Saturday, June 14, 2008

To Say Nothing of the Cat

While my human is upstairs working and not paying attention to me, I thought I'd lend a paw with today's blog post (she thinks I sit on her lap while she's online because I want a cuddle, not because I'm interested in her passwords. Tomorrow the workmen are coming to install the koi pond I ordered online from Pools & Fish R Us.)

We haven't met, have we? Call me Jeri. My human hardly ever takes pictures of me, but she's always distracted by that loud, nosy, obnoxious mutt . . . what was his name? Buzzy, Buggy? Something like that. In any case, here's my latest self-portrait:

Jericho, June 13, 2008

As photos go, this one simply shouts taste, style and dignity, don't you think? One can never groom too long or too often, I believe. I'm also quite picky about things like my bedding. See my lovely duvet? It not only matches my fur, it camoflauges me so well that the stupid dog can't see me when I'm trying to take one of my forty-seven daily naps.

Let's see, what happened today . . . napped, stretched, napped, yawned, napped, groomed, napped, rolled over, napped, licked my butt, napped, tormented the mutt, napped . . . a quiet day for the most part, as my human left early and took the two large, loud, nosy obnoxious mini-humans out with her.

I knew she wasn't driving them to the Smiling Man in the white coat who jabs needles in my bottom -- he only tortures felines and mutts -- so I guessed they were going to shop for some new treats for me. I practiced my surprised glare in the bathroom mirror (in between naps, of course) until they returned.

Well, you're never going to believe what she brought when she finally did come home. No, not treats for me. No crunchies or chewies, no new scratching post or catnip, not even so much as a fake mouse made out of bits of rug. No, my human purchased these:

Wild Hunt by Lori Devoti, Through the Veil by Shiloh Walker, Steal the Dragon by Patricia Briggs, The Serpent Bride by Sara Douglass, A Writer's Space by Eric Maisel, The Writer's I Ching by Jessica Page Morrell, Satisfaction Guaranteed by Charlene Teglia, The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle, and Cathedrals of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

Books. Yes, I was as shocked as you. First of all, they're useless. I can't eat them, chew on them or even use them to tidy up things after I relieve myself. I have tried, several times, but it made my human scream too much. Second, it's not as if we don't have any already -- they're in every room of the house, for Bast's sake.

It wouldn't be so bad if some of them were about cats, but I checked each one, and there wasn't a single feline story in the entire stack. It appears that my human would rather read about hellhounds, Under Realms, dragons, brides of serpents (I thought we got this one for free after forty minutes of fumbling the other night), space, ching (what the devil IS a ching?), satisfaction, ruby keys and cathedrals.

And after all I've done for her. Well, the next time I feel a hairball coming up, I'm not going to politely deposit it on the foyer tile. No, I think I'll need to lie down before I ralph. Perhaps in the center of her bed pillow.

That's all the news from my corner of the furry world. Before I take my next nap, what are you humans buying at the book store these days? Any tales of fierce felines and courageous cats, or have you too thrown yourselves to the hellhounds? Do tell me in comments.

52 comments:

  1. Humans. Meh! The only reason I keep mine is because she knows how to pick up my hairballs and get that annoying itch I can't reach. Yours got books instead of catnip and fresh fish? We gotta get a better class of owner.

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  2. In the past couple of weeks I've brought home Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas, Lover Enshrined by JR Ward, Dark Desires After Dusk and Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole, The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter, Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves,Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase, Letters to a Secret Lover by Toni Blake, Hot Spell by Emma Holly, Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker & Meljean Brook and Never Too Late by Robyn Carr. Nothing about courageous cats as far as I know since I've only read the JR Ward book so far but I'm hoping they are all purr-fectly good reads nonetheless. : )

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  3. Ooooh, did the poor wee kitty forget to notice the Cat on the cover of The Ruby Key? Shockingly, the Cat is also *between* the covers. And here I thought jumping to conclusions was too much effort for you between naps today...

    (and keep your hairballs to yourself, fur-face.) :P

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  4. Ohhh, Maybe you'll tell us about the i Ching for writers when you've read it. :)

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  5. Alas, devil-eye-cat, I'm not allowed to buy books at the moment, due to a small financial crisis.

    I could tell you the tale of How My Cat Broke My Shiny Inkjet Printer, except I don't know exactly how she did it.

    Were I buying books, they'd be more Patrick O'Brians, as I'm now reading the last one I have in hand! Eep!

