Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful 2010 filled with blogging, catnips, scritches, dots, cords, tummy rubs, treats, paw massages, and comfortable places to nap!

I have to show you a few things. Here is my Big Christmas Present. This must be what Santa talks about when he says he will bring surprises:

My Feline Training Device.
This toy Feline Training Device has inspired a new game. I only train with it when the camera is far away. Then someone says "Take a picture of Tober 'playing with his toy'" and when I hear footsteps hurrying my way, I pose just like in the picture. I can't ever let my guard down around these people.

I helped un-decorate the Library on the day after Christmas. Let me tell you, I have never worked so hard in all my life! I stayed awake the whole day! Why? Here I am inspecting a Fake Tree that someone disassembled. Whoever was working on it got distracted and wandered off for a bit, so I took the opportunity to sniff it.

Ooooh, this is almost like Outside!
Once the un-decorating was completed, I decided to work on a little paperwork:

Where to begin?  Ah, with a nap.
I have heard that paperwork would be much more fun if I still had front toenails. As it is, I sometimes mark my approval of important documents by putting my teeth in them or dribbling my special cup-water on them. This is how people know that they are Tober-approved.

Last but not least, a picture of me with a Fox.

A Fox with a Fox.
Hello, 2010!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope Everycat and Everyperson is having a wonderful Christmas. I did not get very many paper cards mailed out this year because my Assistant Assistant Boss was too lazy busy to help me, so I made a little card for my bloggie.

I did not write a letter to Santa this year. I already have the best things a cat could wish for--a wonderful home complete with plenty of foods, treats, and Catnip; a full staff of humans to cater to my every whim; my Very Own Blog and my dear blogging Friends.

By next year I may have changed my mind, so I'll keep a pen and paper ready. (I am kidding.)

I plan on enjoying a restful day and unloading my stocking later--there are things in it (finally)!

Wishing you all lots of Starfish Paws,


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmastime at the Library!

Oh my gosh, Cats (and People), it has been a long time since I have posted any news on here! We have been very busy at the Library with Christmas coming and people thinking they need Vacations (apparently no one cares that I abolished those) and other people getting bad germs and sharing them with everyone else.

My Assistant Assistant Boss Linda found an email in her junk mail from Laila and Minchie. Hi Laila and Minchie! I am fine! How DARE our spam filter put your Very Important Email in the junk mail. I will have a talk with it for you.

Here, I will try to catch you up on Christmastime at the Library.

First of all, there are trees EVERYWHERE in here, and they all have interesting things hanging from them, and shining lights, and the fake green stuff is pretty tasty. The Library was a flurry of activity after Thanksgiving when all of the decorations went up.

On December 7 we had a big Christmas Party called A Scenic Christmas at the Library. Jingle John came to the Library and brought a real live Reindeer and other arctic animals! The Reindeer was very small (for a Reindeer, I guess), but I also heard that Jingle John brought a doggie and I was not interested in being in the same room with a doggie. One of my AABs snapped a picture of John and the doggie and the Reindeer for me.

Vicious doggie alert!
Do you see that vicious doggie on the left?

Here is another picture of the Little Reindeer. It is standing in front of my Most Favorite Tree in the Library--do you know why it is my Favorite?

Apples, apples everywhere!
The party was a Very Big Success and around 350 children and adults came to see the program, make Christmas ornaments and magnets, eat cookies, and have pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It was a very fun time, but I am glad I was safely tucked away in a staff office where I could view the activity through the windows.

In addition to the usual Christmas decorations, I am excited to report that my Stocking was hung by the chimney with care:

Fill 'er up, Staff!
I am sad to report that it appears to be EMPTY.

I suppose it would have things in it if I hadn't opened my first Christmas present early:

Oh, yay! Stuff!
I am excited that I have gotten Christmas cards and presents from some very special blogging friends. I have my Christmas card all ready to go, but sometimes it can be hard to get the Staff to help me do things like lick envelopes and apply stamps.

