Monday, May 21, 2012


AB Karen has been very very busy these last few weeks. 

Sometimes when she gets really busy she doesn't stay put, and sometimes I have to ask for her attention.

But that's hard to do when you're really short and don't have thumbs and get locked out of the room.

Since I am a Cat, I'm usually very good at waiting.  Sometimes AAB Becki has a Day Off, and that means I usually have to wait an extra 30-45 minutes to get my supper.  Sometimes AAB Christine is being dense, and I might have to wait half a day (and meow a LOT) to get my catnip sprinkled on my special catnip floorspot.  I have to wait for my AABs when we go upstairs together because they aren't lightning-fast on the stairs like I am.  But that's okay.

So I waited for AB Karen to get done doing whatever she was doing.

And I got treats and pettings for my patience.

Good things come to those who wait!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Finally Friday

Last week we sent Flat Cauli V back to Mooresville Public Library via courier bag.  Flat Five was easy to pack, but we wanted to make sure she was in a nice padded envelope, and that she wouldn't get misdirected when she got home.  So we made her a special label and taped everything up nice and neat.

Then I sat on her.

Of course, my staff was just horrified by my behavior.  What they don't realize is that I'm not going to sit on just ANYBODY.  I mean, it takes a lot of trust to sit on someone!  And almost as much to turn your back on them!

So my behavior is a sign of my respect for and friendship with Flat Cauli (and the real deal, of course).  Duh. 

If you've been over to Cauli's blog lately, you can tell I'm a bit behind on my postings.  I am happy to report that Flat Five and the other contents of the Special Delivery made it safely home to Mooresville Public Library.  Pop on over and say "hi" if you have a minute!

Yesterday AAB Photographer captured my "concerned" look in a photo.  She often gripes that she has about 4,000+ "bored" faces, 20-something "mad" faces, and a handful of "worried-about-thunderboomers" faces--but I'm not one to show concern very often.

Well, of course not.  I'm Boss and I run a tight ship.  I'm only concerned when AAB Becki has a day off and I have to rely on one of these staff ladies to get my supper and scoop my box.

But in this picture, I look a little worried.

What do you think I'm concerned about?

Happy Friday, everybody!  I'll try to get some visits in over the weekend--wish me luck!



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Another Official Visit

As you all know, I am currently entertaining Flat Cauli V here at TPL.  She was sent here as a representative of the Mooresville Public Library in Mooresville, Indiana--a Most Excellent Library if you're ever in the neighborhood.  MPL has a very special 100th birthday coming up, and it sounds like they have all sorts of excitement planned!

She was great help when it came time to set up the Friends of the Library Spring Booksale last week:

As you can see, we have a pile of "Get Fuzzy" books and lots of puzzles, but there are plenty of other things back there, too!  The staff and volunteers and Flat Five and I were totally exhausted after setting up the sale, so we all refreshed ourselves with cupcakes and naps.

The book sale is still going on--through Saturday--so stop by and get a good bargain on gently used VHS movies, books, audiobooks, and even magazines!

On Tuesday night our Friends had their Annual Meeting and Plant Swap (don't be fooled, this is an excuse to get together and eat cookies).  We had ANOTHER Official Visitor for the occasion!

Mr. Dick Munro from Crawfordsville wrote a book called Paddling Sugar Creek from the Source to the Wabash.  (For my far-away friends, Sugar Creek is a local waterway that passes through My County.)  Mr. Munro came and spoke to the Friends about his book, and read bits of it, and sold and signed his book.  Here he is reading an excerpt:

This photo was taken approximately 2.3 seconds before the tornado sirens went off in Thorntown. 

AAB Photographer did the Right Thing by (1) finding me, (2) picking me up, (3) making sure (with AAB Linda P's help) that no one was Upstairs, and (4) taking me Downstairs where I would be safe.

AB Karen got all of the people to the other safer end of the building.  And about the time we all got there, the sirens stopped and the sun came out.

Now, everybody teased me all evening because I was in my Special spot on the stairs--the one I use when the weather is bad.  Humans don't get it, Critters--we can tell, can't we, when something's going to go all haywire with the weather!

Here is how I feel about Thunderboomers and Tornadoes and stuff:

Mr. Munro and the Friends got to finish up and Swap Plants and have cookies, and I went back to my Stairspot for a bit longer--but all in all, it was a good night.

Flat Five is getting anxious to continue her Library Critter World Tour, so we'll be sending her on her way this week!  Stop by her blog and say hi, and check out her expert reporting on Breaking Library News!

Pooped from all of the Official-ness,