Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Monday, March 28, 2016

MPL2GO, Featuring Moi

T. Rex said that the Library's new mobile app, mpl2go, is now available to download, but that's not the most exciting news.  The app features moi, which was sufficient reason for moi to briefly come out of retirement and make this huge announcement.

 The New MPL Mobile App (mpl2go),
Featuring Yours Truly "Running"
(Click Images to Bigify)

Close-up of Moi Running

Wait--you can't see moi running in these still photos.  Make with the video, minions!

Our New Mobile App (mpl2go) Featuring Cauli Le Chat
(MPL Promo Trailer)

This is truly exciting! Click the links below to download this tremendous new mobile app. Our website has never looked so good.  (Just saying, Scowl-Face.)


Click Buttons (Above) to Download Our Mobile App

Here's another promo trailer that explains how you may download the library's mobile app, MPL2GO.  Of course, I just explained that, so it's probably redundant.  There's some funny stuff in the video, though.

MPL2GO Mobile App Promo Trailer
by Mooresville Public Library

Your (Retired) Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Thursday, March 3, 2016

My Retirement Travels, Part Quatre

My retirement travelogue continues with my visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Hitching a ride with one of my big cousins
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Originally established in 1961, Masai Mara is one of Africa's most popular nature reserves. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here's a website that provides a good description of its wonderful scenery and ecosystems.

I had a famous distant relative from Kenya called Macska (Hungarian for cat), who lived with Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962), who, under the pen name Isak Dinesen, wrote the book Out of Africa (1937), a memoir of her times in Kenya.

Karen Blixen & Macska
(undated photo)

After Africa, I ventured to many other places around the world.  Here, in no particular order, are some of those destinations.

 Hanging five at Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

 "Nice Suits!" I told this pair of Flipperwaddlers
(Humans call them penguins)

 "Looks green to moi," I told these tourists as we floated down
the Danube River in the Wachau Valley in Austria.

 Hiking near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

 "Make with the giddyap, Icelandic horseys!"

 More hiking in New Zealand

Himalayan adventures in Nepal and Tibet

Some wise guy said I'd been "photoshopped" into these pictures, but I was really at all these places.  Can I help it if I take a flat photo?  Sort of like "Flat" Cauli, only she's supposed to be that way.

Anyway, it was fun travelling yonder and back.  Retirement certainly has its rewards.

Your (Retired) Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Lucky Scurrydog, I'll Venture

Although I've been retired for some time from my job as MPL feline roving reporter, I couldn't resist blogging about an exciting new children's chapter book, Lucky, by Chris Hill. It's about scurrydogs.  Well, that's what I call them.  You may call them something else entirely.

Lucky, by Chris Hill
(MPL Book Trailer #263)

You'll see why this red scurrydog is called Lucky in our book trailer (above).  I'll help with the reading-between-the-lines bit:

  • Lucky escaped the talons of a hawkenswooper (humans call them hawks, probably for short);
  • He was "adopted" by a grey scurrydog clan called the Cloudfoot;
  • He hasn't gotten beaten up (yet) by the rival scurrydog clan, the Northenders;
  • He's living in Albion Park, which has bunches of places where humans toss away perfectly good food (plus the trees have nuts, the bushes berries, etc., which I assume scurrydogs eat);
  • None of the many other predators in the park (including slobberdogs and felines) have decided to make a snack out of him; and
  • He's a character in a book, so the writer can get him out of any tight jams with a flourish of keyboard strokes.
Actually, it's quite an exciting story for children who enjoy chapter books (so we're talking human elementary school grades 3-6, presumably).  I'd recommend it for humans aged 8-11. Younger felines, of course, might enjoy it, too.  Slobberdogs might, also, if they had someone to read to them (like our Paws to Read program at the Library).

The book is now available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

Now, I'd best get back to watching scurrydogs raiding the backyard feeders.  Retirement doesn't do itself, you know.

Your (Retired) Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat