Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Year of Tober

Most of you humans out there (should) know that you get books from a library, right?

Well.  Have you ever wondered where the library gets its books?  My library gets a whole lot of books from Baker & Taylor.  They are a big-time book and entertainment distributor and they are very good at getting us books and movies and things super-fast.  They also have two cats as mascots.

Here are Baker and Taylor:

Baker and Taylor were Scottish fold cats who worked at the Douglas County Public Library before becoming international superstar mascots in 1988.  Their images continue to appear on Baker & Taylor marketing materials, and they are usually featured on Baker & Taylor's calendar.

This year B&T had a special Cat Calendar Contest in June.  Thankfully, June was back before AB Christine became a lazy bum, and she managed to take a whole 20 minutes out of her "busy" day to enter me in the contest. 

I was really excited to hear that I would be included in the 2014 Cat Calendar!

I wasn't quite expecting this, though:

I am gazing into your soul.
You guys.  I am a Cover-Cat!  Lookit this:

Click to biggify!
Too small?  Maybe this will help:

Guys.  I am on the front of 16,800 calendars!  All over the world, excited librarians are opening their eagerly-anticipated B&T calendars and seeing my gorgeous eyes and magnificent whiskers.  Probably fainting, too.

It's a good time to be a librarian--and a great time to be a Library Cover-Cat!

I'm on the BACK cover, too!

Here's the little "About Tober" box so you can read it better:

Our library's B&T sales consultant, Joan, made a special trip to the library to see me and take pictures and leave a few extra calendars for my staff.  (I thought there might be a scuffle over the couple that came in the mail.)  Joan was really happy because TWO Indiana cats made it into the calendar.  Uma (Miss August) was entered into the contest by Becca from Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library!

There are lots of nice-looking cats in the Baker & Taylor calendar, and I am honored to be the one chosen for the cover. 

It's obviously my whiskers.  They are pretty great whiskers.  Or my eyes.  Pools of molten gold.

Okay, I'd better wrap this up.  AB Christine is getting fussy and muttering something about a Big Head. 

My head is perfectly proportionate, thank-you-very-much. 

Maybe that's why I'm on the Cover.

Cover-Cat Purrs,



Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Congratulations Tober!!

kinda wish I could get one of my very own.

curator said...

Oh my gosh! That is VERY exciting news, Tober! Congratulations.

Sparkle said...

That is amazing, Tober! A BIG concatulations to you! That is HUGE!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Oooh, Tober! You are one lucky "star" kitty!
Do you give paw-print-graphs????

Poppy Q said...

Wow Tober we are impressed. You should get your autograph paw ready.

We hope you find worldwide fame and become a big celebrity cat.

We reckon your PA should get Tober Bookmarks made for your library.

Julie and Poppy Q

Jo's World said...

Yes, Congratulations to you Tober on this semi-honor.
You know you do tend to get pretty
braggy about anything you do, so I hope you restrain yourself just a little this time .

Be Modest, Tober and be sure and thank your AB who wrote you up!

Ziva Zophia Tortie (Zkhat)

The Island Cats said...

Tober, that is awesome! Congrats!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Concatulations, Cover Cat! You are one good looking dude. No wonder you're on the cover.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

How pawsome! Tober, you are even more famous now! Concatulations, dood!

Cauli Le Chat (at Mooresville Public Library) said...

Concatulations, Tober! What a grand photo. B & T chose a wonderful cover kitty.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Concatulations Tober!!! You certainly are handsome and deserve to be on the cover of that calendar!!!