Catty writing

My cats give me inspiration.

Sounds a little kooky but it’s true.

Black cat in laundry basket comic speech bubble

Mr. Snuggles is a quirky fella.  He likes to sleep in baskets of dirty laundry.

This morning, it seemed that he wanted to cheer me up after my summer clothing fitting attempts.  He seemed to sense that I am lonely in that all of my kids are away this weekend.  They have gone to spread their wings in exploring new horizons, expanding their interests and social circles.  Of course, I am happy and proud for them.

The Catholic up-bringing compels me to express some Motherly guilt in that I have no fresh flowers to display on the dining table.

Snuggles jumped on my lap to console me, to turn my sadness into some catty, dark humour. He revelled at the thought of creating a comic, of comparing Miss Geneva to a Science Fiction character in honour of the COMICON and TCAF events this weekend.

black cat at Mac computer

Mr. Snuggles helps with creative writing

Sometimes I personify Geneva with different qualities and moods.  Sometimes I’m just projecting my own frustrations and insecurities. 



tabby cat rear end

Geneva Tabby Cat

Every time we visit the veterinarian, we are reminded that Geneva needs to lose weight. Hmm, the same thing happens during my annual checkups…

Geneva Tabby Cat on my bed

We’re working on ways to help her move more and to eat less. Food should not be a reward.

Mmmm, NetFlix and potato chips…

Tabby cat posing on couch

Thanks for dropping by, for reading and enjoying gratuitous cat pictures.  The Internet just doesn’t have enough.

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Have a lovely Mother’s Day – if you can get it.



About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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5 Responses to Catty writing

  1. Your kitty is so cute! Sometimes I get the urge to tell the vet that my kitties are not fat, they’re athletic. There’s just lots of muscle under there!

  2. Susan A. Jennings says:

    Theresa, I soooooo enjoyed your blog. I browsed through it this morning and fell in love with your cats.. I compliment you on your sense of humour, I chuckled all the way through. The best one is the last one Downward dog, how about reclining cat, loved it.
    Sorry you were alone for Mothers Day, but Very caring of you to let your children do their thing. That shows how much you love them and I know how much your kids love you.
    Great post, I never knew you had such a subtle sense of humour.

    • shewrite63 says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Susan.

      I think having a sense of humour helps one through challenging times. Instead of using puppets to express feelings and concerns, I turn to the cats. Ha, ha. I attribute my near-poverty childhood and rowdy older siblings for my appreciation of dark and quirky humour.

      Mother used to say to Father during his joking attempts, “Thousands of comedians are out of work and you’re still trying to be funny.”

      As you could likely concur, being a Mom to fledgling young folk finally following their paths can fill your heart with pride – after thinning your hair and wearing you off your feet.


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