Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Brutus learns about appliques

Brutus learned about appliqued quilts at tonight's program.  He was impressed with Cindy's examples of applique methods.  He had never heard of using freezer paper before!  Now he just has to learn how to thread a needle so that he can make his own quilt to bundle up in on a cold winter night.  Brutus had a pretty good night with the ladies; he even stayed out of the refreshments, and only had to be warned about the hot iron once.  Apparently being confined to his box for a few hours has taught him to obey staff commands better (but will his good behavior last?)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Brutus and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Doggone it (with apologies to Alexander and Judith Viorst) Brutus has had more than his share of problems today.  First, Margaret was busy with MeLCat requests for more than two hours and didn't have time to pay attention to him, so he decided to go outdoors and inspect the work on the library's roof.  He was caught trying to climb up the scaffolding to see the tiles (and view) on the roof.  Unfortunately, he was caught and told to stay in his box.  (Or is it fortunately that he was caught before he fell?)  However, his box is under one of the leaks so he decided to look for something to eat instead.

Brutus had heard that a registered dietitian will be speaking in Owosso at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night and he was hoping to taste test the refreshments.  He was caught (again) before he could eat very many cookies, but he wants to know if he can have some more at the program.  He was told that cookies were not considered to be healthy snacks for either people or dogs, and that there will be healthy snacks that night.  He's not quite sure how he feels about healthy snacks, as right now cookies sound much more appetizing!

Brutus is now confined to his box for the rest of his terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.  Staff are turning a deaf ear to his whining as they are too busy with library users, computers, and tax forms to keep him out of more trouble.  At least the sun is shining and his box isn't in danger of getting wet!  If he can be good for the rest of the weekend, maybe he will be allowed out again soon.