Since I have deprived you of my handsome self for over two weeks, I guess I'd better post another picture. The photographer has been particularly pesky this time of year, especially since now she keeps trying to put me in particular places (in front of trees, on weird chairs, in windowsills) to get a "special" picture. Well, every picture of me is special! Here is one where she finally left me alone. . . and I think it came out pretty well:

Thank you everybody for thinking of me while I was busy managing my sometimes unruly Staff! I will post again soon!

Purrs & headbutts,


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A post that is not about me.

I know that this is my blog, so it should be about me, right?

Well, my Assistant Assistant Boss insisted that I post this little video. She is afraid that a Cat or Cat Lover out in the big wide world might miss out on seeing this cute (her words) kitten acting all cute (her words) and stuff.

Surprised Kitty @ Yahoo! Video

I figure I can give up one blog out of every 80 or so. Was it worth it?



Saturday, November 28, 2009

My V-E-T Visit

I should have known something was going on when I received a mid-day paw massage. The unfolding of my red napping-blankie should have served as fair warning. I thought I was getting carried to an early dinner until AAB Christine took an early right turn and carried me Downstairs.

No one carries me Downstairs. Ever.

AB Karen pulled the car around while AAB Christine Kidnapped me from My Library and rushed down the stairs and toward the Outside.

Let me tell you, I let them hear it on the way to the V-E-T. I knew that was where I was going.

Now, don't get me wrong. . . I will be Forever Grateful to Dr. Jon for telling my toenails to grow back, but other than that we aren't great friends. I remember how he gave me pills when I lost my toenails.

So when we got to the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic I put on one of my maddest faces:

Oh how dare they. . . Not cool.  Demotions a-comin'.  Hrmph.
The vet always sends in a nice Assistant to try to soften me up. I ignored her. I ignored EVERBODY. I surveyed the clinic's parking lot for intruders and tried to mentally go to a Happy Place.

I was weighed, and I am pleased to tell you that you can bring on the treats, people! I am, once again, a Picture of Feline Health. I weigh slightly over ten pounds and am maintaining a healthy weight; I am alert and responsive; I am a very cooperative cat and am a joy to behold.

Everything went downhill from there. Dr. Jon came in to see me and got very personal with the exam. Then he petted me for a while, which was okay. Then he decided to look at my teeth and my eyes and my ears and all of my other handsome parts.

Brace yourselves, Cats. . . this next picture is not pretty.

Stop it!  Stop it!  Stop it!
Then Dr. Jon gave me those awful, horrible shots--which are totally unnecessary, since I am an Inside Only cat and can't possibly catch any of the horrible things that a lot of cats could catch. The last one makes a loud POP and had me clutching the edge of the table really tight. . . luckily they do that at the very last, so I got to go sit in the car and catch my breath after that.

Oh, I forgot to mention the only nice part about my Vet trip. AB Karen did not bring the Stupid Pet Box to the Library, so I got to use my backup carrier, AAB Christine. The people at the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic think that it is very impressive that I travel with a Posse. Yes, that's how I roll. . .

Fe-line fine!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, EveryCat and EveryPerson!

Over the last month or so My Library has been accepting Food in place of fines. That means that people who owed moneys for late books and things could bring in a can of Food and My Staff would subtract a dollar from their total bill. The Food is going to be donated to The Caring Center in Lebanon, Indiana. The Caring Center was established in the 1980s, "and serves thousands of Boone County residents every year, continuing its mission of distributing food and clothing through the compassionate care of scores of donors and volunteers."

Before we give the Food to The Caring Center, though, we have to take a picture. (We almost always have to take a picture.) So I commanded my Assistant Assistant Boss to stack the Food in an attractive, photo-worthy pile. She did Ok.

Here I am inspecting her work:

My Staff have counted the Food, and there are 245 Foods to give to the people who visit The Caring Center. If you look toward the top of the pile, you can see that even a Cat can contribute. . . after all, there are Cats in need, too!

Everyone have safe and happy Thanksgivings!

Gobbles & Purrs!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Smurf smurf smurf.

Hi everybody! Smurf it Check it out!

Local Cats Rally to Help Smurfs Evacuated from Toxic Mold-Infested Homes

Thank you, Sharyn, for letting the world know about the poor homeless Smurfs of Thorntown. We might have to hold a Smurfberry drive to get them through the holidays, but otherwise, things are Looking Up.

Everybody have fabulous weekends!



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

So here is what happened. . .

Last night at the Library we had an accident.

Remember how I was telling you about the joys of leftover Halloween candy? Well, I had gone to the desk to visit the Monster candy dish and fish out something fun to play with.

Here is a picture of me with the Monster dish:

I was having a hard time getting a good piece of candy, though. I was trying to get one out with my teeth, and the Monster's mouth wasn't big enough for me to get in there.

So I pushed a little harder, and. . .

I didn't mean to. I'm a Sorry Cat. They can take it out of my paycheck.

R.I.P. Monster dish. I will miss you.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best. Presents. Ever.

Okay okay okay. I know I just posted but then these exciting One Whole Year Anniversary things started happening!

I got a present from my Staff. It is a Bunny-rabbit made out of a washcloth rolled in catnip and tied with a string and it is the best-smelling thing in the Whole World!

Here I am with the Bunny:

Ooooh.  You smell nice.
I give the Bunny a hard time:

Where are you hiding the Catnip?
The Bunny is no match for my feline Prowess:

Bunny-rabbit, come here.  Please.
And then I got my Very Own Cupcake with Cat-Treat Sprinkles:

Whipped Cream!  I'm missed you!
Got a bit on my nose:

Did I get it?
I guess I really shouldn't eat my dessert first, but since it's my Hire Day. . .

I get special Whiskas food for dinner tonight!
This has been a Wonderful Day!

Hoping my tummy can handle all of this yummy goodness,


Happy November 3 to Me!

As of today I have been living at the Library for One Whole Year. As of tomorrow I will have been blogging for One Whole Year.

This time of year is really getting to be a bit too exciting for me!

Passed out from all the Excitement.
I also need to tell you about Halloween. Apparently my AB Karen thought it was a Good Idea to lock me up on Halloween so I couldn't visit the Downstairs while Library Staff handed out candy and cookies. (After hearing about the terrible awful horrible things lurking about on Halloween, I decided that it was a Good Idea, too.)

Anyway, I have discovered this Wonderful thing called leftover Halloween candy. There is a Monster dish full of leftover Halloween candy on the Adult Circulation Desk. (To see the Monster dish, look at the photos on my last few posts. He's blue with a big mouth!)

Leftover Halloween candy is crinkly and shiny and smells wonderful and absolutely zips across the carpet when I bat it around! It has nice little paper-y and plastic-y places for me to put my teeth, and I am currently training my staff to throw pieces across the library for me to chase.

There is also a seemingly endless supply of this stuff. Unfortunately, my AB and AABs have decided that the leftover Halloween candy should be locked up every night before they leave the building.

Here I am with a cinnamon disk:

I love leftover Halloween candy!
Tootsie Rolls are also lots of fun! And Jolly Ranchers!

One-Whole-Year Cat-in-Residence of the Thorntown Public Library,


Friday, October 30, 2009

Another Mail!

Okay, okay. . . you won't believe this! On Tuesday, after I got my very first Mail, my Assistant Boss Karen was so excited that she left her Mail pile lying on the Genealogy desk. My Assistant Assistant Boss Christine found it a few hours later and (snoopy person that she is) flipped through it again and found. . .


. . . another Mail for me!

This one was a letter from a fellow Cat who lives in Lebanon, Indiana. I will share with you!

Dear Tober,

I am a fan of yours and my person helps read to me from your blog. I think you are very lucky to be in charge of a library and have so many people love you and give you treats.

My name is Chi and I am of the Siamese group and a sassy sealpoint to be exact. I have bright blue eyes and lots of energy and my person and I are very close. I have a big job in taking care of my person as I am the Boss here you see. I get treats several times a day also and my favorite is Temptations.

I will check out your blog again soon and may I say you are a very handsome cat and those gold stripes really pop.

