Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Fidel the Library Cat

This story and picture are from today's BBC news site. I've copied and posted it here because it made me smile and didn't want you to miss it :)


Fidel, an eight-year-old black cat, turns up at Deal library almost every day while his owners are at work.

He spends the day on his favourite blue chair, only leaving the building when he sees his owners arriving home.

Staff say they have never tried to encourage Fidel with food and even used to put him outside when he first began to visit them, but he always came back.

Heather Hilton, district manager for Deal Library, said: "Fidel certainly seems to like coming here and he's very popular with our customers.

"I think he's a bit of an art critic too because we sometimes see him examining the pictures on the gallery wall," she added.

A spokeswoman for Kent County Council which runs the library said Fidel was such a "dedicated customer" that he sometimes arrived before staff and could be found waiting at the front door.

Fidel is a rescue cat, whose owners chose him from a local sanctuary after he was found abandoned in a flat in Deal.

I want to go to Deal library!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


dawnmarieg said...

Hi Helena, thank you for this story, I just love stories like this, animals are amazing. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Hope you're on the up side of down. Dawn Marie.xx

Angel said...

That is a good story about a Library cat. I would like to go to the Library, too!

1st Mate said...

What a handsome fellow! He's certainly come up from his humble beginnings!

Julie said...

I'll come too! He's gorgeous!

Roz said...

Awwwwwwwwww bless... I love animal stories too.

When my first cat died (he was only 2 and had got run over), next doors cat came and sat next to his grave all day the following day after we buried him in the garden... awww. There was also another cat that our cat used to play with, he also came and sat next to the grave for a few hours as well.

Helena said...


Our cats have done the same, when one of their number dies and is buried in the garden. Strange, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I live in Deal and met Fidel today! I was looking on the shelves turned around, and there was the little assistant staring at me! I think he was trying to help me choose the right books (ie. about catching mice)

I stroked him for a while and he is very very friendly and affectionate. Can't wait to see him next time!