||I am Miss Peabody,
the library cat,
and this is my story:
I used to live here at the North Manchester Public Library. Let me tell you about the day
I arrived. It was a chilly morning in September 1998, and I was cold and hungry. Although
it is hard to believe now, I was quite thin at the time! I had been lost for several days
and went for help. I arrived at the large glass doors of the library and meowed pitifully
until they finally let me in and scrounged up food, milk and water.
Well, that was it. I
liked the place and the people, so I stayed for the next 10
years. My job tasks included lounging on computer terminals to
keep track of computer users, roaming the aisles looking for
ne'er-do-wells, and providing surveillance services, especially
in the men's restroom. The Friends of
the Library group adopted me and paid all my expenses, which, to tell you the truth,
was only a pittance. Whatever a pittance is.
years of dedicated service (sigh...) I have decided to retire in
July, 2008, and move into my vacation home in Rogers City,
Michigan. I have had a wonderful time working at NMPL perfecting
the art of napping, which is really harder than you think! I
plan on moving into the Forty Mile Point Lighthouse as the
unofficial "Keeper's Assistant". Visit our website at
I'm sure my duties there will be just as stimulating and
rewarding as those here at the library.