A Feline Fan,


I was Super-excited after I found out I had TWO Mails in one day, but the Staff kept hogging all the computers around here, so I didn't get to update my Blog!

Chi sounds like One Really Special Cat if you ask me. So Chi, if you're reading this, thanks for the letter and give your Person a great big headbutt for helping you read Blogs.

Here is a picture of my one Black whisker. It is a whisker that starts out Black and then changes to white. My AABs say it makes me Unique. You might have to biggify the picture to see it:

I don't mind Extreme Close-Ups because I am Extreme-ly Handsome.
Have Happy and Safe Halloweekends! Be careful Cats and try to stay in your houses if you can!



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I got Mail!

Today I got my Very First Mail! My Assistant Boss Karen was going through the day's mail when she pulled out a little envelope and said "This one is for Tober!"

I have never gotten a Mail before!

The return address said it was from Laila and Minchie!

Here I am inspecting my Mail:

Notice the very cute Toberesque cat sticker!
I want to tell you that my Nosy Library Staff wanted very badly to open my Mail. I had to remind them that it was a Federal Offense (whatever that means) to tamper with my stuff and that they would have been in Big Trouble for opening it.

I did accept a little help with the letter-opener.

And guess what I got!

Me & my Mail!
I got a Halloween card!

I bet I am the first Staff Member to get a Halloween card! Thank you, Laila and Minchie!

Now I will have Assistant Boss Karen order a special inbox just for me--since I'm getting my own Mail now, you know. Maybe also some custom stationery, so I can send elegant replies, too. Oh, and my own writing desk. And I could write with feathers and little jars of ink.

So Excited!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Treat buffet!

Firstly and most importantly, thank you to Everybody who wished me a Happy Finding Day! It was wonderful, and I got lots and lots of treats and tummy rubs and catnip and pettings and special supper and was much admired and adored all day long. Your comments and all the attention made me feel like One Special Cat. Thank you!

Now, coming down from the excitement of Finding Day was kind of difficult. I'm thinking I should have Massive Amounts of treats every day. I tried to get my point across to Assistant Assistant Boss Christine.

Here I am demonstrating my undying love & affection for Whisker Lickin's Crunch Lover Tuna Flavored Tartar Control treats.

I love these treats so so so much.
Here I am pushing the treats toward AAB Christine, who has for some reason (?) decided to sit on the floor:

While you're down there fiddling with the flashy-box, do you think you could open these?
Here I am realizing I may have pushed the treat can a bit too hard:

Do you see what I see? Oh, I see a lid-less treat can, and I am very happy about it!

I must have gotten a teeny-tiny bit overindulged during my Finding Week, because Assistant Assistant Boss Ritchie tried diagnosing me with H1N1 floo when I got sick on the floor. (I do not have pig floo--I am a Picture of Health.) Still, I have tried to hold back a bit when it comes to the treats lately. I will say that my Staff People have been very generous with tummy rubs and cuddles, and I like them almost as much!

On the Low-Treat Diet (and slowly disappearing because of it),


Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Finding Day to Me!

Today is my Big Day! I have had a safe place to stay for One Whole Year!

For my Finding Day I commanded one of my Assistant Assistant Bosses to help create a slideshow in my honor. Below you can see some of the slides. (AAB said the whole thing wouldn't fit on Slide.)

Ooooh, this is going to be such a great day!

Happy to be found,


Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy National Boss's Day!

Oh My Gosh! This is another holiday to celebrate me! Who knew that October and November could be so exciting!

Today is Boss's Day, and since I'm the Boss of the Thorntown Library, I would like to wish a very Happy Boss's Day to myself. I am going to shower myself with naps and rolls in the floor and big stretches today.

Hard at work preparing for a Spectacular Boss's Day!
I would also like to wish Happy Boss's Days to my Assistant Boss and to all of my Assistant Assistant Bosses.

Assistant Boss Karen: Happy Boss's Day! Thank you for keeping the treats well-stocked and for Finding me and for bringing me here to the Library.

Assistant Assistant Boss Barbara: Happy Boss's Day! I am glad you are so good at Bossing the moneys around, because whatever magic you work makes the Staff very cheerful and generous with treats at the end of each month!

