Saturday, March 3, 2012

About Cats

My friend Pam at Sidewalk Shoes is hosting Weekend Cat Blogging this week. And while I haven't had a cat in a number of years, one of my sons has a nice pudgy cat named Winston. Winston comes to visit. But since he's an indoor cat, and rather, um, reticent (nicer than cowardly, right?), when he goes outside, he has to wear a collar and leash. That getup doesn't thrill him, as you can see. But he did enjoy attacking some of my greenery outdoors during his last visit.
And I read a cute short book on the Kindle, which goes along with Weekend Cat Blogging:

ANGIE:
A HARRY NEAL AND CAT MYSTERY
by Bentley Dadmun c. 2010

Harry Neal is a retired college professor who lives on a boat in the middle of a hardwood grove located on a farm occupied by retirees, with his cat, named Cat. You have to love a book which gets no more than one page before Harry says, "If I were so foolhardy as to put applesauce or a granola bar in Cat's hallowed dish, I'd get a look that could fry rocks...."

So off Harry goes, with Cat in a sling across his chest, to obtain dinner for himself and Cat at the Senior Center located in the barn. While sitting in front of the fire, observing old tools hung over the fireplace, Harry noticed that one tool, a hatchet, was neither old nor nice, and, upon closer examination, discovered a bone fragment in its handle. This leads to a chase around town (on his bicycle, with Cat in tow) to learn more about the bone and its origins.

This was a nice, easy read, made more enjoyable by the presence of Cat. Perfect for a rainy afternoon. I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't require lots of action in a book, and wants a quick piece of entertainment.

14 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love cats, though dogs are still my first choice. Can't have one though, Nigel will sneeze 24/7. I would not be popular. Diane

Linda said...

Marjie's a gramma, Marjie's a gramma to a cat!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Winston has some muscles
Benny & Lily

Pam said...

I'm so glad you were able to enter Winston in Weekend Cat Blogging!!!

SissySees said...

Winston looks like Tigger, but Tigger was an alpha dog - er, cat. Once our Airedale died, Tigger ruled the cocker and the lab with an iron clawed paw.

Mickle in NZ said...

Cuddly Winston is just sensibly cautious - like my Zebby who yowls for rescue is he is outside and another cat looks at him. These days I accompany him on his brief daily garden ambles to keep the peace!

Winston is such a beautiful red-head all over.

Mary said...

That's funny to see the cat on a leash. Poor scaredy cat. At least he's safe!

Pam said...

We are cat owners and I love them. Your son's cat is a cutie. The book sounds great.

~~louise~~ said...

Well, this sure was surprise post. For some reason I never expected to visit and find a cat at your house. And a Winston no less. Way cool...cat...

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

BTW, I'm thinking about doing a quick round-up post of Oreo Cookie recipes on Tuesday for Oreo's 100th birthday, do you have anything to share?

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, Winston is a very attractive cat. Did he ever visit when you had Thor and what was Thor like with cats? Thanks for the book review. No worries, and love, Carol

Judi said...

Enjoyed meeting Winston through Weekend Cat Blogging. Very handsome.

The Blonde Duck said...

I made your oatmeal apple bars! Post on Thursday!

Sue said...

I haven't had a cat in years, but I'd like either a Siamese or a big yellow tabby like Winston. It's OK to be afraid in the big outdoors.

Kitty M said...

Aww I would have loved to take Poppy out for a walk when we had her!

She is doing very well in France - I have kept in touch with her new mummy on Facebook and get lots of regular updates which is lovely.

I hope we may get over there this year on holiday so we can pay her a visit :-0)