Harry is Out!

Just a very short post telling you all that Harry the Wonder Cat is finally out of his carrier!  (And we all know how much he hates his carrier!)

He wants you all to come by Amazon  and pick up his very first book in the series.

On behalf of Harry and his gang, thanks!

(Harry will be conducting a tour of Harrot Reef next week.)

Why Not a Kitten For Christmas (A Bonus Post)

I wrote this article last year,  but I feel so strongly about the subject that I decided to post it again.

It’s that time of year again. The time for decorations, Christmas trees, Santa Claus and presents. It’s the time for parents to make their child’s’ fantasies come true. It is so tempting for ‘Santa’ to give their darling a little kitten. They are so cute and cuddly and, it is thought that, as the child grows, so can the kitten.

However, we must remember that a kitten is not a toy. They are living beings, with needs that can only be met by a true knowledge of what it takes to be a good guardian. The excitement of waking up Christmas morning to a brand new furry kitten, will soon wear off when the child is charged with caring for Fifi. Chances are, it will take no time at all before he will grow tired of feeding her and cleaning the litter box. Then it falls to the parent to take care of the needs.

A cat (as with any pet) is a full-time responsibility that can last for 20 years or more. In that time, Johnny or Janey will probably go their separate ways, leaving the cat behind. That’s all well and good for the humans, but for the cats, who have grown to depend on their people for love and attention, it can be traumatic and certainly is unfair.

In my opinion, one of the main reasons not to get a kitten as a present is that, in order to meet the demand, some pet stores, etc. receive their supply from disreputable breeders and kitten mills.

A kitten mill is a place where cats are bred in tight quarters with no medical attention, until they are no longer able to breed. When that day comes, they either are tragically killed or  sold, spreading diseases. When they are kept alive to be given away, the kitten has a higher chance of being unhealthy, costing more money and possible heartache in the long run.

So, the next time you take your child into the pet store to gaze at the cute little furry things in the window, remember, they are not toys , so look, but don’t give in to the temptation of taking one home.

Casting Harry the Wonder Cat

As most of you already know, I’m writing a series of cozy mysteries called Harry the Wonder Cat Series.  Unfortunately, the picture that we chose to be Harry was copyrighted.  As a result, the position of Harry has opened up again.  If you want your cat to be a star, send a head shot and a full body shot to denisebrixey@gmail.com.  Please label your email Harry the Wonder Cat pics.

Head bonks and kitty kisses from Harry and the management.

Spring is Here

Spring is here, and BoBo is almost able to move his old bones without too much pain.  The last two days, he got up on the cat tree, then had a hard time getting down.  All night long, he stood over me in bed and he cried.

You would think, wouldn’t you, that if it happened once, he would’ve stayed down the second time?

Saturday’s News

Harry’s got his whiskers in gear.  He has five suspects now.  Can you guess who the killer is?

Rhoda – The nosy neighbor

Roxey – The money-grubbing Goth girl

Stu – The handsome playboy

Grady O’Neil – The dastardly, dirty Sheriff

Robert – The deputy’s best friend

 

Share your thoughts and then see if you are right when you read the book!