Saturday, March 13, 2021

Defeating the Mouse

 It's taken me a few months to finally get around to writing this blog post (So much for my New Years resolutions).  But I have good reasons.  All this time I have been carefully and stealthily stalking the mouse.  This may lead you think we have a mice problem, but that would in fact be false.  (Trust me, if there was a rodent problem in the library there would be much more shrieking from certain staff members who I will not be naming).  Besides, if there were a mouse in the library, I would most definitely catch it and eat it.    

But fortunately for certain staff members, we are overrun with mice of a different kind.  The Computer Mouse.  While common field mice can certainly be wily, computer mice are a different kind of crafty.  If you want to catch a computer mouse, you have to wait until it's not being guarded by the humans.  

But if you wait too long after the humans have left, the mice don't do anything, which is well, rather boring.  It's like they know you're watching them.  So you have to wait for just the right moment between when a person is using the computer mouse, and that person is entirely distracted, to spring upon the mouse.  Or in my case sit.  Not only did the mouse not expect it, it was so shocked it could only sit there.  Which as I said, is boring, so I didn't stick around too long.  

The conquered mouse.  

I came, I saw, I conquered the computer mouse.

But what the mouse (hopefully) doesn't know is I'm still devising a plan to catch it in action. 
Scheming,
Chance

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Vegetables and Late Night Escapades

As you may already know, I'm fond of eating treats.  They're just so perfectly crunchy with the right amount of salty flavor.  But unfortunately I also know that treats aren't always the best for my health or my, ahem, waistline.  So Karen brings me vegetables every so often to help me even out.  "Vegetables" consists of a handful of dandelion leaves, when the weather is right for picking them.  

Eating my veggies! 

The thing is, I'm not quite as fond of vegetables as I am of treats.  So I always end up leaving a few leaves behind.  This results in Newbie Lillian chastising me about how I shouldn't leave my leftover vegetables on the floor or the counter.  

The leftovers. 


A few weeks ago, when the Christmas hubbub was going on I snuck back into the forbidden meeting rooms when no one was looking.  While enjoying the night accidently locked in there, I found another "vegetable" that no one will ever let me try and is always kept locked away; the poinsettia.  

Now I know what you're thinking.  "Chance!  Don't you know that poinsettias are poisonous to cats?"  Well, yes and no.  It's a lot easier to remember when there isn't a juicy looking plant staring right at you.  Plus, with it being January and plants not growing outside, I haven't had a green dandelion in weeks.  All I could think about when I saw that green poinsettia plant was how tasty the green vegetables from outside are (mostly anyways).  Luckily, I didn't eat the toxic part of the plant, and it turns out poinsettias don't taste that good.   

Eventually, after spending hours locked in there with no place in sight to use the restroom, someone let me out in the morning.  Everyone seemed pretty confused about how I ended up back there.  I may or may not have pretended that I had no idea how I got stuck back there either and requested treats to help deal with the "stress" of my late night adventure.  I made sure to get in an extra long nap that afternoon as well.  

Looking for the next adventure,

Chance


Saturday, January 16, 2021

New Year's Resolutions 2021

 1.  Get out of the office more to see people.  

2.  Find the biggest sun puddle yet.

3.  Spend more time watching the jumping and flying things.  

4. Take at least one lap around the building a day.  

5.  Continue going downstairs everyday at 3:00pm (unless I'm napping)  

6.  Post a blog post every other week? 

7. Learn a new trick    Teach Barb L. a new trick



Happy New Year!

Chance

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Grinchmas!

 Someone unusually grumpy has taken over Christmas at the library this year (No, it's not me).  This someone just happens to be green and wears his shoes too tight (See?  I told you it wasn't me).  If you need a hint, check out who's hanging upside down behind me. 

Don't look now....


....but the Grinch is behind you.  

The Grinch!  He's been sneaking around the library "ruining" Christmas!  Rumor has it he even scared Santa away from the library this year.  Or, well, that's what I thought he was here to do.  That is until I found some suspicious bags of goodies in the Youth department.  They were all neatly packaged with Grinch gifts and human treats, and on the outside they were labeled by the Grinch.   

But do you know what?  The Grinch left treats and gifts for all the girls and boys at the library, but he completely forgot about me.  I don't want to sound ungrateful, but he didn't leave a single thing for me.  At least he didn't take any treats from my special treat drawer.  He probably knew that Barb would catch him and make him ring the bell.  


Holding out for the real Santa,
Chance

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Sunshine Puddles

 Some people like to take a warm bath to relax after a stressful day.  Me?  I like sun bathing.  


Honestly, is there anything better than stretching out in a warm puddle of sunshine goodness and just melting your problems away? 



I don't think so.  




Humans can keep their wet "relaxing" bath time.  I think I'll stick to something drier.   


Searching for a bright spot,
Chance