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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.

Portrait of Ichigo

Name: Hinaichigo

Age: 4

Coloration / Breed:
Domestic shorthair (black)

Place of Origin:
South bank of the Winooski River (Burlington, VT)

Adopted by:
Patrick Wallace, Digital Projects & Archives Librarian

Ichigo as a kitten

Favorite Toy:
Feather-on-stick

Special Talents:

Can expertly transition between exposed beams in the apartment.

Fun facts:

Hinaichigo’s name (雛苺) translates roughly to “small strawberry”.

She enjoys staring into bright lights, falling into the bathtub, and any chance to one-up her sister.

In her proudest moment, she finally succeeded in burrowing all the way through the bottom of her cat cave.

Ichigo looking at the camera
Cover art for A Better Tomorrow

If she had a library card…
Hinaichigo would use interlibrary loan to borrow A Better Tommorow. A creature of action over contemplation, she prefers classic John Woo films to books.

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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    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.

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    | by Leanne Galletly

    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.

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    | by Leanne Galletly

    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.