Monday, April 21, 2014

Tweet Me: Follow #LibJobShadowFL Today As I Library Up

Follow Me @PaulWartenberg on Twitter today!  I'm tweeting as I work to demonstrate what happens at libraries, what we do to help people, and more.

I'm teaching a class this afternoon on Basic Computing - Internet.  Can I get a Woot! (or is that a Whoop?  I got confused about it)

#LibJobShadowFL #NLW14 #Libraries

UPDATE: I finished my run today on tweeting about working at the Bartow Library. You can check it out on Twitter via this link here.

That said, some documentation is in order...

For some reason over Easter weekend, a pair of free-range RV Campers were abandoned on the driveway into the library and city civic center (the grassy area where the tents are is Mosaic Park). Someone wanted to blockade the library. The RVs were moved eventually, but the mystery surrounding this event remains unsolved...

On Monday afternoons I teach computer class. Basic computing skills for the community of Bartow and surrounding cities. Today was Teh Intertubes! Many thanks to the attendees for being patient while I tweeted a few time during class (got to teach them Twitter in the process).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kitteh Update 4/17/14: Mal the Wrestler

Mal, now with free range of the home, has turned into this explosive furball of energy:
video
He's trying to chew every power cord in the house...  Bit scared about that.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kitteh Update: Zoe video

No videos of Simon or River yet from the Lakeland SPCA, but here's Zoe:


Kitteh Update: Jayne video

Also also: Jayne, just chillin... wanting to high five a hooman.


Kitteh Update: Inara video

Update from the previous post: seems River was NOT adopted, she's back on the list :(  I hope it wasn't a bad thing happening to her...

In the meantime, the SPCA has a video clip of some of the kittehs.  Here's Inara:


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kitteh Update 4/15/14: It's Fun To Stay At the S...P C A

...what?  the song just popped into mah head.

As you know, this Saturday I dropped off five of the kittehs - Inara, Jayne, River, Simon, and Zoe - at the Lakeland SPCA.  It takes a couple days of observation and treatment before the kittens are put out in the adoption rooms for the hoomans to walk in and go awwwwww.

The website is listing all of the available kittehs, and today all five joined the list...

Except River disappeared off that list in a damn hurry.

Kinda knew River would go early.  She's pretty, and active (she was the climber of the group, and the one most eager to hunt the dreaded danglely stringtoy).

To whomever adopted River from the Polk County area... I wish you luck, and I hope you're a good hooman for River to love.  Let me know how's she doing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kittehs Gonna Plan a Jailbreak 4/12/14

Today was the day...

Today I took the kittehs in to the Lakeland SPCA shelter for adopting them out...

Jayne getting a goodbye hug...


Zoe telling me how much of an idiot I am...
Shy Simon needing a little propping so the Shelter lady can get a good picture...


Inara looking very miffed / annoyed that I'm holding her up like that...

River was the first one into the cage, last one out... She's the climber of the litter, so I let her climb up my shoulder for the goodbye hug...

These five kittehs have moved on to the shelter, where hopefully they'll get treated for their flea woes and then properly adopted out hopefully to good homes.  Maybe a family might take two or three of them as a group, so the siblings can grow up together...

I'll keep in touch with the shelter to see how they're doing, if they get adopted.  If anybody in Lakeland/Polk County adopt any of the kittehs, please swing by this blog and drop me a line, let me know if the kittehs are settling in...

sniff...

Ocean doesn't seem to register yet that I came back without most of her kittehs.  Maybe by tonight it might sink in that it's just her and Mal now...  I hope she's content with the thought that she birthed a litter and that they were healthy enough to go out into the world...  I hope.