Maynooth Library Cat Update

As I went for a quick coffee break this morning, I passed the local feline celebrity known as Maynooth Library Cat. That reminded me that quite a few people have asked me how said moggy is getting on. Well, here’s a picture I took this morning:

Since we’re in the middle of the examination period, the library is very busy with students using the space in there to prepare. I think the cat is doing a sterling job as a stress release mechanism as he is very friendly and quite vocal. He likes to be stroked and petted, but isn’t keen on being picked up. In return for affection he is regularly plied with food, as this morning. I actually carry some Dreamies in my bag in case he fancies a snack when I go past, but he was busy scoffing a whole portion of food when I took the picture above so I didn’t give him anything this morning. All in all, I think he’s got a very cushy number going.

Some kind soul supplied him with a box, which is placed near his favourite lookout position.

It’s pretty cold these days so I’m sure he appreciates having somewhere warm to take his naps, but he also finds other cosy places around the campus.

There’s a rumour going around that Maynooth Library Cat’s real name is Trevor. I’m not sure that is really the case, and it is possible I was told it as a joke. These days the Irish tend (not unreasonably) to assume that English people are gullible fools who will believe anything…

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9 Responses to “Maynooth Library Cat Update”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    Glad he’s in good health. I’m sure he knows a place that is warm and dry, but – as with his name – he’s not telling. Don’t set the siren off!

    • telescoper Says:

      I’ve never heard the siren in operation. It actually seems a rather pointless thing, actually. There is however always a chance that it will go off accidentally (as with car alarms) which will freak him out completely.

    • telescoper Says:

      ps. Did you notice he’s had an injury to his ear?

      • Anton Garrett Says:

        That’s not just the way he’s got it cocked differently? Cats do tend to scrap. He’s still gorgeous, though.

      • telescoper Says:

        I looks more pronounced in the picture, but he’s got a bit missing from the end of his ear. I suspect he saw off an invader on his turf.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    There’s an exhibition of cat books at the British Library in London at the moment. Perhaps Maynooth should follow suit.

  3. @Telescoper – that’s a good sign that his ear has been tipped. TNR (trap neuter return) programmes do this to indicate a cat has been neutered. In his case it means he will be able to enjoy his dreamies and his perch in good health for longer!

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