The A-Z Challenge-B

Hi everyone! For the letter B, I have one I wrote about before, Baker and Taylor the library cats, but they are worth another mention.

he True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town …………..and The World by Jan Louch and Lisa Rogak is a wonderful book. Jan Louch was an assistant librarian at a small town in Nevada when she decided to get a cat for the library. Her and the library director saved money and split all expenses for the cat. They knew they wanted two cats figuring one would be lonely, but they only had the funds for one at first. Luckily, after a short time, the Baker and Taylor company offered to buy the other cat for them and pay for expenses and the rest is history.

Angel Phoebe posed with it back in May 2016.


Back in April 2016, I wrote about Bionic Basil and Bailey the Boat Cat, 2 books I love and own. To read about them, click here.

We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop . I am thankful that I got to do a zoom meeting with my mom, sister, niece and her kids on Tuesday. Joanie even got to meow to The Great One. If you are not familiar with zoom, it is like Skype, but you can have a bunch of people in a meeting. It is free for 40 minutes and after that you can sign back in fr 40 more.

We are also joining  Sammy’s Poetry Day. Here is my poem to go with this photo prompt provided by Teddy’s Mom.

Sure this cabin is rustic and old
maybe the walls are covered in mold.
That doesn’t really matter to me
as long as it is virus free.
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1. April is a good time to ___________________
2.This time last year, ___________________.
3. I am determined to _________.
4. I have no intention of _________.


  1. Yup, as long as its virus free…that speaks to me!

    Glad you got some good ‘Zoom-ing’ in with your family!

    We had a Zoom meeting this evening scheduled from last week…and I forgot all about it…I was out walking enjoying some fresh air…cause I have to work the next two days. Hubby uses that all the time for his work from home stuff.

  2. Yes, you definitely want to find somewhere virus free!
    That sounds like a nice book, and a lovely photo of Angel Phoebe posing with it.

  3. Oh that’s a cute poem and I hope that place is virus free but more than that I hope YOUR PLACE is and stays that way!!!!! Sending you happy thoughts……..and thanks for being a poetry friend with us every week. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.

    Love, Pam and Teddy too

  4. The book sounds like a good read. Yes to your poem! Peaceful and virus free. Very nice that you were able to spend time with your family on Zoom. We talked to SSNS family last Friday on a group FaceTime. We are going to try Zoom this Friday. It will be interesting!
    Angel Phoebe♥ Lucky you have so many pictures of your sweet Fuzz Faces, Ellen.

    1. It is. Glad you are staying in touch with family by video chat 🙂 XO

  5. Yes, I’ve read Baker and Taylor’s book, but let’s face it, the very BEST library cat book is Dewey’s!

  6. Yes, those are really good books! We’ve never tried Zoom but we see that it sure is popular. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. What a lovely story, thanks for the recommend. Love that poem!

  8. Dat book sounds pawsome and we absolutely love your poem!! Ya’ll stay healthy & safe.

    Matt & Matilda

  9. Excellent choices! Watch out for Zoom cos I heard there are a lot of hackers on there and they don’t do anything to make the app safe. Last week was our Aunt’s birthday and we did a virtual party on FB chat.

    1. Thank you 🙂 And thanks for the zoom warning, I will stick with FB. XO

  10. Another great kitty book. I love the poem. I laughed out loud.

    I’m all ready for tomorrows Friendly Fill-ins.

    Have a fabulous day, Ellen. Big hug to you and scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  11. What a lovely book, angel Phoebe and your poem is lovely too😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

  12. Hahaha, good poem! I haven’t tried the Zoom thing yet, but it sounds like a great way to connect!

  13. I loved The True Tails of Baker and Taylor!!! One of my very favorite cat books.

  14. Library cats would tickle my fancy. Hooray for Zoom and for virus free cabins!

  15. I like the sound of that book and love the pic of the old cabin. Ahhhhh if walls could only talk.

  16. Mom has read and enjoyed all three of the books you mentioned, and she would recommend them as well. Nice to see Phoebe always. Good job with the poem as well. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  17. Love the kitties and poem ~ that is cabin precious ~ ‘virus free’

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. I believe I have this on my bookshelf and have it read it yet. Thanks for the reminder!

  19. HAHA! The poem was cute. Yes, these days, as long as it’s virus free – it’s good 🙂

  20. This is a wonderful book to share. I love Baker and Taylor and their story. And your poem is wonderful, too! I love the twist it took at the end. You always have such a clever way of ending your poems. Purrs!

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