Friday, April 24, 2015

National Hairball Awareness Day

"Happy" National Hairball Awareness Day, everybody!

I would post a picture of a hairball in its natural habitat, but since many of you are Cats and Cat People, I'm sure you're all competent hairball identifiers.  (Just so you know, AAB Ritchie needs some training in that regard.  He has called my hairballs "poos" in the past.)

My staff is preparing me for Hairball Awareness Day by administering a nice Furmination:

I will *not* smile for the camera.
I know I don't look especially happy in the photo above, but I am purring and purring.  I love a good Furmination.  Takes care of those itchy, hard-to-reach spots!

Still not smiling.
I hope to celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day by NOT experiencing a hairball.  See all that Fur that AAB Britta extracted from my coat?  That is at the half-way point!

Now that I'm freshly Furminated, I'm all sleek and smooth and ready for more pettings and belly-rubs!

I hope you all have someone to brush or Furminate you so that you aren't plagued by yucky hairballs.  Especially you long-haired kitties--wow, keeping up with those fabulous fur coats must be a lot of work!

Have a happy, hairball-free day!


PS Thanks to AAB Barb L for bringing this special day to my attention.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools' Day

Today my library staff decided to play a big April Fools' joke on our custodian, AAB Ritchie.

Ritchie is generally a good sport about these sorts of things.  We pick on him all the time, and sometimes even to his face.

For April Fools' Day, the staff decided to dress up just like Ritchie.

Ritchie's work uniform consists of jeans pants, tennis shoes, a tee shirt (usually gray, and either Menard's or Evergreen Indiana), and a flannel or some sort of overshirt.  OH--and suspenders.

So today we had 11 AAB Ritchies running around the library.  It was insane.  Right now we have the cleanest toilets in Indiana.

AAB Ritchie was absolutely astounded and honored by all of the extra attention:

So overwhelmed he had to sit down.
Now, there are a few people missing from this photo:  AAB Myrtle, who's off vacationing and is probably Not At All Sad that she missed the photo; AAB Alec, who was not scheduled to work and is probably relieved that his missed the photo; and AAB Phyllis, who was actually off WORKING and giving a tour of the museum while the rest of the staff was goofing off being photographed  in the library meeting rooms.

Of course, there's one other notable omission.  ME.  Which was fine by me, since I do not wear jeans pants, tennis shoes, tee shirts, flannel shirts, or suspenders.

Anyhoo, AAB Phyllis didn't get a picture with the staff, and didn't even get a picture with AAB Ritchie, who was so overcome by all of the excitement that he had to leave early to go to Menard's and purchase cleaning supplies with a rebate coupon.  I offered to be in a picture with Phyllis, seeing as how AAB Ritchie and I are both redheads.

At least they didn't try jeans pants.
Please notice the lovely and smiling AAB Phyllis restraining holding the very grumpy and UNsmiling Tober.  Also notice the paper suspenders taped to me.  This is worse than a collar!

The things we do for love.

Joke's on me, I guess!