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  6. Delightful post, old chap.

    Today I'm reading Virginia Wolfe. She liked cats, I think.

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  7. Hi Jeri, nice to meet you. You're a very attractive cat.

    I'm sorry to say that the latest books I bought don't have felines in them, either. Here's a link to the post I wrote last night - must be something in the air about TBR pile posts. Though I should maybe edit the part where I say I still have two unread Stardoc novels on that pile. ;)

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  8. Hey, my book! How cool. :)
    Last book I bought with a cat in it...probably a Tanya Huff. The Summoning series would be good reading for any feline.
    So far as hellhounds--I did buy some of those too--like around 50 of them! (much to my husband's chagrin) :D
    Lori

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  9. I haven't bought any books lately as I am too busy catching up on the ones I already have. But I'm getting ready to buy Twilight Fall next month. :D

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  10. Do Nalini Singh's leopard Changelings count as cats? Or Ilona Andrews' lion shapeshifter? The rest of my books are catless, unless one turns up in Marjorie Liu, Jeaniene Frost, Loretta Chase, Kelley Armstrong, or the Blaze anthology What I Did on My Summer Vacation. You never know where a cat will turn up.

    Squee. Satisfaction. Hope you like Bluebeard's closet. *eg*

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  11. Arwen's Carmen said... Humans. Meh! The only reason I keep mine is because she knows how to pick up my hairballs and get that annoying itch I can't reach.

    They are handy that way, aren't they?

    Yours got books instead of catnip and fresh fish? We gotta get a better class of owner.

    Well, she saved my life when I was a kitten, so there's a certain moral obligation to look after her and make sure she doesn't run wild. You know how soft-hearted humans are. Eventually I'll train her to understand that I come first, then my brothers, the mini-humans, her mate, that mutt, etc.

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  12. Oh, happy sigh. My book is in that pile...

    Jeri, I actually did read a 'feline' sort of book. One the Breed books by Lora Leigh-you might actually find it sort of interesting. Human DNA mixed with feline or wolf DNA. This one had a "Cougar Breed" - wondering if that's feline enough to make you feel any better about books and reading.

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  13. Beki said... Nothing about courageous cats as far as I know since I've only read the JR Ward book so far but I'm hoping they are all purr-fectly good reads nonetheless.

    Hmmmm. You need to be adopted by a feline with a firm hand, I think.

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  14. Valerie Comer said...Ooooh, did the poor wee kitty forget to notice the Cat on the cover of The Ruby Key?

    I was distracted by the illustrations of the mini-humans. Sniff.

    Shockingly, the Cat is also *between* the covers. And here I thought jumping to conclusions was too much effort for you between naps today...

    That catty tone sounds so familiar . . . .you wouldn't happen to be one of my ex-girlfriends, would you?

    (and keep your hairballs to yourself, fur-face.)

    Omigod, I'd recognize that sneer anywhere. Valencia, darling, I've missed you so much. Why haven't you forgiven me and come home? I told you that calico meant nothing. Nor did those Siamese twins. And that Persian did not have my kittens, I swear. My human got me fixed, remember?

    IM me as soon as you can. We have so much to catch up on.

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  15. Sasha White said...Ohhh, Maybe you'll tell us about the i Ching for writers when you've read it.

    Of course, just as soon as I take a few more naps. There is an entire deck of cards in the back of the Ching book, btw. As if my human needs more cards to fiddle with.

    Your name sounds so familiar . . . wait, I know you -- you're that author who makes my human's cheeks turn pink whenever she's reading your books (I didn't think that was possible, given her advanced age, but there you have it.) Then she calls her mate at work and tells him to come home early. Very odd, if you ask me.

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  16. buffysquirrel said...Alas, devil-eye-cat, I'm not allowed to buy books at the moment, due to a small financial crisis.

    Oh, dear. I hope it passes soon. Have you tried that download of the bride of serpent book? It's not about cats, unfortunately, and it takes a bit of fumbling, but it is free.

    I could tell you the tale of How My Cat Broke My Shiny Inkjet Printer, except I don't know exactly how she did it.

    She's a lovely girl, I'm sure it wasn't her fault. Excuse me, I have to go and erase some e-mails.

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  17. Leatherdykeuk said... Delightful post, old chap.

    Thank you, kind friend. I do try to entertain as much as inspire awe.

    Today I'm reading Virginia Wolfe. She liked cats, I think.

