Writers and Cats #BlackCatAppreciationDay

In honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day, Mae Clair has a wonderful fun post on Story Empire about writers and their cats. Apparently, many of us adore them! I know I do! Check it out for some cool facts and great quotes. Then, as always, please consider passing it along for others to enjoy. Thanks, and a special thanks to Mae for a post that really hits home with me. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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Hi, SEers! Mae here with something a little differentโ€”today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Many of my blogging friends know I have a black rescue cat named Raven. In honor of Raven, all the cats, dogs, and other pets who have writer parents, I thought it would be fun to share about the furry friends who keep us company when weโ€™re working on our craft.

Whether Iโ€™m jotting story notes, drafting, or editing, Raven is usually camped out at my desk. When she was a kitten, I had a small desktop bed for her. Now, I convert a drawer into a bed. She has a soft, fluffy blanket covered with cats to ensure sheโ€™s comfy (photos below). ย If Iโ€™m on the couch with my Macbook, she often tries to lay in my lap while Iโ€™m typingโ€”not ideal, but I know her cuddling will eventually give way to her curling upโ€ฆ

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13 thoughts on “Writers and Cats #BlackCatAppreciationDay

    • I didn’t know they had a special day, either. I’ve informed my black tuxedo cat, Harry, that it’s HIS day, and I’ll be giving him extra treats tonight. (As long as the other three don’t find out! ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Thanks for stopping by, Lynda! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Between our four and my daughter’s two (we’re cat-sitting), we get a LOT of companionship, exceeded only by the hairballs! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve never lived in a house without a cat in my entire life, and I’m HOPING I’ll be able to care for one right until the very end. I will say, however, that SIX under the same roof is a lot. With any luck, Erin & Crew will be visiting in the fall, and will be able to take theirs back then. I know my grandkids miss them, and I think they miss their kids, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Our four are fine together, being two sets of siblings. Once in a while, they boys chase the one girl around, but she has her way of dealing with them. Erin’s two are only allowed to range throughout the house when I can keep an eye on them. (Otherwise, they are in the guest room.) Her male is the smallest of the six, but he doesn’t take anything from anyone. He races up to them, bops them on the head, and they walk away and leave him alone. Her female is shy, but she comes out and finds an easily defensible place to perch, and mostly, they leave her alone, too. If it gets rowdy, I put our “guests” on the screened back porch. (We do NOT let any of our cats outside. I never have, but especially here, as we live on the corner of a fairly busy little street.)

          But when you’ve lived with cats for 76 years, learning how to keep them placated is sort of second nature, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mostly, they are happy and lazy. The brothers Kell and Rhy are inseparable, too, and spend much of each day grooming each other or curled up together, snoozing. ๐Ÿ˜€


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