Made Paranoid By Cats

Sometimes, as I lie upon my cot at night, one or more of my cats come up on the bed, walk up beside me, and stare at me as if trying to communicate through telepathy. Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, I will find one or more of my cats sitting and staring at me, as if trying to communicate through telepathy. Sometimes when I wake up, I have hair in my mouth. Sometimes the hair does not belong to me.

This makes me paranoid.

A Few Things About Cats



    • Do not help with the household chores.
    • Occasionally use the rug as toilet paper – especially if the rug is light in color.
    • Watch to see where you habitually walk with bare feet.  Then they cough up a hairball in that exact spot.
    • Enjoy nibbling on a houseplant now and again.  Then their stomachs rebel.  Violently.  In the path where you habitually walk with bare feet.
    • Can fly if they really want to reach a high perch, catch a bug, or are determined to pull down a stack of books and magazines.

My Vacation with the LOL Cats

I am on vacation this week, which means I have some extra time to play around with my blog. Oh, and my WRITING. Yeah, my writing.


Because I have extra time, I had planned to write a post of epic scope. A post that would make you laugh and cry. At the same time. A post that would teach you the meaning of being human. A post that would encourage you to reach for the moon – even if you miss you’ll end up amongst the stars. THAT kind of post.

But I just don’t feel like it.

Cats of Hogwarts

J. K. Rowling has four houses in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter, for those of you who have been living under a rock).

I have four cats.

Ahhhh… I see you know where I am going with this. And you would be right! It recently occurred to me that each of my four cats represents a house at Hogwarts. Allow me to elaborate:


Real name: Oliver Wendall Holmes Horvath.
Oh, how can you look at my boy Oliver and not think “Hufflepuff”. He’s a homebody, he loves the kitchen, and he’s very fuzzy. Perfect!