It seems no one puts Max in a corner. He's a wanderer and won't be held back. He's a lone wolf, a rebel, and, apparently, a book worm.
Unfortunately, Max wandered into the wrong building (multiple times) and got himself banned from a Minnesota library, but like many bad boys, he has found Internet fame.
Of course, the next step after achieving Internet fame is to publish a book. And hey, the people want what the people want!
It seemed unjust to me that Max— Finn, a Human (@relsqui) November 29, 2017
was not allowed to browse the stacks!
So I set out to make it right,
with pen and paper, desk and light.
I filed the forms. It wasn’t hard.
And now Max has a library card.
Every time Max went inside,— Finn, a Human (@relsqui) November 29, 2017
librarians from far and wide
would chase him out and whisper “Shoo!”
His owner had forbade him too.
Poor cat. No human thought that he
belonged inside the library.
“Please do not let in the cat,”— Finn, a Human (@relsqui) November 29, 2017
the sign said. By the door he sat.
His name was Max, I read and learned.
“He’s nice,” but this cat hadn’t earned
the right to come inside and read.
Why could it be? What did he need?
I need to know more to this story. What shenanigans does Max get up to?— Jen DW (@jendaviswilson) November 29, 2017
I feel like a journalist needs to contact Max for his side of the story.— Mo Ryan (@moryan) November 30, 2017
Well, mostly he just blocks the door to the library and tries to run in as soon as someone opens the door. The legend of Max might end up being a LOT more fun than the real Max. ;)— Alexis Logsdon (@librarianrover) November 29, 2017
But does he have a library card? This is important. 😸— Thrillhouse, Defender of Pumpkin Spice (@RexDartEskimoPi) November 29, 2017
It would be a violation of patron privacy for me to tell you that. 🤓— Alexis Logsdon (@librarianrover) November 29, 2017
Max's growing fan base quickly started brainstorming ideas for how to get him into the library. One person even made Max a library card.
all this does is make me want to let Max in the library even harder— jimm pegan (@jpegan) November 29, 2017
The only I know for sure is that I'm letting Max in the library.— Adam Mills (@ad_the_bad52) November 30, 2017
If I find this library, I'm letting Max in... try and stop me.— Roberto Vargas (@ReBoRN_616) November 30, 2017
We will all, like Gypsy, be staying tuned to find out what happens next in the epic saga of Max the cat.
Growing up as a Muslim-Albanian family with very patriarchal ideas on the way a family is supposed to operate, my idea of what a father should be was a very "man's man" one.
He brings home the bacon, laughs maybe five times a year, and was really into Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorcese movies. Oh, and a Marlboro Red had to be perpetually hanging out the side of his mouth.
Fast forward years later and here I am, dadding it up, and I'm not that, like, at all. The manliest thing I probably do is hit the gym, bro, and not shave my chest hair. Other than that though, I'm nothing like the former generation of "guy's guys" that raised me. Which I'm totally cool with, because I'm already learning special hair braids to try out on my daughter once she gets older. Because her old man might be a North Jersey meathead, but he's going to be a meathead who doesn't mind having tea parties and getting his nails painted with his little girl.