DOMESTIC CAT. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
quest.eb.com/search/138_1073169/1/138_1073169/cite. Accessed 28 Oct 2017.
They have a job description:
- Reducing stress for all humans who pay attention to him.
- Sitting by the front door every morning at 9:00 am to greet the public as they enter the library.
- Sampling all boxes that enter the library for security problems and comfort level.
- Attending all meetings in the Round Room as official library ambassador.
- Providing comic relief for staff and visitors whenever possible.
- Climbing in book bags and briefcases while patrons are studying or trying to retrieve needed papers underneath him.
- Generating free national and worldwide publicity for Library. (This entails sitting still for photographs, smiling for the camera, and generally being cute.)
- Working toward status as world’s most finicky cat by refusing all but the most expensive, delectable foods — and even turning up his nose at those most of the time.
There's a stereotype of the cat-loving librarian. We don't know that all librarians love cats, but we sure do! Our library system does not have library cats, but we'd like to point out that even without a resident cat, the library catalog offers plenty of ways to enjoy felines - dander-free! Here's some standout items:
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions by Thomas McNamee
The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Power of Meow by David Michie [eBook]
Shop Cats of New York by Tamar Arslanian
Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship With Kitties by Aline Alexander Newman
The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do-- And How to Get Them To Do What You Want by Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Men With Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship by David Williams
Call of the Cats: What I Learned About Love and Life From a Feral Colony by Andrew Bloomfield
The Old Man and the Cat: A Love Story by Nils Uddenberg
Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat by Jackson Galaxy
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes[eBook]
The Story of Cats
The Secret Life of Cats
A Street Cat Named Bob