Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Best Seat in the House

This is one of my most favorite spots to nap during the morning.

It is under a window in the YA Room, which is short for Young Adult Room.  (Young Adult is the long way to say Teen.)  Teens seem to sleep in during the summer. . . so I use the opportunity to sleep in their room.

This chair was reupholstered by our friends at T & L Upholstery Shop here in Thorntown.  (It is a lot prettier with the new book-themed fabric.)  

This napping spot has the perfect combination of quiet location, proximity to a window, comfort, and morning sunbeam exposure.

I sure hope no one needs anything.



Saturday, June 6, 2015

Heroes & Villains

Summer Reading begins on Monday!  This year's theme features heroes of all kinds:  super-heroes, animal heroes, and everyday human-heroes.  My staff have worked extra-hard at setting up special programs that everyone will enjoy.

One of the programs is called Pacers, Pets & Pizza.  Boomer, the Pacers mascot, will be here, along with representatives and adoptables from the Humane Society of Boone County.  We'll also have vendors selling fun pet items, and a Papa John's trailer will be on-site selling delicious pizza.  There will also be contests for well-behaved leashed pets.  It's going to be a lot of fun!  (And, thank goodness, in the Parking Lot where I won't have to meet any strange creatures!)

Our Humane Society Heroes have a wish list of supplies that will help them rescue and care for foster cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, and other critters in need.  We've set up a donation box in the lower level lobby and printed out copies of the wish list for folks to take shopping with them.  AAB Barb made my Stunt Double a super-hero costume and AB Christine made a special sign about the HSforBC wishes:

Don't I (well, Stunt Double) look Heroic!?!

One of the donations we received was a great big bag of cat food.  AB Christine was quick to get it off the floor and onto a counter. . . so I wouldn't find it. . .

That was yesterday afternoon.

Last night a did a Very Bad Thing.

I was bored, and I could smell the smell of fresh cat food coming from inside the bag.  I just wanted a little taste!

(All of this would have been perfectly fine if I had thumbs.  I could have cut the bag open nicely with scissors, sampled the New Food, and then put the bag back together with tape.  I blame this on my thumblessness and AB Christine's carelessness.)

When she discovered what had happened, AB Christine said "Shame on you, Tober, that food was for kitties who need it a lot more than you do!  You have plenty of food and treats and love."  But she said it nicely while she hugged me.  (Did not give me treats, though.)

So we bagged all of the food into gallon zip-lock bags for now.  AB Christine said we'll see if I can eat that and we will use my special Tober Fund to buy a nice replacement bag of food for the foster kitties who really need it.

I mean, seriously, who leaves an unopened bag of cat food around ME?  This isn't the first time such a thing has occurred.  Treat-bags need to stay in closed drawers around here, for Pete's sake! 

Some humans are un-trainable.  

Heroically yours,