Rainey’s Tidbits

Random pieces of nonsense

Archive for Cats

New Simon’s Cat episode: Fly Guy


The cat and the bat …

I was very impressed by this cat:

Album Spotter

Here’s an interesting little tool, first spotted on Lifehacker.

Album Spotter allows you to upload your iTunes library in XML format. Then, it will present the latest album for each of your artists. If I had had this sooner, I wouldn’t have missed not one, but two, albums by Jessica Rhaye.

On a completely other topic, have you ever noticed that it’s difficult to type with a cat resting his head on the wrist of your dominant hand?

Edit: it sounds really cool and interesting, but isn’t working for me right now.

Edit: working better now. It occurred to me to wonder if there was a Lifehacker equivalent of slashdotting, but apparently the developer identified a major bug that has since been resolved.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat

Cover art

Cover art

I’m currently reading Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. I hope to finish it tonight. This is an adorable biography of Dewey Readmore Books, the cat-in-resident at the Spencer Public Library in Iowa. (The poor little thing had been dropped in a bookdrop on a cold January night.) His official portrait, as shown on the cover art, simply makes me melt.

It’s a touching story, focusing not on only on Dewey but also on Vicki Myron herself and the community of Spencer. Myron demonstrates a deep love for Dewey and passionate attachment to her town. It’s a wonderful biography and recommended to librarians and cat-people everywhere.

Winston’s HISSY fit …

Everybody’s favourite smooshed-faced cat is feeling a bit cranky!

New favorite LOLCat

And I don’t even like horses …

more cat pictures

Oh, look: it’s Winston!