Amusing Quotes featuring cats ;-)

One cat just leads to another.” –Ernest Hemmingwayb28.jpg

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” –-Mary Bly

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.”
–Joseph Wood Krutch

People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life.”
–Faith Resnick

1898.jpgThere are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.” –-Anonymous

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” –Hippolyte Taine

No heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me.” –Unknowncatsatschool.jpg

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” –Albert Schweitzer

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.”
–Ernest Menaul

Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.” –Unknown

Time spent with cats is never wasted.” –Colettedcatbooks.gif

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.” –Missy Dizick

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.” –Colonial American proverb  siamese4.gif

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.” –Joseph Wood Krutch

My husband said it was either him or the cat … I
miss him sometimes.”


Adding a few dogs to Catamondo for Ms. Olivia …

Valentine, from the motor vessel C Pause:


Merlin, the West Coast Purrtector, appeared in many cat food commercials in his youth:


Typical island dog – this one was found in Jamaica:

dingo1…. Sort of looks like Ms. Olivia, don’t you think?

Sharkey, doing what she does best – spying:


& another photo of Xander, Catamondo’s Sea Purrtector:


Legend of the Pussywillows…

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According to an old Polish legend, many springtimes ago a mother cat was crying at the bank of the river in which her kittens were drowning. The willows at the river’s edge longed to help her, so they swept their long graceful branches into the waters to rescue the tiny kittens who had fallen into the river while chasing butterflies. The kittens gripped on tightly to their branches and were safely brought to shore. Each springtime since, goes the legend, the willow branches sprout tiny fur-like buds at their tips where the tiny kittens once clung.

Analyzing character …

b28.jpgAs I determine the characters for each new book, I need to know ‘who’ each is, as well as what each looks like. For years, I have labeled my characters as coffee, carrots and eggs. I don’t remember who originally shared this method with me, but character can be gauged by this:

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.1898.jpg

Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her
daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see.”

Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and
 noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg
 and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The 
daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked “What
 does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity:
 boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and 
unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened 
and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected
its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside
became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they
were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

dcatbooks.gif Now you know why I label characters eggs, carrots or coffee 😉

Nimri / Star Bridge

Nimri, Chaterre’s new Keeper of the Peace, must safeguard her tribe from their bitter rivals. To do this, she must find her ‘magic core’.

Many light years away, Colonel Larwin Atano, an elite Guerreterre Shadow Warrior, fights to save his intergalactic starfighter. Despite all efforts, he crashes.

Larwin perceives Chattere’s resources as a means to gain power and prestige and views the planet’s inhabitants as a minor inconvenience.

Nimri believes Larwin is a supernatural Guardian, who will protest her tribe from their rivals.

Star Bridge should be available by Thanksgiving, we will discover who survives the coming conflict before the end of the year.


PS: Don’t tell Ms. Olivia, but Kazza, a wonderful 600# feline, is one of the heroes in Star Bridge.

Ms. Olivia’s reaction to the Purrtector’s …

I sent a sample of the Catamondo Purrtector book that I am contemplating to one of my junior readers & this is the reaction I got:

“I can not stop laughing that dog keeps looking at the screen then looking up and growling…

if I didn’t know better I would think Livie Lou Who could actually read.”


Perhaps I should have sent this to one of my junior readers who was owned by a cat…

Still working on the ‘cast’ of Catamondo…

Xander & littermate, Xena de Hunter, in their first photo:

Dame Esmeralda, Lady Montgomery’s littermate & a renowned author of kitten’s books:


Ms. Fluffy, the Eastern Seaboard Purrtector: