If you connect books with cats you’re not alone. Residents in a Texas town have felt that way for at least six years and now they have to say goodbye to a beloved part of that equation.
Browser the library cat will have to leave his library location in White Settlement, Texas, if a city council decision goes through, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Public response has been shock.
“This is not just a cat, it’s like a family pet,” Browser fan and former Councilman Alan Price told the Star-Telegram. Price said the cat’s fans “will petition for an election if we need to — we’ll take this to November. I don’t think that will be any problem.”
A change of course could come for the cat, who has taken up residence at the library for six years. The council is due to reconsider the decision at the July 12 meeting, two days short of Browser’s removal.
Lillian Blackburn, president of the Friends of the White Settlement Public Library, is for “anything we can do for this cat. That cat has been loved by people of all ages for six years.”
We understand why. Cats and books make a great pair. We’re pulling for a change of heart, and mind, by July.