    Ah, Virginia, another pet I wish I'd been alive to own. When she passed, Bast made her one of our minor deities. A great honor for a human, and entirely appropriate, I thought.

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  18. Gabriele C. said...Hi Jeri, nice to meet you. You're a very attractive cat.

    Likewise, dear lady. And may I say that you European humans have wonderful taste as well as excellent powers of observation?

    I'm sorry to say that the latest books I bought don't have felines in them, either. Here's a link to the post I wrote last night - must be something in the air about TBR pile posts. Though I should maybe edit the part where I say I still have two unread Stardoc novels on that pile.

    Well, one can't be perfect. I'm sure you'll make up for it the next time you visit the book shop.

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  19. Lori Devoti said...Hey, my book! How cool.

    The hellhound writer. I need to have a few words with you, madam. Such as, why didn't you consider hellcats for this series?

    Last book I bought with a cat in it...probably a Tanya Huff. The Summoning series would be good reading for any feline.

    Dear Tanya is a constant and true friend to felines, true. Unlike some writers I could mention. Sniff.

    So far as hellhounds--I did buy some of those too--like around 50 of them! (much to my husband's chagrin)

    When you could have bought some lovely cat books? Obviously you need to be retrained at once. I'll notify the Human Management Committee.

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  20. lissalb8 said...I haven't bought any books lately as I am too busy catching up on the ones I already have. But I'm getting ready to buy Twilight Fall next month.

    Much appreciated, Lissa. Especially with the cost of cat treats on the rise.

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  21. Charlene said...Do Nalini Singh's leopard Changelings count as cats? Or Ilona Andrews' lion shapeshifter?

    Books about distant and/or wild cousin felines are always acceptable.

    The rest of my books are catless, unless one turns up in Marjorie Liu, Jeaniene Frost, Loretta Chase, Kelley Armstrong, or the Blaze anthology What I Did on My Summer Vacation. You never know where a cat will turn up.

    Marjorie loves us; her very first novel had a human who turned into a cat, can you think of any better story? Kelley, not so much. Perhaps she's been hanging out with that misguided Lori Devoti person.

    Squee. Satisfaction. Hope you like Bluebeard's closet.

    Anyplace I can curl up for a snooze and not be bothered by the dog is fine by me.

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  22. Jericho, I just had to reply even if it involved dictating this to my human. Sadly she won't let me near the keyboard after that awkward email incident (I was innocent I tell you). Anywho, your human's list looks remarkably like my human's pile (and she's making noises about the Writer's Space and the Writer's I Ching). Lovely picture by the way, my human recently purchase a new sleep platform and duvet for moi, which is quite comfortable now that I've figured out how to get up there. Have a great day and enjoy your naps.
    Headbutts,
    Savannah Jane

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  23. You think you've got it bad? Our food lady went to the Printer's Row Book Fair last weekend and brought home more books than we can count. She was so excited about this big clunky copy of "Gone With the Wind" just because it was old. But she already owns a copy!! I don't understand humans.

    But, she's not all bad. Her WIP does feature two remarkably beautiful and brilliant cats based off of us. We'll let you know if she ever finishes and gets it published so you can go online and order it when your human is busy. Oh, and btw, you are simply gorgeous. Black and white cats are far superior to everyone else, don't you agree?

    luv and catnip,
    Gus & Argie

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  24. I haven't bought it yet but there is a book coming out (the lady is hit by lightning and is able to hear cats talkin got her). Unfortunately I'm with my mom who's in the hospital and I can't remember the name of the author or the title.

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  25. shilohwalker said...Jeri, I actually did read a 'feline' sort of book. One the Breed books by Lora Leigh-you might actually find it sort of interesting.

    I'm always interested in breeding a feline or twelve. ;)

    Human DNA mixed with feline or wolf DNA. This one had a "Cougar Breed" - wondering if that's feline enough to make you feel any better about books and reading.

    Cougars are rather standoffish as felines go -- it's all that living alone in the mountains that makes them such snobs -- but my little brother sometimes fancies himself as having a bit of cougar blood. He can't climb to the top of the bookcases as well as I can, though, when we play Drop Down on the Unsuspecting Human's Shoulders.

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  26. Jeri, When your human is done reading the Writer's I Ching, and the one about Writer's Spaces, I'd love to know what she thought of them. I also enjoy reading books like that (Non-fiction about living a writer's life) as well as good novels.

