Meetin’ Pete

I’m not going to talk about the elephant in the room.

Pete the Cat evidently frequents the LaPrade Library in Chesterfield. Sources say he reads a wide swath of authors. Sidney Sheldon, Tony Robbins, Omar Khayyam, Jill Johnston – pretty standard stuff. J.D. Salinger, too, which is a little concerning. No overdue books noted, but in ’09 he was fined for “significant damage” to a work by George Rodrigue.

But you aren’t here to study Pete the Cat’s literary habits – this isn’t petethecat.com, it’s joetremblay.com. So let’s see some Joe. And let’s try not to talk about the elephant in the room.

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Joe first saw Pete outside, where he was skateboarding.

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Off to a bad start, Pete. Joe said, “Oh, I get it. ‘Edgy.’ Yawn.”

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Now we’re getting somewhere! Story time with Joe’s new friend Ms. Finch, daughter of one of his school-faves (also a Ms. Finch).

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Our big boy likes story time.

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Quick photo op at the end. We wanted to skip it, but didn’t want to disappoint such a big fan. You’re welcome Pete. A distracted Joe told Pete, “Hole … hole … holy cow your books are great!”

OK, I’m just going to say it, because we’re all thinking it. That’s creepy. The library did a super job, the guy in cover-band Pete was terrific, we’re very thankful for the event and all three of us had a great time. Still creepy.

A few more photos in a Flickr album.

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