… Mad as in I am mad about these adorable kittens. They were born yesterday and I spent most of the day cooing over them. I know, I’ve got a problem.
See why I didn’t have time to read the poems submitted? I know you will forgive me when you see all of this furry cuteness, all five of them.
Hey, maybe one of them will inspire a bit of poetry? It could happen.
I mean really. Just look at these kitty cats. And Maddie is being a great mama – once she got over the surprise.
A Look Back at 2018
I wasn’t very productive as far as writing [or marketing] goes but I made a few memories and I ain’t mad about that. 😀
Some of the books got a new cover, you can see them here if you’re so inclined, or you can look at a few of my pictures from 2018.
Man that flew by. Oh well…
Hasta la vista 2018, I’ll be back & here’s wishing all of YOU a HaPpY 2019!!
It was a cat very similar in appearance to pretty Kitty Puddin’ Jam [aka Jammin’ Jim, One-Eyed Jimmy Jones, Jimmy Jam and plain Jimmy] who played the character Strudel in the short A Hard Candy Christmas. The story is beautifully narrated by Julia Gayden Nelson.
Dolly Pardon’s song Hard Candy Christmas played in the background, fueling my imagination as I pecked out the words to the story.
Strudel was actually a stray feral cat who sought refuge with me through one rare snowy winter. Jimmy insists he could play the part and probably win a prestigious theater award. He would also totally love to hang out with Dolly.
Look at this blasted cat. This is reason #17 for not getting anything done today. 😀
I’m falling off my stool here. Would you just look at this cat!
No, seriously, look at him. Look. At. This Cat.
He won’t let me write or tidy the desk or clean the fabric on the chair. When I complained he said, “You’re fired!”
In May I introduced the newest member of our family, Pretty Kitty Puddin Jam.
In July I talked about Pretty Kitty Puddin Jam wanting to be a star and the attitude that ensued.
Now I have to tell you…
Hold on, this has been a hard thing for me to understand…
Pretty Kitty is…
Pretty Kitty Puddin Jam (aka PKPJ) is….
Oh hell Jam is a Jim!
I know! I am so naïve… so unsophisticated!
I was also a bit distraught when I found out.
I tried to normalize the situation by calling him Jim but he refused to answer. By this point I was so flustered I threatened to have him castrated… emasculated… de-dinglized.
He snubbed the threat and mewed, Pretty Kitty Puddin Jaaam.
“No!” I argued, “You are a tom – a Jim! Girls do not have tally-whackers!”
PKPJ then he purred two words that clarified everything –
I conceded to let him keep his male genitalia but no more news rags or television AND no more pretty bows!