Assistant Assistant Boss Becki: You are the best when it comes to meal time! The other Staff people get kind of forgetful about meals! And thanks for keeping a few treats in your pocket.

Assistant Assistant Boss Bonnie: Happy Boss's Day! Thank you for having such a nice flat spot on your desk for me. You also give Very Good Hugs.

Assistant Assistant Boss Britta: Happy Boss's Day! I like that you are very Tall and that when you pick me up I can almost reach that clock thingie.

Assistant Assistant Boss Cathie: Happy Boss's Day! You are a very good Boss because you alone realize that I can do no wrong, and you never wake me from my naps.

Assistant Assistant Boss Chris: Happy Boss's Day! You are very Brave to work downstairs with all of those small children, and I will never forget how you vanquished The Wasp.

Assistant Assistant Boss Christine: Happy Boss's Day! Thank you for all the paw massages, but please do turn off the flashy thing on the camera.

Assistant Assistant Boss Helen: Happy Boss's Day! I think you set a Very Good Example for the other Staff people by scheduling special "Tober Time." Keep up the good work!

Assistant Assistant Boss Laverna: Happy Boss's Day! You are a great Boss because you compliment my handsomeness and think up ways to add me to Youth Department displays!

Assistant Assistant Boss Linda P.: Happy Boss's Day! Thank you for keeping all of the really interesting processing papers and labels on the low shelves of your cart. That makes them easier for me to find when I need something to bite on!

Assistant Assistant Boss Linda W.: Happy Boss's Day! Thank you for replacing the Cords with fresh ones! (Now can you take that black stuff off so I can get my teeth in them?)

Assistant Assistant Boss Myrtle: Happy Boss's Day! You are very good at prettifying the Library (so that I don't overshadow the building with my Extreme Handsomeness).

Assistant Assistant Boss Ritchie: Happy Boss's Day! I'm very sorry about the occasional "gifts" I leave you. I like your pets, even though you're a Guy and Allergic to me.

Assistant Assistant Boss Shirley: You are very good at Bossing the smaller customers in the Library. That is good for me, because they are fast, sneaky, and small, and can crawl under my hidey-places. It is good of you to keep them so entertained!

Assistant Assistant Boss Von: Happy Boss's Day! Thank you for guarding the Computer Lab and the parts of the library on wood floors. Since I don't like walking on that stuff, your job is Very Important and helpful to me.

And to my Most Bossly Library Board Members, Deanna, Stephanie, John, Fern, Donna, Bob, and Ron--Thank you for the time and effort you put forth to help make my Library a wonderful place (and for having the good sense to approve my Supreme Boss-ship)!

Most Esteemed, Petted, and Adored Boss of Thorntown Public Library,


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Library Board Meeting & My Job Performance

On Monday night I decided it was time to fully participate in the Monthly Library Board Meeting as it is obviously A Very Big Deal. Treasurer Barb and My Assistant Boss Karen (who also has the less important position of Director of the Library) spend a lot of time and use a lot of paper to educate the seven library board members. They must be Slow Learners, because this happens every month. . . you would think they would learn soon how the library works! The only Truly Important Thing they have done, from My Perspective, was to approve My Presence as Resident Boss and Library Cat.

As I was saying, I decided to attend the entire meeting instead of just drifting about, as I sometimes do. I was sitting on carpet beside fireplace (the board still prefers to meet in that old Carnegie room, not in public meeting rooms, and it is the room with the wood floor, which is why My Glorious Self was sitting on a rug). I was doing my imitation of a Loaf of Bread (sitting with my four paws tucked under me) and daydreaming about Catnip and tummy rubs when I heard my name; Karen was explaining to the board that I had Definite Opinions on carpet cleaning and festivals.

The "Loaf of Bread" look:

I decided this would be a good time for the board to understand My Significance because this might be my annual Job Performance Evaluation.

