Wednesday, May 17, 2006

About Browser the library cat

Browser was a stray cat that came to the library in Pine River when he was about 9 months old. This was the spring of 2002. He was quite a friendly cat. One of the staff members at the library decided to feed him tuna which he loved and started coming back to the library every day. He would be sitting at the back door every morning waiting to come in and get fed. When the library moved to it's present location, the kids helped move Browser along with the books. This is when the staff decided to keep Browser on as the newest member of the library family. The move was completed July 2002.

His first visit to the vets, he tested positive for feline leukemia. The staff had to wait 6 weeks to re-test him. The second time was the charm and there was no sign of it again. He gets free health care from the local vet which he has used a few times. The patrons donate money towards his care and he loves all the attention he can get.

If you had chance to meet Browser in your travels please leave a post. He loves to hear from everyone.


Anonymous said...

I love to see a library with a cat, and such a hansom animal! It was very kind of your staff to adopt a stray BRAVO for you.

Anonymous said...

What is the purpose for having a cat in a library? Is there some history behind this or does your staff just likes cats?

Anonymous said...

I am the staff person who gave Browser the "albacore" tuna four years ago. Other interesting facts about Browser are: His name came from a naming contest with library patrons; he still has his claws and has never scratched anyone, even the children who sometimes pull his ears; children bring their grandparents to the library just to see Browser. Don C.