Posts about cats


Sasquatch plays with catnip

The Monomyth: A Cat’s Journey

  Calling all writer friends! Have you read Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces and Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey yet? If not, you should get on that. Mythic structure is a good starting point for novels, especially fantasies, but both authors ... Read More  

cat napping in laundry basket

May Contain Cat

We have two cats, Sasquatch and Jagular, both of whom love to take naps in seriously odd places. Sasquatch once managed to crawl inside the duvet cover, a fact I discovered when I pulled the duvet off the bed to change ... Read More  

Jagular taking a nap

Rainy Thursday Syndrome

There’s a distinct whiff of fall in the air today, and a more-than-distinct whiff of wet. What is it about waking up on a grey and rainy day that makes it so hard to get stuff done? Then again, the ... Read More  

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That Thing Parents Do That Everyone Hates (Especially Their Kids)

By which I mean publicly discussing their kids’ bathroom habits as if said habits were as fascinating and hilarious as, say, watching Tech Support trying to unstick the jammed spatula in the utensil drawer without resorting to bad language. But at the risk ... Read More  

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Apparently It’s a Cat-Themed Week

I’m inputing a year’s worth of receipts into my expenses file as tax season prep today, and this was exactly what I needed to shake me out of my spreadsheet-induced despair. May it also bring you joy this weekend! ... Read More  

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Cats, Again, But Mine This Time

I think there is some kind of unspoken rule about writers and their cats, because an unusually high proportion of us seem to have them. Which means, at least in my case, sharing our workspaces with furry little dictators. ... Read More  

sleepy cat snuggles

Are House Cats Domesticated?

Turns out that there’s a difference between cats and dogs. Shocking, I know. 😀 Dogs, much like the foxes featured in my book Fox Talk, are domesticated. They’ve undergone an evolutionary process that had such a large genetic impact on ... Read More  

cats snuggling on the back of the couch

It’s Monday, and Therefore Cats

I can’t actually embed the video, because it’s copyright protected. But if you click through, you can watch an adorable slow-motion video of two cats fighting in a top hat. Enjoy! Read More  

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I’d Really Love to Know What This Cat is Thinking Right Now

Have an idea? Post your caption in the comments! Happy weekend, everyone! Read More  

sleepy cat snuggles

My Plan For the Long Weekend

Is to do exactly what my cats do everyday! What’s yours? Read More  

cat stretching

It’s Been A Brain-Melting Kind of Day….

…so I give you funny video: Thanks to Kristen Lamb for the link! What thing does YOUR pet do that would be creepy if you tried it? Read More  

cats snuggling on the back of the couch

It’s Entirely Possible We’re Doing This Wrong…

This weekend, Tech Support and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary (shortly to be followed by our 19th anniversary of being together – we wanted to be REALLY sure before tying the knot). I’m writing, he’s building a ... Read More  

Second Breakfast Club

I Strongly Suspect That My Cat is a Hobbit in Disguise

It all started when we realized that one of our cats was getting a little tubby. We have two cats, who are also litter mates. Jagular is graceful and lithe, and was named after the mythical-but-actually-Tigger character in Winnie-the-Pooh ... Read More  

Merry Christmas from cats

See You in 2014!

In the spirit of cutting myself a break at this hectic time of year, I’m stepping away from the internet for a couple of days. Regular posting schedule resumes January 2. Thank you so much to everyone who supported ... Read More  

cat stretching

The Cutest Mammals in the World

There are a lot of contenders for world’s cutest mammal. My cats, to begin with, who not only know they are cute, but who will periodically do something cute, then glance over at me to see if I’ve noticed, ... Read More  

cat on papers

Six Signs Your Cat Wants a Snuggle. Now. OK, How About Now? No Really, Now.

1) She stands next to your chair crying and tapping you with her paw. For an hour. 2) She does something impossibly cute, then shoots you a glance to see if you noticed. 3) Out of all the pieces ... Read More  

baby tiger

Because Sometimes You Just Want a Picture of a Cute Cat

This is Ares. What do you think is going through his mind right now? Submit your captions in the comments, and I will blatantly pilfer my favorite to create a Facebook meme. Kidding – I will totally give you ... Read More  

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Ten Random (But Fascinating) Facts About Dogs and Domestication

1. Dogs were the first domestic animal species. Unambiguous archaeological evidence for dogs is about 12,000 years old, but domestication may have started 20,000 years or more before that. 2. Ancient Egyptians had at least three dog breeds: a ... Read More