I’ve been invited to write about Lily. Well, I’ve done that a lot. In fact, some of you may not know that Lily was part of my inspiration for the Klepto Cat Mystery theme. While I patterned Rags after Smokey, my mother’s cat, because of his size, level of confidence, personality and all, my tabby, Lily, is the true klepto. She’s the one who would drag socks and toys around. She’d bring them to me and drop them at my feet, or simply scatter them around the house. Sometimes she’d drop a toy in her water bowl or fountain or into one of my shoes. For the 11 years we were privileged to love that sweet cat, she delighted us with her “klepto” antics.
So while it is hard for me to share stories of her—to tap into her essence—I’d like to try giving her a cameo role in my next Klepto Cat Mystery—Book 45. That, I think I can do and I believe it will be fun and healing for me and a treat for fans.