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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.

Clyde looking coy

Name: Clyde

Age: 4

Coloration / Breed:

Black Burmese

Place of Origin:

North Country SPCA, Elizabethtown, NY

Adopted by:

Terry Simpkins, Librarian

Clyde and Jabo

Favorite Toy:

My arm. Also, maybe, his adopted brother Jabo.

Special Talents:

Disappearing

Fun facts:

His fur is as soft as mink

He will never allow a non-resident of chez Simpkins to glimpse him

He sometimes clasps my arm to his belly with his claws when he sleeps

He has mesmerizing green eyes

Clyde lounging on the piano
James Brown cover art

If he had a library card…

Clyde would check out James Brown and the Famous Flames, Live at the Apollo, Volume II, because he is the funky drummer.

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

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