When Karen and the Board looked at me, I sat up to my full Regal Height, then rolled over and stretched my Four Glorious Paws as far as I could, stretching full length in order to best display my lovely golden fur and all my muscles (even the Treat-Digesting one). It was a Great Performance, if I must say so myself. I'm surprised that the Board didn't cancel the meeting and rush to rub my luxurious tummy furs. It is unfortunate that Assistant Boss Karen did not do so well in her job evaluation: she did not photograph my Display of My Wondrous Self. (Believe me, had Assistant Assistant Boss Christine been here, SHE would have snapped my Picture.)

I plan to continue to attend these Board training sessions, so Karen will have the opportunity to photograph me in the future. Maybe My Presence will inspire the Board to learn how best to organize a library for the Benefit of The Cat. (I'm dropping hints about a Catwalk up near the ceilings and bird feeders at every window. Wish me luck!)

Meanwhile, to see a demonstration of my Regal Extension, My Readers may refer to the photo on my September 13, 2009 post.

He who is Anxiously awaiting the Finding Day Extravaganza on October 19,

Boss Tober

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Carpet Cleaning = Bad News

I have been mulling over what to say about the cleaning of all library carpets.

This questionable (to My Mind) activity took place on the only Saturday the library is closed that is not a holiday: Sept. 27, the day of my Thorntown’s Festival of the Turning Leaves. I prefer carpet and do NOT like wood floors, even the “soft yellow pine” that was put into my library in 1914. I cannot see that it is soft at all. My Assistant Boss and Assistant Assistant Bosses seem to like it, however, and praise its "character" (how does a floor have character?) and the cut marks in it that show where the 1914 circulation desk stood. They found it when they tore out the carpet during the 2004 renovation. This was Before My Time at the library, so it really doesn't count. (In fact, it was before I was born, if My Readers can even grasp such an extreme concept!) Remember that I have no front toenails and no way to get a grip on wood floors. Tile is only a little better, but it IS better.

Back to that Awful weekend. My Assistant Boss Karen placed my privy and my food and water across the “soft” wood floor and by the fireplace. My staff then proceeded to move all loose furniture except wood tables and stacked it around my new space. They did this with a maximum of grumbling and groaning and made quite a racket. They do this to save money, as it lets the carpet cleaning crew come in the door and go right to work without having to first move furniture. I'm all for saving moneys, because that means more Treats for Me, but they should really warn a cat first.

I can tell you THIS: I am not impressed with the carpet cleaning process. I am NOT impressed with their cleaning of 18 chairs, especially my favorite chairs. I am NOT pleased that the carpet cleaning leader told my Assistant Boss Karen that he found cat hair on a few chairs she had not marked for cleaning and he felt MY Beautiful Hair should be removed from those as well. They cleaned all of my chairs and made them smell weird.

The cleaners were on both floors at once, they made noises, and THEN they left damp carpet, not the place I wish to put my Lovely Paws! To make matters worse, no one spent the day with me as they usually do on Saturdays. Instead of giving tummy rubs and treats to my Glorious Self, they built two floats for the Saturday parade, they ran a book sale on the TILE floors (ugh) in the meeting rooms, they held a gourd exhibition at the Sugar Creek Art Center, they gave tours through the Thorntown Heritage Museum, and my Karen cut 75-90 (she lost count) gourd bird houses and gave them away on the museum lawn.

Here I am telling the little green Festival of the Turning Leaves jar that I do not approve of what it does to my weekend:

I had a Bad Weekend thanks to you!
I can only see One Good Thing about Festival Saturday: the children’s play area was right outside My Big Round Window. I watched some pretty scary stuff: bungee cord jumping, space jumping, swoopy rides that made me NOT want any kitty treats right then. Karen even fed me my Sunday supper on the copier table so that I could eat and watch Festival being boxed up, an activity that I found a little unusual. My staff store books in boxes and then huff and puff as they stack them in storage. The children’s games outside My Window were also put into very large boxes, but those boxes had wheels and just rolled away. I wonder there they go and when they will be back.

I guess I shall believe Assistant Boss Karen, who assures me that they will be back next fall and that on that Saturday I shall again be Called Upon To Supervise Carpet Cleaning.

