Library Mews: EdieBird
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.
Coloration / Breed:
Tabby, domestic short hair
Place of Origin:
Terry Simpkins, Librarian
Named after Edith Piaf (“piaf” is, apparently, quebecois slang for “little bird,” hence, EdieBird)
Also known as “Da Bird,” “Big Bird,” or sometimes “Birdy Bird”
Her meow sounds like the disgruntled whine of an asthmatic old woman
Queen of Chez Simpkins, ruling the roost at a rather Rubenesque 18 pounds
Paper bags and cardboard boxes
Adept at burrowing beneath stray clothes, blankets, etc., and pretending, despite her massive bulk, to be completely invisible
If she had a library card…
EdieBird would check out The complete works of Edith Piaf, 1936-1945, so she could compare their beautiful voices.
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/.
Leanne Galletly is the User Experience & Digital Scholarship Librarian, as well as a big fan of the feline.