cat in library

Sorry for everyone with a cat allergy.

But hurray for Browser!

Via Dallas News.

Two weeks after the White Settlement City Council voted to kick a beloved cat out of the public library, city leaders have reversed course and will let Browser remain a live-in mascot.

The Fort Worth suburb’s governing body voted 3-0 on Friday to let Browser stay, following backlash from their 2-1 decision in June to give the tabby 30 days to find a new home.

Browser, a former shelter cat, had been at the library nearly six years before council member Elzie Clements called for his removal.

Mayor Ron White has said Browser got caught in the political crossfire after a city employee wasn’t allowed to take a puppy to work at City Hall.

But on Friday, White said he was overwhelmed by the number of people on social media who supported keeping Browser on the job….

Like most felines, Browser spends a good deal of time napping, lounging and sneaking out the door — but he also attends the library’s GED classes and has an honorary diploma, the library says. And each year, the library sells a calendar full of pictures of Browser as a fundraiser.

Video via Independent


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  1. Vintageport says:

    Has there ever been a better name for a cat who lives in a library? I understand Browser is supervisor of the Purriodical department.

  2. Maynard says:

    Damned equivalency strikes again. Of course you can’t take a puppy to work: Puppies require constant attention and make messes. Cats are independent and clean. But the brainless ivory tower nanny state decides it’s logical that if you can’t take a dog, then you can’t take a cat. This Elzie Clements (what sort of name is that?) needs to be summarily whipped in the public square. And if he protests, inform him that since it’s okay to immediately swat a dog with a rolled-up newspaper when he makes a mess, it’s okay to do the same to a councilman. Equivalency, don’t you see? What reasonable person could argue with that?

  3. Alain41 says:

    Remember the Kitteh!

  4. Chuck says:

    Kitteh rules!!!!!

    One thing that I really liked about the video is the children reading books (and real books, mind you) with Browser lounging around. So if a cat can bring the kids to the library and at the same time instill the love of books to them, then more power to him.

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