Rider librarians are working from home right now, and that means we have different co-workers than usual! Here are some the cute faces we get to see as we work each day. Enjoy!
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Hamchok the hamster enjoys fresh produce, running in her ball, and trying to escape elaborate block mazes.
Owner: stepdaughter of Alexis Kaelin, Adjunct Librarian
Chloe is a 2 year old pointer mix, who loves to stand guard and protect us from the squirrels in the backyard. She licks everything in sight (she's part snake) and loves everyone.
Owner: David M. Reynolds, Library Systems Manager
Kona is a vocal ten-year-old black cat who has only recently discovered the addictiveness of treats. Named after one of the favorite vacation destinations of her owners and the delicious black beverage of the beans grown there, Kona is not certain about their constant quarantine presence but does avail herself of the increased opportunity for treats. She is currently obsessed with the strays that traipse through HER yard on the way to the neighbor's. She wants you to know that she is NOT a lap cat and does not like to be picked up for more than a second. However, if you open a lens wipe foil packet, she is RIGHT THERE so she can snatch it and RUN. 11/10 is a clever bean.
Owner: Melissa A. Hofmann, Associate Professor-Librarian, Bibliographic Control Librarian
Chase is a Mini Schnauzer. While she may look like a puppy, she's actually 13 years old! She loves napping and pretending like she's her owner's personal security detail while on walks in the neighborhood.
Owner: Taysha Gateau-Barrera, Adjunct Librarian
This is MacDuff, Duke of Argyll, Thane of Fife (named after the head of the clan Campbell [Argyll] and the character from Macbeth. His nicknames include Duff, Duffy, The Duffster, and *#?!&* when he nearly trips us. In all his pictures he looks very solemn but is constantly curious, and loves to play. He wasn't amused at all by his Christmas collar, but he was a gentleman about it.
Owned by Walt Campbell, husband of Diane Campbell, Business Librarian, who gets his attention when Walt's not available
This is Miss Safari out sunning for a little bit. She is always cold and always ready to curl up under the blankets with you. She tried on my mask, nope she is not liking it. She is sweet and loving until she gets together with Callie and Candy and then she becomes the leader of the pack. She is 11 or so not really sure as she was a rescue. She is part chihuahua and part Italian greyhound = Greyhuahua. She loves to shop and ride anywhere in the car. Bundle of Joy.
Owner: Coleen Carr, Office Specialist, Moore Library Acquisitions
This is Nemo. She’s 16 years old this summer! Nemo loves prowling the back yard, begging for treats, and yelling in my face first thing in the morning.
Owner: Jacob T. Hughes, Evening Circulations Staff
Here is Emma, Enzo and Estevan. Emma is a tabby cat who enjoys soaking in the sun. She is the queen of the house and is 15 years old. Enzo (wearing the bowtie) is 5 years old and is a super smart cat. He knows how to do over 12 tricks, which include sit, lay, and twirl. Estevan is almost 2 years old and we found him in our backyard. Both Enzo and Estevan enjoy attending Zoom meetings.
Owner: Sharon Whitfield, Electronic Resources and User Access Librarian.
Meet these matching pets! Wolfie is a pit bull/hound mix dog. She is 4 and 1/2 years old. Sarafina is a tortoiseshell cat, almost 3 years old.
Owner: Heather Dalal, Associate Professor-Librarian
This is Holly. She is a 5 year old domestic shorthair who is a total lap cat. She loves it when I work from home so she can camp out on my lap all day long!
Owner: Julia Telondis, Archives Specialist, Moore Library - Special Collections
Meet Bella. She is 13 years young, Yorkiepoo. Bella enjoys napping, being with her peoples, and occasionally sneaking foods from her humans.
Owner: Jenny Scro, Evening Circulation Supervisor
Meet Sami Starr (Power). She's a 7 year old Shih Tzu. Sami is an old soul whose main job is to take care of her Mama, me. She watches and waits for me, never eats food off the floor, and makes sure the yard is safe from bunnies, birds, and chipmunks. Sami is an absolute joy!
Owner: Janice Kucak, Executive Secretary
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