Friday, June 1, 2012

Still waiting, plus other things.

Not to badger poor Assistant Boss Mommy Karen, 'cause she IS an awfully good Assistant, and generous with treats and tummy rubs, too. . .

To be fair, she did sit down MOST of the day today. 

We have had a super-busy week here, because the children are now out of school, and their parents are bringing them here, to my Library, to load up on books and magazines and movies for the beginning of summer!  Hooray!

I am plum tuckered out from Thursday afternoon, though.  I got petted by about 10 children all within 30 minutes--that's a lot of petting and face smooshing, along with the occasional poke!  And just so you know, little feet don't got "pitter-patter."  They go "galumph-galumph-galumph," especially when the owners are right behind you yelling "KITTY!!!!!"  I got lots of extra treats for yesterday.

My Librarians have been busy busy getting ready for Summer Reading Time!  We have all sorts of things going on the next few months, like a button bracelet craft, and a special program about eating healthy (I hope this doesn't bring about a treat-diet), and a program about hot rods!  Some llamas and mini horses will be visiting the library, too!  (I wonder why llamas get two Ls instead of one?)  Oh, and lots and lots of reading will be done, because young readers can bring in their reading logs each week and receive a ticket--and the ticket will be entered in the bike drawing!  These are two of the bikes that are up for grabs:

The bikes are provided by Bikes 4 Kids, which is a super nonprofit program in central Indiana.  They take gently used donated bikes and make them look like new, and distribute them to bikeless children.  You can learn more about them on their website

We had a near-catastrophe this week when AAB Christine ran out of her after-lunchtime gum.  Now, I really don't care whether she has gum--what I care about are the gum wrappers.  AAB buys Orbit Sweet Mint Gum, and that stuff has really nice smelling, nice-tasting, crunchy paper wrappers.  Every week we have Gum Wrapper Monday.

Luckily I have a few stashed away for Emergencies, because this is what my Gum Wrapper source looked like earlier this week:

Lastly but not leastly:  Today my AB Karen got an important email from a nice lady named Janet.  The email said "Tober's fame is spreading.  Check it out (no pun intended)" and had a link to the mental_floss blog post 9 Delightful Library Cats.  My friends Cauli le Chat and Browser are listed, too!  Famouser and famouser, I tell ya. 

I think Famous Cats can make like llamas and add extra letters to their names,



PS  Happy Birthday AB Karen!  You're the best (even with all the waiting)!


Laila and Angel Minchie said...

And the most famous of all is at the top of that blog! Way to go, Tober!

Happy Birthday AB Karen!

Sparkle said...

Wow, you have been busy and productive, Tober! Concatulations on the Mental Floss story - you did not mention that you were the lead-in cat!

Jo's World said...

Hi dear Tober,

I read the stories of the 9 cats, and did you notice that a majority of the 9 cats were orange! That must be the most popular color for library cats. You looked very handsome and manly in your photo, Tober.
Our library doesn't have a cat, but it would be fun if they did.

Purrs and headbutts,

ZZiva ZZophia (aka ZZZkhat)

Oskar said...

It sounds like you've been very good to put up with all the extra poking Ttober!

Nubbin wiggles,

ellie said...

What exciting happenings in your library! You must be a very patient kitty with lots of your young fans about who aren't so light on their feet and maybe not so delicate with cuddles! Your special guests, llama and small horses will be entertaining. Great to see you featured in the 9 Delightful library cats post :)

ellie said...

Opps, forgot to say Happy Birthday Karen. Hope you got lots of gifts other than chewed gum wrappers! :)

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You do have a lovely busy summer planned!
YOU have a wonderful library, and lots of things for dear little childrens to do (and not run after you too much).

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Meowm sends **scritch, scritch, smooch, smooch**.

Yep, famous cats should add extra letters!!!!!

We hope you don't have to go on a d-i-e-t either!

John Bellen said...

You're right, Tober, little feet make as much noise, if not more, than big feet. And their owners squeal, too, so unfortunately my cats don't care for them, which is too bad. I try to tell them that 'little feet' are mostly harmless; they just take getting used to.

123westernboone said...

"Llama" has 2 Ls because it is a kind of animal in the calelid family called a lama--that's the genus. alpacas are also lamas(1 L), so llamas and alpacas are both a kind of lama (and they have wild relatives who live in the Andes Mountains), not to be confused with the lama that means a buddist leader.