    I am currently reading books about economics, since the antagonist of the WIP is an economist. It is soooo interesting! Who knew?

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  27. Savannah Jane said...Jericho, I just had to reply even if it involved dictating this to my human. Sadly she won't let me near the keyboard after that awkward email incident (I was innocent I tell you).

    They always blame everything bad that happens on the feline, don't they? A vase gets broken, it's my fault, a window blind hangs askew, it's my fault, a deceased cockroach lands on the dinner table, it's my fault, the dog has mysterious diagonal scratch on his snout -- all right, that one was my fault, but it was self-defense. You'd do the same if someone tried to smell your bottom four hundred times a day.

    Anywho, your human's list looks remarkably like my human's pile (and she's making noises about the Writer's Space and the Writer's I Ching).

    They can't get enough of those, can they? Pitiful. She might have bought something really useful, like Finding Your Inner Kitten or How Cats Saved Human Civilization.

    Lovely picture by the way, my human recently purchase a new sleep platform and duvet for moi, which is quite comfortable now that I've figured out how to get up there. Have a great day and enjoy your naps.

    I envy you, Savannah. I'm still forced to use the dining tables as my sleeping platforms, and then these mini-humans insist on shooing me off before they eat. As if a bit of cat hair ruins anything...

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  28. Gus & Argie said...You think you've got it bad? Our food lady went to the Printer's Row Book Fair last weekend and brought home more books than we can count. She was so excited about this big clunky copy of "Gone With the Wind" just because it was old. But she already owns a copy!!

    Don't let the fact that it's old fool you; I've made that mistake before. If she finds you chewing on the corners or using it as a scratching pad she'll make the most horrific noise.

    I don't understand humans.

    Don't fret. Primitive species and their behaviors are often unfathomable to those of us who have moved considerable higher on the evolutionary ladder.

    But, she's not all bad. Her WIP does feature two remarkably beautiful and brilliant cats based off of us. We'll let you know if she ever finishes and gets it published so you can go online and order it when your human is busy.

    Smashing idea -- do keep me informed.

    Oh, and btw, you are simply gorgeous. Black and white cats are far superior to everyone else, don't you agree?

    Thank you. Modesty and a brown-striped tabby brother prevent me from confirming that which of course everyone already knows. ;)

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  29. Tammy said... I haven't bought it yet but there is a book coming out (the lady is hit by lightning and is able to hear cats talkin got her).

    Very interesting premise. I wonder if it's based on actual research, and if I could somehow persuade Lynn to stand outside with a golf club during the next storm here...

    Unfortunately I'm with my mom who's in the hospital and I can't remember the name of the author or the title.

    I've always thought it slightly criminal that hospitals don't allow us to visit our humans when they must stay in them. I hope she gets well soon, Tammy.

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  30. Margaret Yang said... Jeri, When your human is done reading the Writer's I Ching, and the one about Writer's Spaces, I'd love to know what she thought of them.

    I do believe she's planning to write a post about them shortly, Margaret. She has some notes here on the desk already started.

    I am currently reading books about economics, since the antagonist of the WIP is an economist. It is soooo interesting! Who knew?

    I rather like books on economic theory; they've helped me tremendously with my stock market business. I mean, my human's.

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  31. Sorry, Jeri but I'm a Hell Hound gal myself. You write a hilarious blog though. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and hope you sneak in some more posts in the future. I thoroughly enjoy what your human writes as well so don't get a swelled kitty head.

    Nowadays when I go to the bookstore I look for vampire fiction, ghost stories, and other supernatural themes. Currently reading "Bitten and Smitten" by Michelle Rowen.

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  32. y, Jeri has his own blog as well, though he's still trying to hide it. ;)

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  33. You inspired me to show my own 'office help' http://tamiparrington.blogspot.com/2008/06/my-office-helpers.html I gave you credit for the inspiration. :)

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  34. Tammy2:28 PM

    Hi Jeri,

    Thanks for the good wishes for mom - I KNOW she'd feel better if one of my fur-babies was here sleeping on her like they do at home.

    Anyways I finally remembered the author and title of that book - A Curious Affair by Melanie Jackson. If you can get your human distracted for a few minutes you might be able to converse with Atherton (the cat from the book - he's on my space - see the link). http://www.myspace.com/athertoncat

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  35. Hi Jericho! My name's Jen, and I'm the pet of a cat who happens to be named Joshua. I'm a silent reader of your pet human's blog (I've heard so many wonderful things about her that I was frightened to comment).

