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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.

Shinku lounging

Name: Shinku

Age: 4

Coloration / Breed:
Black, domestic short hair

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

Adopted by:
Patrick Wallace, Digital Projects & Archives Librarian

Shinku says hi

Favorite Toy:
Shoelaces.

Special Talents:
She prefers to sleep under covers, but is not exactly clear about the difference between blankets and “clothes that a human is currently wearing”.

 

Fun facts:

Shinku is about 10 minutes older than her twin sister, and quite certain that makes her the leader.

She is skeptical that the outside world exists.

She has a small freckle in her left eye.

Her favorite TV show is “Birds in Snow” on YouTube.

Dramatic Shinku with a feather
Cover art for Rozen Maiden

If she had a library card…
Shinku would check out Rozen Maiden, because there’s nothing better to read while sharpening your claws on the tatami floor than a manga about your namesake.

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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