Friday, July 27, 2012

Footie Friday

AAB Linda has a nice red blankie on her desk. It's a nice comfortable place from which to snoopervise when all of the chairs in my office are occupied.  It's also very close to AAB Linda's Treat Drawer (which is HUGE, and only like 3% full of treats!) so I can get snacks to keep my energy up while I'm working.

But sometimes it's all too much for one Cat--even a tough, brave, mancatly one--to handle.

 So I nap.

And present my Footie.  Perfect for a Footie Friday, dontcha think?

Have great weekends, everybody!


Monday, July 23, 2012


Today I helped with the schedule. 

After AAB realized that she hit "SAVE" before I plopped my Mancatly Self on the keyboard, she calmed down an realized that (a) I'm super-talented, since I managed to hit "Shift" and "D" AND "S" with my bottom, all at the same time! and (b) there are actually TWO Tobers in this picture.  Do you see the second one??? 

Click to bigify the picture.

Happy Monday!

Scheduling SuperCat,


Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Reading Finale!

Firstly, Thanks to Jan and the Funny Farmers for alerting AAB Christine that my whole blog went AWOL this morning!

Christine had a mini panic-attack, but managed to do whatever The Great Google wanted so that everything seems to be back in its proper place.  She said she would have had to go home Brokenhearted if all of my 230+ posts were really Gone Forever.  I probably would have needed a few bags of Temptations and an extra nap!

Shame on you, Google, for scaring us on Friday the 13th. 

On July 10 we had a fantastic program presented by Valerie Marsh.  Valerie is a storyteller and real live author, and she also brought bikes from Bikes 4 Kids to give away to lucky summer readers!  Thanks, Valerie, for the awesome storytelling and for the fun bike giveaways!

Valerie also has great taste in Blogs.  She said that my The Adventures of Tober, the Thorntown Library Cat is one of the best things she has ever read in her whole life.  Oh, wait.  Oh.  AAB Blog Helper said Valerie thought is was very good.  Aaahhhh, close enough!

She did make a mistake, though.  She gave the compliment to AAB Blog Helper!  Not to me!  There's a huge difference.  Here's a sample of MY writing:

In case you haven't noticed, I have a kind of food-y Library. My staff likes snacks, especially when they involve chocolate, but they also like anything that can be baked, iced, or spread on a cracker. I am fine with all of these foods being here (and I love love love that Whipped Cream stuff), but I have a problem with Produce.

As you probably know, I assault Apples frequently, even if they travel in small groups. Assistant Boss Karen hides them in drawers, but when she opens the drawer, I pick them up and throw them in a wastebasket. I also slap dried gourds around. They look like they used to be Produce before they died.

Here's a sample of AAB BH's writing:
The Thorntown Public Library will be developing a strategic plan in the coming months. As part of that process, we are gathering a sampling of community members and other representatives to provide input about the town of the Thorntown. The input will be used to create a community vision, and from that, suggestions for future service priorities for the library.
Which would YOU rather read???

Speaking of Strategic Planning--I started to sense that this planning silliness was getting in the way of the library's day-to-day activities, like feeding the Cat, petting the Cat, giving the Cat treats, admiring the Cat's handsomeness and bug-hunting prowess. . .

Why, one week we even missed Gum Wrapper Monday!

So I'm coping by Strategically placing my handsome self in the midst of all the Strategic Planning nonsense.

It seems to be working.  (So far.)

I'd better get back to my supervising duties.  Apparently a helicopter has just landed across the street from the library.  It's probably just Paparazzi coming to get shots of me doing Library Work, but I sent my Photographer to investigate.

Please Google, don't unBlog me again!


Monday, July 9, 2012


When my library people had their Strategic Planning meeting a few weeks ago, they talked about values.  One of the values they think is important is for the library building, and the library staff, to be Welcoming.

I think it's important to lead by example, so here I am being Welcoming:

See me???

After a while, I decided that AB Karen was doing a fine job of Welcoming everyone who came in the door, so I went back to my Office for a refreshing nap.

We also had Thunderboomers last week.  They were very impressive in their loudness, but much less impressive in the amount of rain and coolness they brought.  As always, I retreated to my safe in-between spot on the Stairs.  This allows me to be within earshot of my Upstairs AND Downstairs people.

I had visitors who tried to comfort me this time, though.

They helped distract me from the Thunderboomers, which was very nice of them.  I'm a tough, brave, mancatly mancat--but Thunderboomers really give me the willies.

So do fireworks, but since we are rainless and HOT here, there were no fireworks here this 4th of July.  I was absolutely thrilled, but I still wish it would rain so the corn and beans and vegetable gardens and lawns would perk up a little bit.

That is my Monday update!  Today is Bored Board Meeting Day, so I have to keep AB Karen on task!

Purring for Rain,