This is the first in a continuing series of posts about book bloggers and the cats they love. Or tolerate, depending. In Cat Girl’s Day Off, my main character Natalie can talk to cats (not that she always wants to). If you’re a book blogger and you’re owned by a cat (or more than one cat), send me an email if you’d like to be featured!
What the Cat Read: Three cats reviewing the books they love!
Because you know that the cats in bookstores and libraries have way more to say than they let on when we are around, What the Cat Read puts a new spin on the book review by offering it up from the perspective of our purrrfect feline friends. Maintained by Willow, Sara, Buggy, and human Cameron Yeager!
How long has it been since your first cat owned you?
My first cat, Midnight, found me in 1991 when I was 11 years old. She was a 9 month old shelter kitten and she provided years of love and affection until her passing in October of 2007. I couldn’t have asked for a better first time feline owner.
Tell me about your cats.
The current felines in my life are Willow (WillowWisp), Sara (Sarabear), and Buggy (Little Bug). However, instead of my telling you about them, I think it might be easier to let them do the talking. =^-^=
Willow – “I’m a Silver Tabby-Siamese mix and yes my eyes are crossed. Gotta problem with that? I love getting into mischief. If a door is closed, I want to know what is on the other side. If my humans are late in feeding me, I have no problems making my displeasure known by knocking things off shelves or smacking their face with my tail. In fact, my antics over the years earned me the nickname of “Cross-eyed Demon Child” and I proudly live up to it daily.”
Sara – “Murrr! I always say that when I’m happy. And since I’m always happy, I say it all the time. Murrr! When I was younger, a wild animal viciously attacked me and as a result, I have difficulty seeing out of my right eye. But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying my life to the fullest. Every day I play chase with my cousin Inari around the house, and though it upsets the two old biddies, I don’t care. I’m having fun! My favorite game to play with my human is “Spin the Kitty” and boy do I get dizzy. Murrr!”
Buggy – “My name may be Little Bug, but I’m far from little. As the oldest of the felines in the house, I don’t put up with any kind of nonsense. The humans may think that they are in charge of everything around here, but if they only knew how tightly I have them wrapped around my little paws, especially at mealtime. When all is said and done, I AM a feline equivalent of a Red Hat Society member. Female: Check (and Calico), Over 50: Check (10+ years old, you do the math), & Attitude: Heck ya! Just ask the dog. I like to spend my day’s lounging on the bed with a good book, basking in the sun, and getting in plenty of lap time with my humans. Oh, and did I mention I like hats?”
If they could read (I’m not saying they can’t), what do you think their favorite books would be?
As Willow said, she loves getting into mischief. As a result, she is very much a mystery novel lover. She currently is reading Lilian Jackson Braun’s “Cat Who” series. Her favorite series though is Carole Nelson Douglas’s Midnight Louie Mysteries. She’s got a serious soft spot for that street cat! Sara, being the youngest of the three, is really into the Young Adult and Fantasy genres. She really enjoys reading Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series and the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. Buggy is more into the Classics. Her author of choice is Jane Austen and her favorite book is Sense and Sensibility by, whom else, Jane Austen.
If you could ask your cat(s) anything, what would you ask?
Why they feel it is necessary to try and trip me whenever I walk up and down the stairs? Actually, I don’t really know what questions I would ask of them.
What do you think the answer would be?
Willow – “If we told you the reason why we try to trip you on the stairs then our plans for world domination would be at risk.”
And here’s Cameron and all her furry companions:
P.S. Cameron, I can tell you the real reason why they try to trip you on the stairs. Because they can.