    I'm still a kitten, so I read mostly kitten books, and your human would probably not be too interested. My favorite feline stories are in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter.

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  36. Jericho, you have a very intelligent face. I'm just about to start From Dead to Worse from Charlaine Harris and there may be a kitty of sorts in that. I do have a cat here in my office, sleeping on a blanket behind my chair. She belongs to my neighbor but has decided that this house is more fun. And she's rather partial to brown rice--or perhaps she's just screwing with me.

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  37. Jericho, since my stories work well for your human, maybe you should send Valencia one...she might call and ask you to come over. *smile*

    I see a copy of "Trouble" right there in the photo...that one would work, although there is a feline in my novella in THE COP...she's only there for a brief time...might not be good for you to read about her.

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  38. Anonymous7:13 PM

    LOL! I love you Jeri! You need to stop by more often! I have 5 cats, 3 dogs, 4 hamsters and 3 horses. Every time I turn around, there's another fur-baby to love!

    Anyway, I just bought Mercedes Lackey's newest book "The Snow Queen", Tate Hallaway's first 3 books of the Garnet Lacey series, Jean Johnson's "The Cat" and Vicki Pettersson's "Scent of Shadows". Have I bought enough yet? NO! I have more stuff on order. Take care!

    Tami
    Jacksonville

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  39. Heya, Jeri.

    Don't worry, kitty. Cat books have not been abandoned everywhere. My husband has been on a cat book binge to the point it's dangerous to take him into a bookstore. We have picture books and how to take take care of kitties and cat history books and encyclopedias of cats and so many more!

    We can't wait until we can get our own kitties that so they can complain about our book collection too!

    *lots of pets and scritches and treats for you*

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  40. My mom is reading all of David Weber's Honor Harrington series..she can't get enough of those treecats with empathic senses. Mom figures they'll do as methadone 'til your mom's newest book(s) come out or her backlist it released into Kindle format. Did you know that if you step on the edge of her Kindle while she's in the bathroom, you can lose her place but good..I don't think I've ever seen quite that look on her face before. But, she's weird that way.

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  41. Y said...Sorry, Jeri but I'm a Hell Hound gal myself.

    Oh, my, another one. Fortunately there are many excellent therapists available for you humans.

    You write a hilarious blog though. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and hope you sneak in some more posts in the future.

    I believe that can be arranged.

    I thoroughly enjoy what your human writes as well so don't get a swelled kitty head.

    You're still assuming that she writes all of it. My brilliant masquerade is still working!

    Nowadays when I go to the bookstore I look for vampire fiction, ghost stories, and other supernatural themes. Currently reading "Bitten and Smitten" by Michelle Rowen.

    I know her, she's in the Canadian author section. Her and Sasha White's books take up entirely too much space on my favorite sunning shelf. But humans often forget that bookcases were originally intended as feline perch and lounge areas.

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  42. Miss Write said...You inspired me to show my own 'office help' http://tamiparrington.blogspot.com/2008/06/my-office-helpers.html I gave you credit for the inspiration.

    Thank you, kind lady. It's good to know that you're being looked after properly, too. Although I would definitely consider getting rid of those unsightly couch potatoes growing atop your furnishings. They don't appear to be good for anything but attracting fleas.

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  43. Tammy said...Thanks for the good wishes for mom - I KNOW she'd feel better if one of my fur-babies was here sleeping on her like they do at home.

    Until she can come home, they'll be keeping her in their prayers, which is the next best thing.

    Anyways I finally remembered the author and title of that book - A Curious Affair by Melanie Jackson. If you can get your human distracted for a few minutes you might be able to converse with Atherton (the cat from the book - he's on my space - see the link). http://www.myspace.com/athertoncat


    He is a handsome fellow. Thank you for the title and author information on the book you mentioned, Tammy; I have a feeling that my human is going to want to read that one. :)

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  44. Jen said...Hi Jericho! My name's Jen, and I'm the pet of a cat who happens to be named Joshua. I'm a silent reader of your pet human's blog (I've heard so many wonderful things about her that I was frightened to comment).

    She's not all that wonderful, trust me. If she was I'd have more catnip, toys and treats on hand.

    I'm still a kitten, so I read mostly kitten books, and your human would probably not be too interested. My favorite feline stories are in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter.

    My human does read kitten books on occasion so she can talk about them with her mini-humans, so I will make note of it. Somehow I'll break that female mini-human of her obsession with dog books....

