Monday, February 20, 2012

Goodbye, Winter.

It has been a weird, weird winter in the Land of Indiana, my friends. We have had rain and snow and ice and sunshine and wind and fog and even thunderboomers!

Well, Weird Winter Weather, the folks at Thorntown Public Library have had enough. We banish you.

My Library Staff amd customers and lunch friends have again celebrated Hoodie Hoo Day. For those of you who are new to my blog, Hoodie Hoo Day is a strange human custom. On February 20, at noon sharp, humans bravely venture outdoors and flap their arms and shout "Hoodie Hoo!" Then, exhausted, they hurry back inside for pink lemonade and cake and ice cream.

Isn't this an intimidating-looking bunch?

If you haven't tried Hoodie Hoo Day in your town, I highly recommend it. Usually Hoodie Hoo Day takes a little while to have an effect. Well, this year after Hoodie-Hooing, I looked up the weather forecast for Thorntown. Check this out:

We did it. We struck fear into the heart of Winter! (I don't know what that Friday nonsense is about. I think we should skip it.)

Now, I'm sure you noticed that I am Missing from the Hoodie Hoo Day Picture. This is because I am an Inside Only, Not to Be Removed from This Library type of Library Cat. After all, if the rest of my staff and customers are outside banishing Winter, who will answer the phones?

Now, I'm going to do something I've never, ever done before. I had AAB Photographer switch her camera to video mode during the Hoodie-Hooing. The act of Hoodie-Hooing has never been caught on film before--at least not in Thorntown.

Brace yourselves. We just saw what this menacing group of Library folks did to Winter. You may want to cover your eyes with your hands--or paws--or have someone sit with you while you watch this video:

You should bookmark this video in case your town doesn't celebrate Hoodie Hoo Day. This way you can play it promptly at noon on February 20, 2013 and maybe my Thorntown gang can help you get rid of your Winter(s) next year!

Just another service offered by Thorntown Public Library,

Hoodie Hoo!



Team Tabby said...

We're glad to hear, Tober, that you were manning the phones while the hoomans were out banishing winter! Hope it worked! We can see you in your chair, you look very 'official'!

Meanwhile, hope you gots to have some of the yummy ice cream!


Princess Jasmine said...

Wow, we have never heard of Hoodie Hoo Day but it sure sounds like a good thing to do. Here in the UK Hoodie's are what the hoomans call the youth of today that wear tracksuit tops with hoods up! Perhaps we should get them to join in with Hoodie Hoo Day :)xxxx

ellie said...

Great Hoodie Hoo Day! Looks like a good reason for a party. Hope that weather behaves and listens to the Hoodie Hoos :)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

You look very handsome in that chair! I am sure you are a good phone answerer!

Hoodie-Hooing sounds very scary! But if it works I guess that it is alright!

Us4 Cats said...


teheheheeeee, this is why we cats are superior. see, you stayed warm and cozy inside, and those beans all went dancing in da cold!?


Sparkle said...

I never heard of such a thing! But then, I live in southern California, which sort of skips over winter anyhow.

The Island Cats said...

Hoodie Hoo!! Now where's our lemonade and cake and ice cream???

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We think the humans here should try that Hoodie Hoo thing. We have had a weird winter here as well, but we are ready for what we have had to be gone. Maybe Meowm can play this real loud at home tonite and it will help.

Good job staying inside and answering the phones!

Oskar said...

Wow, we've never heard of Hoodie Hoo day here in our part of Michigan, but we've had the weird winter too.

Nubbin wiggles,