Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Celebrating Finding Day With Tober

Yesterday (Friday, October 19) was Tober's Finding Day, and it was indeed a day to celebrate his becoming Boss Cat at Thorntown Public Library.  It was also cold and rainy, neither of which is acceptable weather to moi, so I decided to remain indoors at one of my several "homes" in my Library's neighborhood.  (Unlike Tober, I am still officially cattona non grata inside my Library.)  So I dispatched my senior minions to Thorntown, neatly nestled in Boone County, Indiana.  (The town is nestled, not my minions.  No nestling on the clock, minions!  Relax on your own time!) 

We have pictures, naturally.  Some of them were even in focus (Scowl-Face is slightly improving as MPL photographer).  But before we take a look at those, I'd like to showcase my contribution to Tober's happy day:  a promo trailer featuring the fine feline fellow in all his mancatliness.

Promo Trailer Celebrating Tober's Finding Day
(October 19, 2008)
A Cauli Le Chat Video

In honor of Tober's Finding Day, The Music Man, who composes all of my Library's original musical soundtracks for videos, has declared the compositions used in the promo trailer to be ceremonially re-titled Tober's Theme.  Well, since there are two compositions featured, it should probably be plural.  Just saying.

A great big shout-out thank you to Thorntown Public Library for having posted all those great photos of Tober online.  (I would have had one of my minions ask permission beforehand to use them in the video, but I didn't want to spoil the surprise.  Hope it's okay.  Otherwise, the agency and I disavow all knowledge of the mission impossible team, and . . . well, you know the rest.)

Minions, make with the photos!  As Tober would say, click the images to bigify.

The Lady With the Red Hair
congratulates the Big Man himself
for four years as TPL Boss Cat

Naturally, my minions came bearing gifts.  We fondly remember Tober's n'yum n'yum surprise he and his AB & AABs kindly sent to us along with "Flat" Cauli following her historic library world tour.

AAB Christine and The Lady With the Red Hair
stand prepared to assist Tober in opening his gift treats

We gave Tober some tasty party snacks plus a catnip bag.  Minions reported that he liked them quite nicely.

Then Tober showed a treat of which he is particularly fond.  And get this! It's not even an actual kitty treat!  You'll never guess what it was.

Tober knows those n'yum n'yums
are in here somewhere
(AB Karen and AAB Christine help out a bit)

Kinda sticky, these n'yum n'yums
(AAB Christine records the moment

After downing a few nibbles of these "sticky treats" (his AB and AABs police this consumption quite carefully so bellyaches are avoided), the big fella tried our catnip bag.

T.L.W.T.R.H. is pleased that Tober
appears to enjoy his catnip bag present

For those unfamiliar with Tober's blog, I should explain that AB Karen is his "assistant boss," and AAB Christine is his "assistant assistant boss." There are several AABs at Thorntown Public Library, but there is only ONE boss cat.  That's as it should be.

It's hard to imagine who wouldn't be following Tober's blog.  Don't dillydally!  Click my hyperlinked Tober image near the bottom of my blog. Keep scrolling down until you see it.  You can't miss it.  The handsome dude is easy to spot.

My minions enjoyed visiting Thorntown Public Library and meeting Tober on his special day.  We hope he enjoys many more years as TPL Boss Cat.

Now, if only Boss Lady would allow moi to live inside my Library like Tober lives inside his.  Perhaps Boss Lady could be persuaded if we made a date with a Mister Washington.

A Vintage Year?

Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink, Say No More!  (Apologies to Eric Idle and Monty Python),

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Tober News Beat

P.S.  We tried using just one of The Music Man's original compositions as the music soundtrack to our Tober promo trailer, but we prefer the two-theme version.  To comply with the equal time doctrine (even if it's irrelevant to this scenario; better safe than sorry), here is the alternate soundtrack promo trailer celebrating Tober's Finding Day.


  1. Tober rules his library with a firm paw! I am glad he got to celebrate his gotcha day as befits as bosscat. Although I am surprised the whole town of Thornton did not close for the day. And there should have been a parade.

  2. Thanks for sending your minions and recapping my Most Awesometastic Finding Day ever! I really like my video, too. . . you've raised the bar for Finding Day 2013!


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