Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scary Leprechauns Invade My Turf

Not all fairies are cute little fellas.  Well, maybe you think they're cute, but they scare moi, and, as you know, I don't scare easily.  These Leprechaun dudes recently invaded my library and took up residence in various nooks and crannies, as well as occupying some rather comfy chairs and high elevations.  I surreptitiously snapped some photos of these impish interlopers:

Hey!  Dude!  That's MY Chair!

Looks like this Leppy is pretty "relaxed," if you catch my drift.

Okay, This One Just Creeps Me Out

Bet that "walking stick" is really a magic wand or maybe a dowsing rod.  Wonder what you can find with it (if it's used for dowsing)?

A Leprechaun Slobberdog Sleeping on the Job
(Big Surprise There!)

Well, I don't take invasions lying down!  I'm going to go right up to these sprites and show them who's boss kitty 'round these parts.

Okay, I'm back from interviewing the Leprechauns.  Turns out that they're here celebrating Saint Patrick's Day, which is tomorrow (March 17).  They tell me that, in Irish, it's called Lá Fhéile Pádraig.  It is a religious feast celebration of Saint Patrick, a 5th century missionary who converted a bunch of folks in Ireland to Christianity.  I'm down with the whole party thing.  If it's a celebration, put me at the top of the guest list.  Where's the party happening?  Free food and beverages, that's the ticket!

In the Celebratory Spirit for St. Patrick's Day

My Irish Eyes Are Smiling,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Celtic News Beat

P.S.  Enjoy this wonderful Irish ballad written by Irish immigrant Daniel Buckley  (1890-1918) (not to be confused with The Music Man, who composes soundtracks for our Library's videos).  Daniel lived in New York City after surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.  He later served in the U.S. Army during World War I.  He was one of the last American soldiers killed in action, when he was shot by a sniper while trying to rescue injured comrades.


  1. Yes Cauli, your eyes are smiling. They are very pretty!

  2. Notice that my eyes are green, too. I go all-out when I celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

  3. Cauli,

    Dowsing rods are forked, as a general rule.


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