Browser Keeps His Library Job!


Well, the Interwebs has spoken: Browser the Library Cat will keep the job he holds so dear. Ever the overachiever, Browser attends the library’s GED classes and has earned an honorary diploma. Every year the library sells a Browser calendar as a fundraiser.

But as reported here, a disgruntled dog owner rallied to have the former feral fired from his job as the Library Cat in White Settlement, Texas, after the whiner was denied permission to bring a puppy to work at city hall.

Councilman Elzie Clements led the attack on Browser, saying “City Hall and city businesses are no place for animals.” Then Council member Steve Ott jumped on the fire-Browser bandwagon, expressing concerns about the danger of cat dander allergens.

Two weeks ago, the city council voted 2-1 to give Browser his pink slip. The decision found its way to the Interwebs, a petition to reinstate Browser was started, and over 1000 cat lovers from around the world begged the city council to reconsider. Smothered by the avalanche of complaints, the council members reconvened and voted unanimously to let Browser keep his job.

Browser was touched by all the support. “I wuz werried that I wood wunse agin be livin on the meen streets of Wite Settlement,” he told Mousebreath in an email interview. “But my fanz rallied arownd me and I can nap in the stacks  agin. It is a viktery for felines evryware.”

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Mousebreath Magazine is an award-winning online magazine that celebrates cats and the cat-centric lifestyle. Editor Karen Nichols is a popular conference speaker and writer, whose current project is The Cat Scout Handbook. She is also the denmaster at

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  1. Toffee Ripple Fuzzypants says:

    Fank gudness Bowser’s job iz sayf!

  2. Elsie says:

    YASS! Anudder viktry fur feelyne kynd!

    LC Mpress of All Tings

  3. Raine says:

    Best news all day! We felt terrible when we heard he was fired. Wow, petitions and action can make a difference! Thank you for the update. Happy 4th.

  4. Kitties Blue says:

    Yippee…we had our mommy sign the petition.

  5. Maureen says:

    Congrats to Browser. This is a very important position to have and Browser is the perfect example of what a library cat should be. More power to you Browser – from Triplet and Uti in darkest (South) Africa xxx.

  6. Wow! So good to hear and my faith has been restored somewhat in humanity (still aware of the haters in the world out there) and how the system worked for Browser! Very happy to read this on America’s Independence Day. Happy 4th of July!

  7. Way to go, Browser! Your fans adore you and are glad we all prevailed.


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