brower library cat

Brower the cat allowed to stay at Texas library after international outcry

The cat, who had spent six years living in the library in the town of White Settlement, was due to have been removed amid claims from council leaders that he was triggering allergies of library visitors. But amid outcry that swept from Texas to Malaysia and Germany, officials in the town near Forth Worth have reconsidered.

Forth Worth? This is Texas, not Scotland.

  • Clink9

    Cat in a library? Next thing they will demand their own blog!

    • andycanuck

      And ham!

  • Spatchcocked

    Hodge will not be shot…….you will not be shot Hodge !

  • G

    “Allergies of library visitors” oh STFU you wussy bastards. Take an antihistamine and quit bitching.

    • Yeah, right. And toxoplasmosis is always a fun disease to get — all cats carry the toxoplasm parasite naturally. Causes blindness — my son is blind in one eye because my ex got the cute idea to put some barn kittens in the crib with him one day. Naturally the kittens licked the baby’s face and mouth because of the smell of mother’s milk. What a cute little scene — now he’s blind, no cure.

      It’s probably my only bias against BCF — this asinine love of cats. I like animals, but I don’t LOVE animals — love is reserved for humans.

      • tom_billesley

        Blame your ex, not the kittens. If I drank unpasteurised milk and got brucellosis I wouldn’t blame the cow. Blame is reserved for humans too.

        • You’re partly right about that — except I drowned the kittens. The barn cats were breeding out of control and were disease-ridden, to the degree that they were pests. Believe me I took no pleasure in it — the kittens were cute as buttons. But you have to do what you have to do. And after my son grew older and we realized where he got the toxoplasm parasite and the blindness from, I have no regrets — it was a health decision.

          Word of advice to you animal lovers out there — never ever allow an animal to lick or “kiss” your face, cat, dog or otherwise. Especially children who are too young to understand things like microbes. I thought that every idiot already knew that. And train your pets not to lick people’s faces — a good swat on the snout usually does the trick. And a swat on the snout of the adults who encourage it is probably a good idea too…

  • andycanuck

    If it’s a useful mouser, then I’d let it stay anywhere in the place. If it’s more like a pet, then I would limit it to the staff areas and backrooms sort of thing.

  • Spatchcocked

    If it were a cat I’d let it be a cat…..unless it was a male cat pissing everywhere….then I’d restrict it to the crit lit …..sociology and feminist and gender studies stacks.

  • Top of their list: Cats in libraries.
    Bottom of their list: People being butchered alive by Islamists.

    The Islamists are paradoxically correct about the West — we don’t deserve to exist. We are infidels with no moral compass bound for hell. We will share the same hell the Islamists are bound for.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’ll bet the cat is more literate than some of the library visitors.

  • Spatchcocked

    Gee…..I love my dogs and cats….they’re part of suffering humanity so they deserve compassion and care ….the dogs have more agency than cats of course and how they comport themselves bearing that responsibility is what makes them such splendid noble companions……but cats want to be happy and free from worry….they serve us in a minor key….they TRY to be good cats……
    I’ve met a few shitty cats and many shitty dogs but for pure assholery it’s humans all the way…..

    If Dictionary Johnson loved his cat Hodge then I will love cats to honour Dr Johnson.

  • tom_billesley

    Browser not brower (it is a library cat).