This is going to be a blog about the MNL’s wonderful new Library cat, MITO! He is friendly and sweet and adores his friends the patrons. Soon there will be many pictures, blog posts and videos about him here.
He is approximately four years old and was adopted from a shelter called “Focus on Felines” in Uncasville. He was found stray near a biological sciences laboratory on Powerhouse Road, and thus he came to be named Mito, short for Mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell!
We are very happy and lucky to have Mito – he brightens each day at the library for patrons and staff members alike! This blog will tell stories of his “adventures” at the library.
Over Halloween, Mito showed off his costume chops by assuming the form of BatCat, the heroic feline who saves the world from evil, book-chewing mice. Wonder if we’ll see the form of a great black cat in a police beacon tonight!! (It’ll be even better, now that we know his true identity!)
Emily, our previous library cat, lived at the library for 16 years. She was a rescue cat who enjoyed parties, hunting (especially bats and finches), and being pet by the library staff members and patrons. She was very well loved and has her own page on the library website. Emily also had a marble statue made of her, which unfortunately disappeared during construction. She is buried on the library’s grounds, and our director believes that she is still haunting the library. I believe that Mito and Emily’s ectoplasm are best friends.