January 10th, 2007
Cats and Writers

I dare you to tell me I don’t have the cutest cat eveh. I dare you!

I have more than one, you know. There are eight kitty-kats that run this house. I am subject to the whims of each and every furry paw. They crawl into my lap when I’m trying to finish an important scene. They bat at the pointer on my computer screen. They lounge on the terminal and curl up on the satellite receiver. When one of them, Wiggle, is hungry he steals paper from my printer page by page and scatters them all over the house.

Yes, I have eight cats.

I can even herd them. People say you can’t do that, but I say you can. All you need is a little cat food. They herd just like a bunch of tiny, furry, meowing cows.

Seems like most writers have cats. I find it interesting that so many writers seem to share this common masochistic love of felines. I love them so much I named myself Bast.

Or maybe the truth of why we love cats lies somewhere in this quote…Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance” – Dan Greenburg

Yeah. Blogging, too.

6 comments to “Cats and Writers”

  1. he is very handsome. . . ..

  2. Awww. Cute kitty. It’s true about writers and cats, and even books and cats. I’ve been to many libraries and bookstores that had a resident cat! They go together. Although the cat fur in the keyboard gets old.

  3. Great list..Actually, I have never seen any of those although I really want to see A Sharks Tale..Great site

  4. Zoolander and Ladyhawk in one list…that says it all. I love them both.

    Excitement. Suspense. Passion

    Dark Water–Samhain Publishing; Fall 2007

  5. Oh I just saw V is for Vendetta right before Christmas. Loved it! Enough to buy it – now I think I need to watch it again since the hubby’s out for the night >G

  6. What a cutie!

    I’m new to kitty ownership. umm did I mention, she owns me?