BASIC INFORMATION: 11 year old chonky tabby cat
PET’S NAME (and Owner’s Name): Neko (Erin Gallagher)
PET’S JOB TITLE: Director of Vermin Control; Chief Snuggle Officer; Assistant Feline Librarian (and Owner’s Job Title): Electronic Resources Librarian
OWNER’S INSTITUTION: University of Florida
BORN AND LIVED: My birthplace is a tantalizing mystery. Besides a two-year stint in Portland, Oregon, I’m a Florida Feline through and through.
WORK FROM HOME HIGHLIGHTS: My Human Handler is home far too much now, which disturbs my 22+ hour naps, but I do benefit from increased snugs.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT LIBRARIES: The humans who work in them apparently worship my kind. Books make good napping pillows.
IN MY SPARE TIME: I perpetrate a lot of lizard murder, much to the chagrin of my Human Handler. She appears not to appreciate the carefully dissected bodies I leave for her approval. Also, inappropriate self-bathing in the background of her Zoom meetings.
FAMILY: My Human Handler, of course, and a ragtag bunch of neighborhood wildlife including possums, raccoons, and squirrels.
MENTORS/ANIMALS WHO INSPIRE ME: Ship’s cats! Those intrepid felines who sailed the seas and rid the world of rats at every port of call.
THE CHANGE I HOPE TO MAKE: I’d like to decorate the world with open boxes, allowing all felines the joy of just sitting in them, doing nothing for hours.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO: I mean, my Human Handler has to go back to her office sometime, right?
PLANS FOR WHEN WORK FROM HOME ENDS: House party. Lizards not invited.