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| by Leanne Galletly

Library Mews

Our cats have been Zoom-bombing since 2020, and it’s about time they get the spotlight they deserve. In this fun series, we will introduce you to the felines owned by Middlebury Library staff.

Alva laying on the pellet stove

Name: Alva

Age: 12

Coloration / Breed:
Grey and white, domestic short hair

Place of Origin:
Homeward Bound in Middlebury

Adopted by:
Carrie Macfarlane, Director of Research & Instruction

Alva and his twin

Fun facts:

He cannot resist the pull of the cat magnet (a.k.a. pellet stove) in wintertime.

He cannot stand sharing his yard with his neighbor, who looks exactly like him. (Can you tell the difference???)

He cannot walk straight through a doorway. He always has to get a running start.

Favorite Toy:
His very long tail, which he chases while he waits for dinner.

Special Talents:
Finding freshly laundered clothes. They are perfect for cat naps.

Cover art for Traveling Cat Chronicles

If he had a library card…
Alva would check out The Traveling Cat Chronicles, because he regularly travels to a house on the other side of town to get a bite to eat, even though we feed him three times a day.

Follow the series

Each month we’ll feature a new staff cat. To keep up with this series, use the link go/librarymews/. If you were hoping to find library news, please visit go/librarynews/.

Media Contact

Leanne Galletly is the User Experience & Digital Scholarship Librarian, as well as a big fan of the feline.

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