Thursday, April 21, 2011

Don't Get Any Ideas

Before I begin, let me make something absolutely clear. I am a non-circulating Cat. I am for In-house use only.

Why do I feel the need to mention this? One of my Assistant Assistant Bosses came across a travesty earlier this week.

Apparently the Yale Law Library recently had a pilot program during which they circulated Monty, the library dog, to stressed-out law school students.

Here's Monty:

What they don't tell you is that Monty had thick, luxurious furs before they circulated him. He was probably snow white. He also smiled more.

Seriously, Yale students could "borrow" Monty for 30 minutes at a time, during which they could pet him, play with him, or just hang out in the same room with him.

Everyone is welcome to come in my Library and pet me, give me treats, rub my tummy, give me treats, bask in my handsomeness, and most importantly, give me treats. . . but I am For Reference Only Not To Be Taken From This Building.

Hoping no one gets the Bright Idea to barcode me,

Tober, Non-Circulating Boss of TPL


JC said...

That is a great idea. The cute dog being available for study breaks. You on the other paw, just knowing that I could pet you if I ever get out your way, that's just too Purrfect.

ellie said...

We would love to come and meet u Tober. One day we will fly over to the US and see u! Hopefully they won't barcode you as u r needed to keep watch in the library and make sure things don't go haywire.

Sparkle said...

My human already tried searching for you on the online catalog, and couldn't find you. Not that that would do much good - we live in Los Angeles, and it would have been awfully far to travel, if you had been available for check out.

Katnip Lounge said...

Tober, we're afraid your stripes are already a barcode!

Oskar said...

I hope that none of your stripes resemble a barcode!

Nubbin wiggles,

PS, that doggie doesn't look very happy!

zoolatry said...

Hi Tober... we haven't been by in such a long time and we didn't even know you were still blogging; thought maybe you were too busy "in the stacks"... this is quite coincidental: but we have one of our "old" pictures of you running on our blog on Saturday, so stop by if you can!
Good to see you again.

Ikaika said...

Humans rely on us for their mental health! But I would definitely draw the line at borrowing and bar codes, Tober.

The Island Cats said...

Dogs don't care if they are loaned out, but us way!!

Cat Mandu said...

You lead a very exciting life!
I'd love to meet all those library visitors!

Junior and Orion said...

Well, as long as Monty is treated well while he is "checked out" we have no problems with this.

Katnip Lounge beat us to already are bar coded. ;)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I haves some barcoding! I think you and I were borned that way!

That dog is cute!