For author Kimberly Pauley’s new book Cat Girl’s Day Off, her publisher Tu Books (an imprint of Lee and Low) has a blog tour all about bloggers and their cats. The main character of the novel can speak to cats, so bloggers are answering the question “If my cat could speak, what would it say?”
There’s a giveaway below too, so scroll down if you want that!
It’s pretty obvious that my cats would say food. FOOD FOOD FOOD FOOD. Now I don’t share this with just anyone, but within our family, we have a “special voice” for just one cat, Shadow. I have three cats – Buddha, Shadow and Ivy, but I’ll start with Shadow.
Shadow, a black longhair.
Skill: An adorable disarming squeal whenever she sees anything that may reasonable food. And the worst of all, the big eyes and silent squeak combo. Many a chicken nugget has been lost to this attack.
Shadow thinks all dog’s names were “Dog.” If you asked her about the dogs downstairs, she would name them as Little Dog, Big Dog, Dog, Dog, and Fuzzy Dog. The white terrier next door is “Fancy dog.”
Shadow is a world class lazybones, like the other two. She starts in the living room in the morning, lays on the table in the dining room at lunch, next the kitchen, then the bedrooms. She follows the sun throughout the house taking the world’s longest siesta.
Next we have Buddha…
Buddha, Russian Blue
Skill: Slamming kitchen cabinets at 6 am.
Don’t let that playful cat fool you. She is completely my partner A’s cat. Buddha lets me pet her maybe every other Sunday and she’s very particular about everything. She takes twenty minutes banging her paws after getting in the litter box. She is insane. The other day she did her slow torture method – slowly ripping paper until I got up to check her food bowls. And what did she want was to be fed…in the yellow bowl. The pink bowl had food, but she wanted the yellow bowl.
And she doesn’t like me because she was A’s cat for over 12 years. So if she could talk, she wouldn’t say anything! Except maybe “girl, feed me.”
See this video. I am talking RIGHT TO HER and completely ignores me.
And finally, the baby of them all.
Skill: A loud and persistent meow when she sees food or you’re not really paying attention to her.
She loves high places and if you asked her what she’d wanted to say, it’d pretty much be “chicken? jump! jump!” and then she would jump from the bed to the dresser to her perch on another dresser. Also she’d be sulking because we’re getting rid of the torn chairs that are trash-bound after we move next week. She’s been hiding in the bedroom forever but now she’s become more social…making us feel horrible we’re leaving! She’d probably whine for 8 days about how we WEREN’T FAIR, and she HATED US, and she was going to move to AUSTRALIA to live among the wild calicos.
If you haven’t read my blog before, I adopted Ivy a couple of years ago at a shelter. I’d fallen in love with her after seeing her on Petfinder.com. She’s grown into such a cute kitten with a quirky personality.
She does have an adorable murr.. she murrs when she sees us, when she’s hungry, when she’s sleepy…
Wow! After all that, I am so glad my cats don’t talk. Although they are perfectly lovely creatures. I’d much rather read about the dialogue of a cat in books.. like Cat Girl’s Day Off!
Natalie Ng’s little sister is a super-genius with a chameleon-like ability to disappear. Her older sister has three Class A Talents, including being a human lie detector. Her mom has laser vision and one of the highest IQs ever. Her dad’s Talent is so complex even the Bureau of Extra-Sensory Regulation and Management (BERM) hardly knows what to classify him as.
And Nat? She can talk to cats.
But it’s Nat’s Talent that catapults her and her friends right into the middle of a celebrity kidnapping mystery that takes them through Ferris Bueller’s Chicago and on and off movie sets. Can she keep her reputation intact? Can she keep her friends Oscar and Melly focused long enough to save the day? And, most importantly, can she keep from embarrassing herself in front of Ian?
Find out what happens when the kitty litter hits the fan.
If you like, leave me a comment telling me about what your cat would say (or another animal, I’ll be equal opportunity here). I’ve also got a giveaway! US only please.
The giveaway will end May 7.Enter below.
I set up the widget incorrectly, so I extended the giveaway window to May 11!
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