Thursday, December 12, 2013


Friends, fame has been very tiring for me!  Here I am napping the Youth Department after all of the Baker & Taylor Cat Calendar excitement.  My library staff also made my Calendar cover the front of our 2013 library Christmas card, and I'm on the front page of the Friends of Thorntown Public Library, Inc. newsletter (again).  I have to take these frequent naps to preserve my Handsomeness for future photo shoots, you know?

ZZZzzzz. . . .zzzZZZZzzzz. . . ZZZzzzz
Now--long-time blog readers will know that my library is home to two big dead birds.  One is a juvenile (but still ginormous) Bald Eagle.  The second one is a Red-Tailed Hawk that was given to us by Ronald Johnson, the Boone County Conservation Officer.

These birds are sometimes almost as popular as I am!  There are children who go to the Upstairs when they visit the library just so they can see the Eagle and the Hawk (I'm sure they've already seen ME in the Youth Department, of course). 

Well, Mr. Johnson brought a new critter by yesterday.  Thank goodness it wasn't another dead bird.

This is Bob the Bobcat.  She was hit by a car (boo!) in Carroll County Indiana before becoming an attractive taxidermy display.  We have her under a glass case now, but AB Photographer took some pictures before we covered her up.  (The staff seem to think that little ones would want to pet her!)  Of course, I wanted to check her out to see if I thought she was worthy of library display:

*sniff sniff sniff*
I gave Bob a good sniffing.  See how I'm not the least bit afraid even though she's got her battle-face on?  My staff ladies sure thought I was one Brave mancat!

Here's another view of Bob.

I decided that Bob is no threat to my Librarycatdomhood and so may stay at the library for a month or so.  I am absolutely unimpressed with her bigness and ferociousness. 

The "Back of Disrespect" or the "Back of Trust"--which is it?
(Okay, I'm a little impressed.)

Thank you Boone County Conservation Officer Ronald Johnson for bringing another dead animal this beautiful Bobcat to my library.  Maybe I'll get to relax a bit while everyone is admiring Bob!

Exhausted purrs,



Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

That is rather impressive of you. I know several kitties that would be fearful of such things..

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Tober, you are so brave!

Sparkle said...

Bob is a little bit scary looking! You ARE very brave, Tober!

John Bellen said...

I admire your indifference in the last picture, Tober. The best way to treat these ferocious dead animals is to apply nonchalance.

JC said...

You do seem to be busy over there in your library. That big cat wasn't a match for you that's for sure. Maybe you can nap a bit though .. an early holiday gift perhaps .. while they look at Bob.


da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...ewe iz all most az big az bob !! sorree ta heer her getted hit by de car :( that bee sad...
hay, enjoy yur week oh end !

Jans Funny Farm said...

Yep, you sure are brave, Tober.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your staff!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee 2014 dood….heerz ta happee nezz, health, loves N hope two nite ya get sum high qualitee grazz N nip N hope ya findz a donut shoppe open round 3:18 AM when ya haz de muncheez !!

ellie said...

Bob does look pretty ferocious but glad you checked her out and gave her the ok to stay! Happy New Year Tober and everyone at Thorntown :)