Oh, Joy.

The Things I Do for my library,


PS--I have been working overtime trying to get the "clean" stink out of this building.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Here is a picture of me being Ignored:

I do not like it when my Assistant Boss leaves my office for long periods of time and wanders around the building. She can be very difficult to find. I finally hunted her down and was waiting patiently for her to attend to me, but apparently she thought that what she was working on was more Important (it wasn't). I am Not A Fan of hardwood floors, either, so it was a very big thing for me to wait for her over there. (I eventually got treats and My Assistant Boss back in her place.)

I should clarify for my feline friends what my Finding Day is. My Finding Day is probably the same as your Gotcha Day. I use "Finding" because my Assistant Boss Karen found me that day. I think the word Finding is very Important, especially since I was lost until AB Karen (you guessed it!) found me.

(Karen also took me to live with woofies that day, but maybe I can get her to tell the story on October 19.)

So if, when the fantabulous 19th of October arrives, you would like to wish me a Happy Gotcha Day, you go right ahead!

I also have a Hire Date to celebrate in November. That is the day that I was Hired to work at the Thorntown Public Library. I have since taken command of the place, but I was just a lowly security watchcat/PR kitty when I was hired on November 3, 2009. I quickly worked my way to the top, and that's where I intend to stay.

Here is a picture of me supervising the Library from my desk:

Hey!  Keep it down out there!  This is a LIBRARY!
Have happy weekends!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

October is Here!

My month is here! Hooray! October is my Finding Month, and I think that the Library Staff should bring gifts to me every day this month to celebrate Assistant Boss Karen's luck in finding me (and wisdom in rescuing me)! What do you think?

It is not starting out well. I had to try way too hard to get treats this morning.

Here I am asking very politely for a treat (or 5 or 6):

May I have a treat please?
Here I am pointing out the location of the treats to my Assistant Assistant Boss in case she forgot where she put them:

Helloooo!  You're not important.  No one emails you.  Now see these treats here?
Here I am helping to pick up the treat can in order to hurry things along:

It's only gonna be October for 31 days, Lady!
Here I have given up All Hope of getting any treats during the whole month of October. *sniff*

Before you worry about me too much or think that I have been neglected, I will tell you I did manage to get some treats out of a few of the Better-Trained Staff Ladies here. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make the beginning of my month very Special.

Happy October!


Monday, September 21, 2009

A Bath.

Do. . .

I have a nice pink tongue.

you. . .

I'm making my furs all silky-smooth.


I've had just about enough of the paparazzi for one bath.
It is VERY unprofessional to photograph someone while bathing.

I guess it's the price I pay for fame. Enjoy my handsomeness.

Squeaky clean,


Sunday, September 13, 2009


On Thursday, during a super-secret Staff Meeting to which I was NOT invited, I was called Fat.

Flexing my digesting muscle.
I am not fat. The above photo displays my well-developed Treat-digesting muscle.

Thank you, Assistant Boss Karen, for reporting this to me. You will be rewarded for your Loyalty with extra-loud purrs and an extra layer of furs on your computer monitor.

A well-oiled machine,


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Treats! and tiny Produce!

Last week a large Army of tiny tomatoes entered my library. They gathered downstairs, where they were attacked and devoured by my devoted staff. HA! I showed 'em who's boss.

They looked kind of like these guys, without the green stuff:

Evil tiny Produce.
I will have to talk to certain Assistant Assistant Bosses (you know who you are) about bringing these dangerous things into my library. It's becoming an epidemic.

Here I am, on the lookout for more contraband Produce:

Come out, come out, wherever you are!
On a separate and much more Important note--I have discovered where every can of Treats is located! If you look very closely at the photo below, you can see that a can of treats is hidden under the pad of paper. My Staff people try very hard to hide the fact that they Bribe me for special attention (like purrs and headbutts and belly exposure), but I know the Treats are there.

Ah HA!
I would like to take a minute to thank all of my new friends who have been visiting my Blog. It makes me purr whenever a Cat stops by to say HI! I will try to get caught up with all of my furriends soon!