...

Maybe we should start calling you Dr. Pepper? MOL!

OKcats said...

Dang, Tober, you have it made! So many people to cater to your needs and desires - and when your staff fails you, your fans step in! I'll tell ya, we house cats don't get near as much loot as you do in your library! Keep up the good work!!

Your new friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

The Whiskeratti said...

Wow! You are one lucky kitteh to have so many devoted blog readers, Tober.

The Paw Relations said...

Wow! what such clever and thoughtful readers you have Tober!

brandi said...

OOh, happy for you getting new peppers to thap around!

Cat Mandu said...

I need to tell you something, Tober.....those are miniature peppers. You need to ask for the really big ones next time.