Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Invasion of the Librarians.

I have some librarians staying in one of my cottages at the moment. I suppose they could be described as ‘cottaging’, but I don’t think that particular euphemism applies to the female end of the gay spectrum.

I’ve had a lot of librarians stay over the years. I imagine self-catering is preferable to hotels as they have privacy, and don’t have to endure sniggering chambermaids and leering barmen.

For some reason they always seem to have a pair of Cairn or Highland terriers. I’m not sure if this is common to British librarians, or is unique to the Scottish branch of librarianship. Perhaps they are a ‘signifier’ to give the wink to those in the know. They could be paying tribute to ‘Greyfriars Bobby’, and displaying their loyalty until, and after, death.

Who knows? Does anyone actually give a toss?

Thought not.


Sniffy said...

Most librarians I know are into cats rather than dogs, but I suppose they can't go on holiday with them.

garfer said...

I accept cats, but I draw the line at anacondas (in case they swallow my cat).

Sniffy said...

I'd love to take my cats on holiday with me, but I'm afraid they'd do a runner.

I wouldn't like an anaconda.

How is oscar, btw?

garfer said...

Oscar is in fine fettle.

The cancer didn't reach his lymph nodes. They whipped it out and he has made a full recovery.

S.I.D. said...

Is Oscar your cat garfy? Your Wilde cat that is.

garfer said...

Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Tabby.

Yep. That's him.

Kyahgirl said...

I wondered about Oscar. Glad he's recovered.

Can't say as I know that much about the animal leanings of librarians, gay or otherwise.

garfer said...

Librarians are feral creatures.

It's best not to ask.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

You seem to know a lot about cottaging Cake-face!


*wonders if Sniffy has ever cottaged*

*wonders if Cake-face has*

*trots out, looking for tissues*

And no, before you ask, I haven't!

suburban wonder said...

Cottaging? Nadgers? What the fuck?

Throw the poor american a bone here!

garfer said...

Cottaging = sex in proper telephone boxes (or lavatory cubicles).
Nadgers = bollocks, testicles, dangly bits.

Will that do?

Wyndham said...

I'm really looking forward to that new greyfriers Bobby film that's coming out.

Am I fuck.

suburban wonder said...

Thank you. So, cottaging: I'm not a clean freak by any means, but eeeeuuuuuw! Unsanitary!

Gordon said...


Are dogs allowed in libraries now then? Or do the poor mutts get locked in the cottage all day?

Kyahgirl said...

thanks for the 'english' lesson garfer :-)
I had a completely different idea about cottaging. what a quaint word for sex in a phone booth!

pissoff said...

The only cottaging I've done is a cottage pie.... does that count?

MHN for short said...

You know PO,
they've made a huge movie franchise of cottaging pies...(American Pie 1,2 & I think, 3)

Pretty gross to my mind... ;-)

Glad to hear that Oscar is well. :-D