Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sharon Dunn and her "Crazy" Kitties

I am a crazy cat lady. Cats are in almost all my books. I have a cat who is an affliction when she first arrived her name was TinkerBell. We now call her Craziness.

Anyway, the two cats I want to talk about are Buzzsaw and Big Rat. Buzzsaw and Big Rat came to us after much prayer. My daughter had lost her sweet calico Cozette and I wanted some healing and grief to happen before we got new cats.

We prayed for "just right kitties." I wanted short haired sisters. Short hair because I am tired of hair balls. Sisters because I thought two of them would keep each other company and be able to stand up to our Evil Queen Cat, Craziness.

God gave us exactly what we prayed for. Buzzsaw (so named because she started to purr loudly when my son picked her up in the shelter) sleeps on my son's head. She has an issue with being able to find the litter box, but she loves my son.

Big Rat is my daughter's cat, the cat who brought some closure after we lost the little calico.
The sisters play together and lick each other. I often find them, one using the other for a pillow, sleeping in front of the space heater. Cats are after all, heat seeking missiles.

Just as a note, these cats, like all of our cats have evolving names because cats don't call when you call them. They came from the shelter as Cashmira and Pewter. When the potty challenged one has one of her accidents, my hubby calls her Stupidhead.

My recent releases is book two in the Bargain Hunters mysteries, Death of a Six Foot Teddy Bear features Phoebe, the monster cat as a character. whodunits, including book two in the Bargain Hunters mysteries
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Death of a Six-foot Teddy Bearfrom Multnomah Publishers, a division of Random House


Kathryn Mackel said...

Augh! I sympathize. We had a male cat who wouldn't use the litter box because his "sister" made such a mess in it. Steve often called him worse names than Stupidhead!

Kay said...

I'll have to look for those books. I've been looking for some Christian "cozy mysteried".

Kathryn Mackel said...

Sharon's books are a riot!