Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Great Wide Open

First of all, let me apologize to you, devoted reader, for making you go over a week without news about my interesting life! Hopefully everyone had a happy happy Christmas. I did not get my hamster-in-a-ball or toenails. I've heard that this Mr. Santa Claus can be a bit unreliable at times. I'll have a talk with him when he visits next year. I have been spoiled and cuddled a lot in the last few days, so I guess I can let the lack of a personal assistant slide, too.

I am now the Thorntown Public Library Night Security Watchcat. This is a very favorite job for me, because it means that my door is left open every night. I am free to roam the building, inspect the facilities, and test the wonderful variety of seats (most cushioned!) that the Library has to offer. I have also discovered that my job has many, many more windows than I first suspected!

Originally, the plan included a daytime shift. There's only one problem with that. During the day, there are people all over this place! It's a bit overwhelming! I was doing good, moving from office to office when the library customers got a little too close for comfort, but my coworkers worry about my safety, especially when I try to go Downstairs.

Downstairs is fascinating and scary, all at the same time. The little folks are down there, as well as the Youth Department Staff. Everyone is friendly, but it's a little too much for me to handle. There are four doors Downstairs that lead to the Outside, and if I accidentally run out of one of them, I might not be able to get back in. Still, I am constantly tempted to visit Downstairs, and so my office door is shut a lot during the day.

My job as Night Security Watchcat keeps me very busy in the evenings. I have discovered that I now need to spend much of my day resting up for the following evening. My Assistant Bosses don't understand the difficulties of my evening duties, and have accused me of being a lazy snoozer.

Here I am refreshing myself with a nap, and kindly warming a coworker's seat at the same time.

Next week I will tell you about my Staff Display in the Adult Department. It is all about me. Isn't it always?

'Til next time!


1 comment:

friendofcharly said...

Tober, I love reading about you. I hope you get to get out to visit patrons this year... Happy New Year!