Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Helen at the Well is a Big Hit with local Residents!

Firstly, let me say that this Inventory thing is still going on, and the beeping makes me very annoyed. However, the staff seems to be losing steam, and their beeps per day are down considerably from the first week. Still, treats are really hard to come by, and I sometimes have to resort to making a ruckus:

What?  All this is important?
I first made a ruckus and then sat and stared by AB Karen's VIP (Very Important Planner) so that I would be guaranteed a treat and an apology. (This technique worked.)

This next one was a little trickier. AAB Christine kept moving my treat can around and I tried to s-t-r-e-t-c-h to get my point across:

I. . . can't. . . reach. . .
(This technique did not work because AAB Christine can be One Big Meanie. She insists I need "exercise.")

So I climbed down to the can. . .

Come here, Treats!
. . . and eventually got my way. (It did take a bit of thumping about and finally flinging the treat can from the cart. . .)

Secondly (and lastly): Libraries are great resources for the community, right? We have books and DVDs and CDs and magazines and newspapers and things. We also have computers and the Internets and meeting room spaces. We have programs for small people and medium-sized people and grown-ups. We have friendly and helpful workers who will help people find out what they need or want to know. But Thorntown Public Library goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty by offering one more resource for the Animal Community:

Not a Tober.
A gigantic water dish! (Our water dish is so classy, it has a name--"Helen at the Well.")

Snoopervisor and Protector of the Helen at the Well,


PS - No that is not me out there.

PS again - My staff reports that they are almost done with beeping Inventory and I am very proud of them for all of their hard work and the books and DVDs and things will be much nicer and easier to find because of their dedicated beeping. Thank you!


Amy & the house of cats said...

Tober we are glad that you aren't going to have to put up with the beeping for too much longer! And that is a great water dish that they have - it is very fancy and we are sure that all the animals apprecaite being able to get a nice drink from it!

Oh, and we love your treat getting technique - you are so cute but the one of you reaching for the treats is super cute!

JC said...

You look so cute on your book shelf ^,,^

Katnip Lounge said...

Hello Tober!
You do a great job snoopervising your Staff at the Library. I admire you ruckusing ability! Well done.

xx Felix

Hannah and Lucy said...

All the library users should thank you for keeping your assistants on their toes and getting the inventory done in double quick time. Rattle your treat dish when they come in and mew silently with pleading eyes. If that doesn't work head butt them.

The Island Cats said...

Wow! That is one big water dish!! And we're glad to hear that the inventory stuff is almost done!

Cats in Trees said...

Wow, if that is the water dish, we would love to visit the food dish that comes with it.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Did they inventory you, Tober, so people can find you right away? Say, is there a "Helen at the Food Bin" that goes with that giant water dish?

Tuck said...

That water dish looks like a dream come true!!!

A few Good Cats said...

With all that going on, it's a wonder you get enough naps!

caspersmom said...

Hi Tober, glad to meet you. I saw The Island Cats comment on the Catster about library cats and they had your site on their comment so thought I would check you out. Boy what a great job you have. Mom is a volunteer at our town library and she put a bug in the ear of a lady there to get a library cat after reading Dewey but I don't think it worked. Sure do love your water dish at least you don't have to yell at someone to fill it.


Laila and Angel Minchie said...

We would love a miniature of Helen at the Well inside our house! Tober, they sure can't hide the treat jar from you! We wish we lived closer to you so we could come visit!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We likes that picture of the gigantic water dish! I am glad that you aren't out there nears those scary cars!

Unknown said...

Tober, I must say you live a very charmed life.
P.S. That's as it should be.
Your friend,