Maynooth University Library Cat Update

Posted in Governance and administration on January 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It’s high time for the first update about the famous Maynooth University Library Cat for 2020. I gave him some breakfast on the way in to work yesterday morning, before Storm Brendan arrived. He scoffed it rapidly, even though I strongly suspect I wasn’t the first person to give him food! …” (more)

[In the Dark, 14 January]

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Black Cat Appreciation Day

Posted in Life on August 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Apparently today, August 17th, is Black Cat Appreciation Day, so I couldn’t resist acknowledging the contributions of Maynooth University Library Cat who I think is largely responsible for increase in the number of students coming to this University …” (more)

[In the Dark, 17 August]

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Maynooth Library Cat Update

Posted in Life on January 18th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“As I went for a quick coffee break this morning, I passed the local feline celebrity known as Maynooth Library Cat. That reminded me that quite a few people have asked me how said moggy is getting on. Well, here’s a picture I took this morning …” (more)

[In the Dark, 18 January]

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How Are Professors Like Cats? Let Me Count the Ways

Posted in Life on April 18th, 2010 by steve

“… Like cats, professors tend to be highly intelligent, deeply self-actualized, and fiercely independent. They need to be stroked occasionally, but only on their own terms and in their own good time. Mostly, they just want to be left alone to do their own thing. They might not come when called – perhaps because they’re suspicious of the caller’s motives – but they may very well show up on their own when least expected …” (more)

[Rob Jenkins, Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 April]


Cat owners more likely to have a degree than dog owners, study says

Posted in Research on February 6th, 2010 by steve

“The respective merits of cats and dogs as domestic pets have long been debated, but now a crucial new difference has emerged: cat owners are smarter. A study says that cat owners are more likely to have a degree than dog owners …” (more)

[HT: TheHistoryWoman]
[Valentine Low, Times, 6 February]

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