I refuse to be the crazy cat lady, so please feel free to skip this post if you are not Of the Feline Inclination. That said, I am an author, and many authors have cats. (In the past too!) I did promise I would introduce my new family member to you, and I am truly delighted to say, we have adopted a small furry bundle of food consumption and big-yellow-eyed oppression!
Please allow me to introduce to you… Lilliput.
Of course, I think she is the smartest, the cutest, and the best. She’s about a year old, shelter cat originally rescued from the accessories section of a Kohls department store (clearly, destined to be my cat).
As a friend recently wrote to me “I note that in getting a tuxedo cat you’re adhering to a high standard of dress in your pet.” Not only that, she’s cross-dressed! You all know how much I love that. (It’s so very in line with events in Curtsies & Conspiracies.) She also has a mad passion for tea (which I am well aware is bad for her) and marmite (which is OK in small doses). I have to take protective measures with my hot beverage and toast of a morning!
Truthfully, though, she’s quite biddable and well behaved. We begin toilet training today and have already started clicker training (she’s good on follow, touch, and jump-up so far). The AB has even managed to get her to fetch… some of the time. We are working on her not waking us up in the morning.
I know I know, I shouldn’t ramble on about my cat.
She is very much a Jellicle cat.
Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats are rather small;
Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practise their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.
I promise no more rambling but you might see her show up now and then on the blog. These things are bound to happen.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|Pride & Prejudice|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|DAMM design studio mushroom lamps|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
|DIY Wooden Dome Built From Pallets|
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Editing Process
PROJECT ROUND UP
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second. Out now!
Soulless Vol. 3 (AKA Blameless the manga) ~ Out now!
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third. Release date to come.
Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Working rough draft.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Rewrite begins in 2014.
Tor.com says, “There’s so much to enjoy in Carriger’s fictional world: finely-honed humor, page-turner plotting, and a cast of characters dominated by a wide array of complex, interesting women and girls. Wherever Sophronia’s adventures take her next, it’s very much something to look forward to.”
Quote of the Day:
~ Linus PaulingTags: event, lilliput