Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Party & Stuff

Here I am!

Again, the AAB Blog Helper is claiming "busyness"--which we all know is actually "busy taking care of leftover Christmas Party Cookies"--a job at which she excels.

Once again, I was safely snugged up in my office while the Library was invaded by 250+ people. Children got to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the magical Marc Lehmann performed for folks waiting in line or having snacks. Very unique snowflake crafts were made, and downstairs Jingle John from Silly Safaris did animal shows at 6:30 and 7:30.

Wow. Those animals left behind a stink in my meeting rooms.

Here is a picture of the Big-Eared Ratdog:

Oh. Wait.

It's "official" name is a fennec fox. (I like Big-Eared Ratdog better--more descriptive.) Anyhoo, it is very small and cute and AAB Blog Helper touched it and said it could use a bath. But that was AFTER all the AAWWWWWing and squeeing that went on.

Jingle John also brought a bullfrog. I wouldn't want to meet this guy in a dark alley, would you?

Whatever you do, don't biggify. That only makes it scarier! I'm proud that my Christmas Partiers were brave enough to face that fearsome beastie.

Oh, and we also had Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. I thought they'd be good for snack, but it was determined that we should treat them as honored Guests (not for chasing or eating):

Of course, the reindeer was the Big Hit of the night. Her name was Fruitcake, and she very obligingly pooped during BOTH Silly Safaris shows, much to the delight of her fans.

Here she is. . .

. . . WAIT A MINUTE! What is Fruitcake doing off the Tarp? She is supposed to be ON the Tarp!

Whew. Luckily for AAB Ritchie, Fruitcake pooped on the Tarp like a good Guest.

The Christmas Party was deemed a Big Success! (If anyone needs any candy canes, we have them ALL.)

In other news, feet and legs were found sticking out of our ceiling this morning:

In addition to all of the holiday goings-on, I have been very busy Continuing my education. This is very important if you're going to be in the Library business. I have encouraged AB Karen to participate with me. (AAB Barb is participating, too, but Photographer only got her paw in the shot.)

Notice how I am watching the screen very attentively while Karen doodles smiley-faces on her paper. (She said she was taking notes. Huh.)

Okay, back to snoopervising the Christmas goodies. . .




Morgan the Library Bunny said...

Looks like your party was a big hit!

And I understand about the humans and their Christmas cookies. I think Ms. Alyssa thinks that snarfing them down is part of her job. Alas, I do not see it in her job description.

ellie said...

Hi Tober. What a fantastic christmas party you all had! Just love the fennec fox or rat dog as you call it! Our mom is not so keen on the cockroaches although we kitties would probably find a game to play with them!:)

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

We are not thrilled with the cockroaches. They are on the wanted dead better than alive list in our building.
However, the reindeer looks interesting....

Jo's World said...

Hi Tober!

Fascinating party you had. That bullfrog is my winner of Supremely Ugly Creature award. The little fox was cute enough, but roaches! yuk! Just eating cookies makes a good party without all the fearsome critters! My Mom is busy making Christmas things that she should have been making MONTHS ago but saved up for the last three weeks before Christmas, so she has no time at all for ME or Stella. I will be glad when Christmas comes!

Your girl, Ali Zophia or Ziva Zophia (which do you prefer? I'm loving the Ziva name!) Merry Christmas, Tober and Happy New Year!

JC said...

Like usual, you are super busy. I hope you continue to have a Purrfect Holiday Season !!!

JC & The Purr Gang

Luxington said...

Looks like a great party!!! My mom is drooling over that silly rat dog.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I'm glad that froggie didn't eat you, he looks like he might have tried!! What good adventures you have, now we wanna open up a library!

Sparkle said...

It's too bad you were on lockdown while the Silly Safari shows were going on, Tober. You could have told the big-eared ratdog who was boss, whapped the hiss out of those cockroaches and taught the reindeer the benefits of covering up its poop. I don't know what you could have done with that bullfrog.

Katnip Lounge said...

Somehow, even a belly-up cockroach is NOT appealing! Except maybe to eat.
Tober, we think that it's a Good Thing that none of the Guests wanted to use YOUR facilities.

Unknown said...

That must have been some party. Even though the strange critters left some bad smells, at least you must have your kingdom back. I hope so!

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Boy, Tober, you guys sure do know how to throw a Christmas party down there in the Hoosier State!

Thank you for your Christmas card and the library newsletter! We read it from cover to cover. Great job!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Looks like you've had a bit of excitement and you're probably ready for a vacation.

We wish you and your Assistant Staff a Merry Christmas.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Holy smokes Tober! you were invaded by critters! Now, Meowm is kind of partial to those big eared critters, we don't understand why, but she is. We bet those roaches would have been fun to at least chase around!

Great job on your continuing education. We are very impressed that you are so attentive to the information on the screen, no doodling for you!

We hope you get lots of goodies for Christmas!!!!! Do you get to go home with any of your assistants for the big day?

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Oh, p.s. We gaved you an award. Come see!

Mr Puddy said...

Interesting Post, Tober !!!
You know what, I got those creepy insect in my Ipuddy : ) Fun to catch !!!

And Hoo Hoo Hoo ! I won't be around till next 3 weeks, But I would love to say...Merry Merry Christmas !!
I wish you all have a very best time : )

Puddy and Mom Boom

Cat Mandu said...

Tober, I just wanted to wish you a very happy Christmas! Do you have to stay in the Library all weekend?
P.S. Those are very strange looking animals.