Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bring Library Critters (Virtually) to You

Sparkle the Designer Cat made an interesting comment on yesterday's blog that gave me an idea.  Sparkle lamented that it was too far to travel to libraries with resident felines, which I thought was a brilliant road trip strategy.  This got me to thinking:  If you can't bring Morris to the Nine Lives Factory (as the feline proverb goes), then bring the Nine Lives Factory to Morris.

Why not provide my loyal readers with a "library critter passport" that they could email (as attachments) to libraries with resident (non-human) animals, and then those libraries could have their resident critters "pawtograph" the blank pages (where passport stamps would go), along with library logos, date stamps, etc.?  These could then be emailed back to the passport owner.  What a convenient way to collect authentic "pawtographs" of famous library critters!

Let's see the visuals.  Minions, make it so!

I've already included my authentic "pawtograph" in the graphic above (and the downloadable forms below).  The best should always be first, I say.

For the convenience of my loyal readers, I have prepared PDF and MS-Word versions of the library critter passports, which may be downloaded free-of-charge from my Library's web page.  It's a multi-step process, so I'll put up some signposts.

  •  Library Critter Passport (MS-Word Format)
  •   Library Critter Passport (PDF Format)

These hyperlinks above will take you to the Media Fire website.

Close the annoying pop-up advertisements.  Look for a yellow box to start the download procedure.  It looks like this:

Clicking this should cause either of the two pop-up windows to open (see below), depending upon which format you are downloading.

Click OK to download and open the files using Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) or MS-Word.

Many thanks to Sparkle the Designer Cat for inspiring this clever concept.  It will revolutionize feline (or other critter) pawtography collecting from libraries around the globe.  Plus it should be loads of fun.

Hoping to Receive More Pawtography Requests,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Travelling Passport News Bureau

P.S.  Travel songs are a dime a dozen, but there are a few that stand above the crowd.  For your listening pleasure, consider "King of the Road" (1965) by Roger Miller, from one of his greatest hits compilations.

P.P.S.  "Last Train to Clarksville" was The Monkees' first number one single, from the group's debut, self-titled album (1966).  Glen Campbell is one of the studio musicians playing guitar.  The four Monkees themselves were relegated primarily to vocal roles on this album, thanks to the insistence of Don Kirshner, then head of Screen Gems Music.  Producers Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart tried to accommodate the group's desire for autonomy and greater creative control with Kirshner's desire to maintain commercial appeal for the project.

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