Archive for January 2010

Snow Snow Go Away

I like sunny days much better than snowy ones.


Add comment January 29, 2010

Trixie’s Bookshelf: Hamsters

When I stay with Mr. Blinn, I like to watch his dwarf hamsters Mac and Cheese. Those are good names for them, because they sure do look tasty. If you’d like to learn about how to care for pet hamsters, check out My Pet Hamster (j636.93 Petty) and Hamsters and Gerbils (j636.93 Johnson).

Add comment January 28, 2010

Something For Me

Yesterday the children’s floor got a new globe, and I got a new box.

Add comment January 28, 2010

Trixie’s Bookshelf: Austin and Charlie Beach Adventure

Sometimes I like to act like a dog and play fetch. A fun story about dogs is Austin and Charlie: Beach Adventure by Linda Parker. Did you know she visited the library last summer with her real-life dogs Austin and Charlie? It’s a good thing I wasn’t around back then or I might have scared them away with my barking.

Add comment January 27, 2010

A Favor

I’m very friendly and like to play with children, but I only have one request. Please don’t chase after me! Would you want something 10 times bigger than you running after you?

Add comment January 27, 2010

Be My Valentine

I’m making new friends every day! Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and friendship, and next Wednesday February 3 you can make cool valentine cards for your friends and family. Try making Valentine Butterflies, Lollipop Flowers, or even Treat Transmitters. Come to the children’s floor at 3:30.

Add comment January 26, 2010

Cats and Libraries

Why do cats and libraries seem to go together? Cats started living in libraries during the Middle Ages when monastery libraries kept cats to catch rats. But libraries don’t have rats today, so why keep cats? I think it’s because intelligent people go to libraries, and cats are intelligent. Actually, cats are more intelligent. I’m only 4 months old, but I can do lots more than a 4 month old human!

Add comment January 26, 2010

Time to Work

Since I’m a library cat, I need to get familiar with our collection.

Add comment January 25, 2010


There’s no need to buy me expensive toys. Just crumple up a piece of paper into a ball and watch me go!

Come to our “Meet Trixie” program Saturday February 6 at 11:00. You’ll get to hear some cat stories, decorate my toy box, and make some toys for me or your own kitty kat.

Add comment January 25, 2010

Trixie’s Bookshelf: That Olive

Andy is a little boy who is owned by a cat named Olive. Olive likes to hide from Andy. Even though Andy is very sweet, he’s not good at hide and seek, so you’ll have to help him find Olive. This book makes me hungry for a tuna sandwich! You can find it in the children’s picture book section and it’s by Alice Schertle.

If you can’t find me in the library, just throw one of my toys and I’ll come running!

Add comment January 22, 2010

What’s For Dinner?

Here’s a picture of me with the model dinosaurs on the children’s floor. I tried to eat one of them, but Mr. Blinn wouldn’t let me. He also tries to keep me from eating the philodendron (although I’ve snagged a few leaves). But at least he lets me chew on his finger.

Add comment January 22, 2010

Good Advice

I got fixed last week and just now I got back from having my stitches taken out. I was a good little kitty and didn’t chew them out myself. Bob Barker has good advice: Help control the pet population, have your pet spayed or neutered! What happens if you don’t? Check out Jeanne Prevost’s picture book It’s Raining Cats and Cats! to find out.

Add comment January 21, 2010

My Name

Trixie is a nickname for Beatrix, which means “bringer of joy.” That’s a good name for me, judging by the look on people’s faces when they see me. I don’t know why John wanted to name me Corndog when I first came to the library. I don’t see the resemblance at all!
To see a list of the most popular cat names click here.

4 comments January 21, 2010


Today I went to my first storytime! I played with the benches while Mr. Blinn read stories. Then after storytime all the children wanted to play with me. They have almost as much energy as me! I played for a while, then I got tired and went downstairs. But I’ll be back.

1 comment January 20, 2010

Hello world!

Meow! My name is Trixie and I’m the new library cat around here at the Independence Public Library. It’s very special for a cat to be a library cat. There are millions of cats in the United States, but only a few hundred live in libraries. You might have heard of Dewey, the famous library cat in Iowa. Did you know there’s going to be a movie about Dewey? And he’s going to be played by Meryl Streep! Wait…what’s that, Mr. Blinn? Oh, Mr. Blinn is telling me Meryl Streep is going to be the librarian. I’m sure she’d rather be the cat.

Well, let me tell you about myself. When I came to the library on October 28, I was tiny and skinny and starving. All the nice people that work here took good care of me, and I’m getting bigger every day. I’m four months old now and weigh four pounds. I like to run and jump and play and purr, except when I get tired I go sleep in my comfy bed by Miss Becky’s desk. During the week I spend the nights here at the library, but on the weekends I get to go home with Miss Julie, or Miss Haley, or Mr. Blinn. Mr. Blinn’s cats Abby and Katie are mean and hiss at me a lot…Wait, Mr. Blinn is telling me to change the subject, so I’ll finish by saying that I can’t wait to see all of you at the library so you can pet me and play with me!

1 comment January 19, 2010

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