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  45. Darlene said...Jericho, you have a very intelligent face.

    Thank you, dear lady. I am rather on the bright side, as it happens -- I joined Meow Mensa just after I lost my milk teeth.

    I'm just about to start From Dead to Worse from Charlaine Harris and there may be a kitty of sorts in that.

    Well, if there's not, I'm depending on you to send an indignant letter of protest to the author. I can't do this all by myself, you know.

    I do have a cat here in my office, sleeping on a blanket behind my chair. She belongs to my neighbor but has decided that this house is more fun. And she's rather partial to brown rice--or perhaps she's just screwing with me.

    That is a great compliment to you -- we rarely choose to adopt more than one human at a time. I like a little brown rice now and then, especially when my human puts it in her shrimp gumbo. But will the selfish thing share her dinner plate with me?

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  46. Sasha said...Jericho, since my stories work well for your human, maybe you should send Valencia one...she might call and ask you to come over. *smile*

    I've tried, Sasha, but all I'm getting is an ominous silence. I shouldn't have let her catch me frolicking with the twins. She simply refused to believe we were only playing leap on the frog.

    I see a copy of "Trouble" right there in the photo...that one would work, although there is a feline in my novella in THE COP...she's only there for a brief time...might not be good for you to read about her.

    No worries, dear girl, I understand that you need time to develop as a writer. Once you've reached your full literary potential you'll understand how vital cats are to any story.

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  47. Tami said...I love you Jeri! You need to stop by more often!

    Finally, a human who properly appreciates me.

    I have 5 cats, 3 dogs, 4 hamsters and 3 horses. Every time I turn around, there's another fur-baby to love!

    I've talked with your five cats, and they would like to play with the hamsters. Perhaps you could let them out of their cages for a few minutes?

    Anyway, I just bought Mercedes Lackey's newest book "The Snow Queen", Tate Hallaway's first 3 books of the Garnet Lacey series, Jean Johnson's "The Cat" and Vicki Pettersson's "Scent of Shadows".

    That Jean Johnson book sounds promising. And do think about the hamster thing, will you?

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  48. Gerriwritinglog said...Don't worry, kitty. Cat books have not been abandoned everywhere. My husband has been on a cat book binge to the point it's dangerous to take him into a bookstore.

    You are very fortunate in your choice of mates, Gerri. He sounds utterly marvelous.

    We have picture books and how to take take care of kitties and cat history books and encyclopedias of cats and so many more!

    Remember the smartest thing a human ever said: You can never be too rich, too thin, or be adopted by too many cats. That goes for buying cat books as well.

    We can't wait until we can get our own kitties that so they can complain about our book collection too!

    Doesn't sound as if they'll have too much to whine about. Well, if you insist on not letting them carry dead mice, rats and other kills about until they're nice and soft and squishy, that's always a big problem with owning humans.

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  49. Angus Mhor said...My mom is reading all of David Weber's Honor Harrington series..she can't get enough of those treecats with empathic senses.

    A discerning author, our David (we're thinking about making him a saint, along with Rita Mae Brown.)

    Mom figures they'll do as methadone 'til your mom's newest book(s) come out or her backlist it released into Kindle format. Did you know that if you step on the edge of her Kindle while she's in the bathroom, you can lose her place but good..I don't think I've ever seen quite that look on her face before. But, she's weird that way.

    They do behave so strangely at times. Take that big ribbon I discovered in her closet the other day. It was dangling from a hanger and felt all floaty and silky, too, which I love. I thought she'd hidden it away for me to find, as she does with most of the interesting things around here. Yet when she found me wrapping myself in it to play The Cat Mummy with my brothers, she shrieked "My best silk scarf!" and took it away, until she saw how well I'd shredded the ends, and then gave it back. Very, very weird of her.

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  50. Was thinking about you today, Jeri, and started the only cat book on my shelf. TIMELESS MOON, by CT Admas and Cathy Clamp. It's a shifter, a lynx...a very smart a strong lynx.

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  51. Maybe someone should introduce your cat to some chakacat :). You should have some of your own book in your own shelves :).

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  52. Anonymous8:13 AM

    Oh, Jeri, darling, I forgot to tell you about one of my favorite cat books. It's Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams. It's about a heroic cat who fends off evil and saves the day. This is a book worthy of losing sunning space for your human to read!

    Tami
    Jacksonville

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