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Updated on June, 26th, 2011 by Duddie Foxclaw

Steve Wills becomes a Freelancer

In the near future, the Tabbitarium will take on a slightly different look. After two years as the Open Source Innovator for LYRASIS, I will be venturing out into new opportunities. With 30 years of experience in IT, Software development and Architecture of "Legacy Forward" Solutions, I am excited to bring my unique perspective to the non-profit community.

The mission of the Tabbitarium is to research, develop and advocate the use of Open Source Software in the areas of literacy, the environment, and animal rights.

More refugees arrive while Duddie visits ALA 2011

While Duddie and his librarian friends use Free Kittens as a metaphor, Dulcie gives a home to yet another stray cat.

The National Cat Rescue

The Tabbitarium is proud to announce that our Cat rescue initiative now has a myspace page! You can visit NationWide Cat Rescue on myspace, twitter as well as here at the Tabbitarium under the Cats link on our main menu.

Latest Diary Entries

Updated on Oct, 20th, 2011 by Duddie Foxclaw

Holiday Table Scraps, Pet treat or Poison?

The holidays are upon us. Little Tabby is likely to be interested in the holiday festivities, especially the wonderful smells coming from the dining table. When your pet looks up adoringly at you and begs for some goodies off your plate, here are some things to keep in mind....... More…

In Memory of an 18 Tiger Massacre!

Exotic wildlife was his love. His inability to care properly for the 56 exotic creatures who lived on his 73-acre private reserve, a fierce menagerie...... More…

Free Cats and Software, Get Em Here!

Free Software is like Free Kittens, cute and cuddley and make you say "AWWW"...... More…

Japanese Tabby In Nuclear Waste Zone.

In each of these events, the toll on our animal population is also profound. Recently, I ran across the story of one kind japanese person who is putting on a radiation suit and heading back into an irradiated areas of Japan to bring food to the cats that, of course, did not make it out of the area...... More…

Lenny Embarks Towards Tabby Valhalla

The loss of a pet can have a profound impact on a family. Our own dearly beloved Lenny "Two Left Feet" Buff Bear left and the void in our midsts is greater than the valley we live in by miles..... More…

Support your local Library

last week I went to a convention in Boston called ALA Mid Winter. Its a time when librarians get together to discuss all those technical things that go into organizing a collection.... More…

To Kill Shelter or No-Kill Shelter?

The Old man's church group had a discussion about kill vs no-kill shelters this past week and General Mew of KILSHELTCON celebrates Tabby Veterans Day.... More…

Michael Jackson, for the Kittens...

The old man has been reminiscing about Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, and the childhood he had. He keeps saying that Michael was probably broken and clearly how unhappy he seemed to be...... More…

For our fallen firefighters

It is raining outside and unseasonably cold. The grey sky literally melts onto the horizon in a damp uninviting sheet. The old man is getting ready to go into Worcester for the Worcester 6K race/walk, one of the largest community events in the second largest city in Massachusetts...... More…

And to think:

“A Cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin.” --Fred Schwab