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Maynooth Library Cat Update

Posted in Education, Maynooth with tags on January 18, 2019 by telescoper

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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A Familiar Sight

Posted in Maynooth with tags , on November 5, 2018 by telescoper

It’s been a busy day today back at work after Study Week. Before this week’s telecon,  I thought I’d take a few minutes to share a picture of the local celebrity feline, who was on his perch this morning as I walked across campus. This splendid cat seems to have no name other than Maynooth Library Cat – see the dish on the wall behind – and he roams freely around Maynooth University. I don’t know where he sleeps, but he’s well nourished, in good health is a familiar sight, especially in the area in front of the library.

He’s also quite friendly, and likes to be petted, although he turned his head away when I took this picture (presumably because I didn’t bring any food with me…).