Writing and #Cats

Raven is helping me introduce my post today. For those of you who are new followers, Raven is my rescue cat, adopted the end of September. Recently, it’s been brought to my attention (ahem….you know who you are πŸ™‚ ) that my blog has suffered an appalling lack of cat photos.

So, today Raven is the guest presenterΒ for my post at Story Empire. She was camped out on my desk when I wrote What’s Your Preference? and thinks it’s pretty good. But then Raven likes ripping apart stuffed lobsters (and I don’t mean the gourmet variety).

This is my predatory hunter with a cute red lobster I found on Amazon. See it peeking out from beneath her belly?

Raven with lobster (black cat with stuffed lobster toy)

The picture was taken on the day I opened the package. Today, the lobster has no tail and the right eye is barely hanging on, just one of her many toy casualties. What she did to the stuffed mouse is too gruesome to mention, but what can I say? She’s a cat and cats are hunters.

Like any cat, she also knows how to pose. The second photo is the one that was posted on the rescue site when she was placed for adoption. The moment I saw her, I was smitten. Seriouslyβ€”who could resist that face? She was so tiny! I used to be able to hold her in one hand.

The final photo is Raven now. Look at those eyes! Her birthday comes up the middle of May when she’ll be a year old.

Raven on rescue site, black kitten

And now that you’ve had a chance to see what a gorgeous girl she is, I hope you’ll join me at Story Empire as I ruminate about writing habits, CPs and professional organizations.

Who knows…there might even be a cat photo or two :)Raven Eyes black cat with legs tucked under body looking at camera

62 thoughts on “Writing and #Cats

  1. She’s a heart breaker! Reminds me of a pussycat I had some years ago. Kind, friendly and totally black.
    You know what they say?
    ‘Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.’

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  2. She is gorgeous and looks so much like my Little Bit. She’s really grown, too! Little Bit and Tucker were trying to help last night – needless to say they wanted attention! Headed over to Story Empire now.

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    • Cats are always so “helpful” when you’re trying to get something done, aren’t they? πŸ™‚

      I think Little Bit and Tucker should show up on your blog at some point.

      Just saying πŸ™‚

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      • I imagine they’ll be showing up soon. Both are “models” for cats in my books. Whiskers in Unseen Motives is Tucker and Tinker Bell in the short story The Keeper’s House was based on Little Bit. They definitely inspire me!

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      • So very cool to know, Joan. I told Raven this evening that she was celebrity with everyone saying how beautiful she is. They do definitely inspire us!

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    • Thanks, Lizzie. I can’t believe how much she’s grown from that little kitten we adopted the end of September. And you should see her in person–her coat positively gleams!

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  3. Note to self: suggesting more pics of Raven will get more cat pics of Raven πŸ˜€ What a beautiful girl! I love how her eyes are so bold against her black fur; reminds me a little of Toothless the Night Fury. Just don’t share any pics of “gifts” she deposits on the front porch…

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    • Heehee. See what you started? Raven is loving all of these glowing comments about her πŸ™‚

      I do love her eyes. They really stand out, especially as she’s gotten older.

      And no worries about gifts on the front porch. She’s a totally indoor kitty (although I’m looking into a catico for her so she can enjoy the outdoors). The most I have to worry about is if something finds its way into the house. I don’t think it’s going to last long πŸ™‚

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  4. It’s good to see Raven! She’s a natural beauty. We had a black cat for 20 years and loved Pywacket. Now we have a gray cat with a white chin and a beat-up orange stray who comes to eat and sleep for a few hours and then leaves. All of them have been strays, and we love them all.

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    • They all sound wonderful, Judi! I’m sure you miss Pywacket. Twenty years is a long life span for a cat, so she must have loved being with you πŸ™‚

      One of my previous cats, McDoogal, was a gray rescue. I love that you feed the orange stray who knows where he can go for food and rest πŸ™‚

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    • Hi, and many thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. She is indeed a wonderful “helper” even when that help interferes with what I’m doing LOL.
      Loved your gravatar! πŸ™‚

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    • Exactly! I can’t believe that Raven ripped the tail off. It was pretty big and it still hasn’t shown up. I think she has a cache I haven’t found yet, LOL.
      And yes, Bond, needs a lobster! πŸ™‚

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  6. Raven is a great name! I love black cats so much. Thanks for sharing fellow cat lover. We have just adopted two black kitties, Nera and Ebony and their brother Ziggy. They are in hiding at the moment and will need time to settle I think. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and this week’s poems are about cats in case you have time to look? Have a good day, Sam πŸ™‚

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