The series that I'm working now is entitled, "Harry, the Wonder Cat Series". It will be three cozy mysteries about deaths, a family secret, a legend and, of course, Harry the Wonder Cat! I will be giving bits of my first draft right here on this blog. You will learn more about this Maine Coon and how he helps to bring justice to the little town of Harrot Reef, on the coast of Maine.
I have lived with and loved cats for 20 years. Two of my favorite "cat gurus" are Jackson Galaxy (My Cat From Hell) and Amy Shojai. I have used their tips with much success and, whats more, I have learned enough from them to give me the confidence I need to start my own cat blog which, in turn, gave me the courage to write about Harry, based on my own loving Maine Coon.
Of course, I can't claim to know everything about cats, but I can sure try!
Yes, I am still looking for cats to co-star in book three of the Harry the Wonder Cat series. If you haven’t yet sent pictures and one personality trait, please do, and your cat will be famous.
The next two cats that I want to introduce you to are Flea and her brother, Whiskey.
Flea is a bundle of energy, and she loves to play. Like Ollie (from the first book), she also likes to snuggle. Harry will have to rein her in because she is also a little pyscho.
Whiskey was a singer in a rock band until he started biting the audience if they didn’t like the song that he was singing. The other cats couldn’t stand for that, and after three warnings, Whiskey was thrown out of the band. Harry will find a place on his team for this rejected boy.
I have introduced five cats who are lucky enough to be joining Harry on his adventure in Greece. I have a lot more applications to go through. Please take a gander at the following contestants.
The next cat co-star is Dewey. You may remember Dewey from Book 1, The Legend of the Pink Diamond. He’s the only co-star who gets to appear in more than one book. Harry needs this lightning-fast, feisty feline to help him maneuver around the Greek Island of Syros. Of course, the cats from the sanctuary will be there to lend a hand, too.
Rosie is the second one that I’ll introduce you to this week. She has an exceptional talent; she can moonwalk, which will come in handy when Harry needs a feline to creep silently on window ledges.
Next week, I’ll be bringing more cats along for the ride.
In this national heatwave that we are all experiencing right now, we must all be mindful of our animals. We need to keep our pets indoors with fresh water and a cool place for them to hang out. You might even add a few ice cubes in their water. It serves two purposes, to cool the water down, and it gives them something to play with.
I researched heatwaves and how they can affect our precious pets. Just as humans can get heatstroke, so can cats and dogs.
The signs to watch for are:
1. If your dog is panting excessively or your cat is open-mouth breathing or panting
2. If the color of your dog’s or your cat’s gums change to brick-red and blue-purple
3. If your dog or cat is drooling more than usual
4. If your dog or cat is lethargic or if they collapse
5. If your dog or cat is going into seizures
If they are experiencing any of these signs, call your vet immediately.
We also need to be mindful of leaving your animal in a locked car. On a day where the temperature is 90 degrees, the inside of a vehicle can reach 138 degrees! Please do not take your dog or cat out in a car, just to leave him sitting while you do your errands. Think about how you would feel in 138 degrees.
In a nutshell, we need to be thoughtful and loving towards our pets. After all, they are part of our family.
As I told you last week, I’m looking for cats to play parts in my next Harry the Wonder Cat book. This book is set in Greece, and I need lots of cats to fill the parts of the cats in the sanctuary. You have already met Loki and Lyla May, this week I want to introduce you to three more famous cats.
Charlie is a loveable cat, which will come in handy when Harry needs a distraction.
Both Reginald and Midnight love watching TV. Will Harry train them to be his lookouts?
I have a lot more cats to introduce you to. See ya next week.
Remember, if your cat wants to join Harry and his Greek gang, post a picture with the name of your cat. Please include one personality trait. It promises to be an exciting trip.
I am finishing up the Harry the Wonder Cat Series with Book 3. Harry and his charge, Nikki, and their roommate, Heather, are going to Greece. Someone is out to kill them for the Pink Diamond, and Harry and his Greek gang will have their paws full keeping Nikki and Heather safe.
I am calling for all of the cats who want to go to Greece with Harry. They will be cast as the cats Harry and Luna meet in the Greek Cat Sanctuary. Harry will enlist them to help to find the crooks.
In the next few weeks, I will be sharing all of the co-stars that have signed up so far.
This week, I am introducing two very special cats, Loki and Lyla May.
Loki is the king of the street thugs. He is a tough, no-nonsense cat.
Lyla May is a quiet cat, and you know what they say about the silent type. She is one sleuth that doesn’t mess around.
If your cat wants to join Harry and his Greek gang, post a picture with the name of your cat. Please include one personality trait. It promises to be an exciting trip.