Monthly Archives: November 2018

Frivolous Friday – Unlikely Cat Friends

Is there anything as charming as watching unlikely animal friends interact? I saw a picture of a fawn and a bobcat curled up together this week trying to find shelter from one of the fires. I also saw the most … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – The Mystery and Awe in Cat-Related Book Titles

One of my challenges as the author of cozy mysteries with cats is creating titles for so many books. By comparison, it’s easy to come up with titles for nonfiction books. In order to attract the right readers for your … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats and the Burrowing Instinct

What does your cat do when she feels vulnerable? Many cats, when a stranger invades her space, there’s a loud noise (the trash truck picking up barrels in front of your house, a siren screaming past, the vacuum cleaner running … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Is Fire Approaching–Flooding? Please Don’t Leave Your Pets Behind!

It has happened again. There are horrific fires raging in Southern and Northern California. Along with news reports of the fire’s intensity, evacuations, deaths, etc., come personal stories. Many of those focus on the animals. I’m appalled by the number … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – It Takes a Village to Keep a Cat Safe and Healthy

I believe in Hillary Clinton’s statement, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I used that quote the other day with regard to my aging mother. Yes, we’re finding that it takes a village—at least several caring family/friends and … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – The Debate: Talking Cats Versus Non-Talking Cats

By the title of today’s post, you might think I’m referring to vocal cats—those who are constantly “speaking” to you. Experts say that cats don’t “talk” to one another. They picked up that trait from humans. Some breeds seem to … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Unusual Props for the Klepto Cat Mysteries

People wonder how I come up with my Klepto Cat Mystery stories. And that’s somewhat still a mystery to me. It’s just the way my mind works these days. How I made the switch from a staunch nonfiction writer to … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Klepto Cat Mystery Teaser

Some of you have already read Book 31 of the Klepto Cat Mystery—FURever Bound. Even though that was one of my longest stories and even though I just published it a matter of weeks ago, I’m close to finishing Book … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Heartwarming Kitty-Cat Rescues

Along with the loss due to Hurricane Michael came the unveiling of surprises and interesting new direction for some. Anytime we’re challenged by unexpected change, we have choices. We can wallow in the disappointment or we can step up and … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Cute Kitty Quirks

Did your cat come with a quirk? Like humans, dogs, and horses, cats can have quirky things about them—unique trademark habits or abilities or anomalies. Look at the famous Grumpy Cat. Now that’s an unusual, and evidently marketable (exploitable) face. … Continue reading

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