Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tiny-eared Hopper Thing

A few nights ago as I was bidding farewell to my library friends, something outside caught my eye.

I did not get a picture of it, so here's a close approximation of what I saw from The Google:

Except picture it sitting on mulch with green plants around it.  Not rocks.
I thought it looked delicious.  Apparently it isn't for eating, though, because Christine said she was "glad there's glass between you and that little baby."

I stared at it for a really long time:

Come out, come out wherever you are!
So what was that thing?  Is it the legendary booplesnoot?  Do booplesnoots taste good?

Also, my friend Sabrina works at a library in NJ (wherever that is) and they don't have a cat.  So she asked if there was a way to convince her boss that they need a cat.


I happen to have a connection named Lisa Rogak who wrote a very good article called "Take It From Me: Your Local Library Needs a Cat."  The article just so happens to open with Yours Truly (that's me) and mentions my awesome predecessor, too.  So, Sabrina--show that to your boss and you'll probably have a Library Cat by next Friday!

Hoping to see another of those tiny-eared hopper things,



da tabbies o trout towne said...

chance .....dood...we haza lotta thoz hoppin round heer....we will send ewe a few ina box with sum air holes in it....N mark de box "over due books" ....yur library will think de holes in de box waz caused bye de postal servizz !! ~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

Summer said...

Thanks for linking to that cool article, Chance! I will spread the word around. I wish we had library cats here in Los Angeles, but I think that with all the big city red tape, it is harder to get approval. I do know my human would spend more time at the library if there was a cat there. Right now, she's only in and out to pick up holds or if our A/C at our home office isn't cutting it.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, you have Bunny TV!

Sabrina Steyling said...

Hi Chance! I didn't expect to see my name mentioned in your blog post, but I am thrilled to know that you read - and respond to - your readers' comments! Just so you know, I shared the link to this post with all my coworkers, including my boss, on Facebook, so maybe there'll be a library cat in our future! If not, at least we tried, right? Thanks for the article!

The Whiskeratti said...

Hmm....we're with you, that lil guy did look kinda tasty. And totally, every library needs a cat! Or even two cats. PS: we're happy to report that Browser was reinstated to his rightful position. The people rose up in protest! Democracy worked! Or at least the Power of Viral.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Our little community library doesn't have a kitty. Neither does the big one downtown. Our neighborhood newspaper had one, but he unfortunately went Over the Bridge and they (unlike your library) don't have another one.
It is so nice to see you, Chance! You will certainly rule your domain well!

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

My cats all say that things like that are not very tasty. Fun for chasing, but not for eating.. (don't tell Chance that he might think differently)

Jans Funny Farm said...

We love the idea of library cats. This town doesn't have one.

Maggie@shelter-cats said...

All libraries should have cats! Books and cats are natural companions.
As Edward Gorey said, “Books. Cats. Life is Good.”

Katie and The Katz said...

Me saw hoppy baby once. I watch dat. Guess what? I sat right by da bunny. Dat needed a mommy so I just point to bunny inda grass and mom came outside ta see what I was pointing my nose at. And Mom tooks bunny to another yard.

Now if one of my brothers saw dat bunny yep day wood think dats foods... -Katie Kitty Too