Friday, April 29, 2011

Writers and their cats


Here are five short, sweet reasons why I make this bold statement and chose a cat to be today's awesome tool:

1. Muses love cats. What did you think your cat was staring at when you saw nothing but thin air?

2. Many famous authors have cats, so you know 1. is true. (see author photos below)

3. You'll look cooler in a bio photo with your cat and people instantly love you for it (well, maybe not dog people).

4. With proper training, your cat will read your WIP, offering valuable feedback before presenting it to your human critique partners.

5. Cats are there for you when you're feeling blue or sick. They soothe your soul and help heal your body, offering inspiration, comfort and companionship.

"I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. Cat, I would lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it. She looks up and gives me her full gaze. Don't be ridiculous, she purrs, I wrote it."~ from "Miao" by Dilys Laing
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  1. I couldn't agree more! :-) Charlie is yet to do no 4 but there's just no rushing cats, really!! LOL!!

    I love these pics!!!

    Yay for authors and their kitties!! Now if I could just get Charlie to stop hissing and scratching at my muse..!

    Take care

  2. I knew you'd like this one Kitty!

  3. LOL! I would love a cat, but my son's allergic. SO I have a bird! She's pretty awesome too. :D Fun post.

  4. Awesome! On my blog, I have a photo of my cat Spooky sprawled out on my desk. Right now she is curled up on my arm & I have to type w. 1 finger.

  5. Lisa: Nice to meet you. Birds can be a lot of fun too, and probably best not to have both!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have added a link to your site on my new author website:
    and following you on Twitter too!

  6. Monica: I visited your blog and left a comment about The Royal Wedding. Love to know what kind of writing you do.

    I've added a link to your site on my new author website: If you have one of those Google Follow things, I will follow as well.

    Nice to meet you!

  7. Monica: I forgot to add, I know exactly what you mean about typing with a cat!

  8. Awesome post. I love it. It's absolutely right. And funny. And Miao is right about that too. I think I'm gonna put that in my blog. I hope you let me. :-)


  9. Hi Claudia: Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to quote. I'm so glad to see you're blogging again. Missed you.

  10. I love those cat pictures.

    I've had both cats and dogs. While cats are graceful and interesting, sometimes what I need is to be dragged out of the house and round the park for some fresh air and human contact. Now that's where a dog is useful!

  11. I love your photos. Sadly my Dear Hubby is extremely allergic to cats. Guess my name will have to do the trick!

  12. Hi Cat:
    Cat photos are the next best thing to a live one, plus there's no litter box to clean up!

    Thanks for stopping by. It's always good to hear from you.


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