Wow, Meow! Today, I have the opportunity to interview a real-life cat who was recently rescued and adopted by author Mollie Hunt.
What is your name and your author’s name?
Hi, Sneaky. I’m Blaze. I was recently adopted by my foster-person, Mollie Hunt, who turns out to be the author of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series. Who knew?
That’s pawsome. I can’t wait to hear your story.
Tell us about yourself and your author, how you met, how long you’ve been together, anything else that would interest our readers?
For ten years I lived with my family, but when I broke my arm, they couldn’t afford to get me fixed up, so they relinquished me to a shelter. The place was scary and loud with d-o-g-s, but the nice doctors set my arm so it didn’t hurt so much anymore. Unfortunately the arm didn’t heal and they had to bring me back and put me to sleep on the silver table again. This time when I woke up, I had heavy silver pins sticking out of my fur. They said that until the pins came out, I’d need kennel rest, which means I couldn’t run, jump, or play. That’s when I met my soon-to-be cohabitor Mollie.
Mollie took me home and put me in her kennel. It was a really nice one, not like the dreary shelter cages. This one had a big bed, lots of food, a convenient commode, and best of all, a big window with bird TV. Since I was tired and my arm still hurt, I didn’t mind so much resting in my personal boudoir. Mollie came and took me out for supervised visits at least twice a day. I got to walk a little but mostly I sat one her lap and purred. In the morning and evening, she had to clean my pins so they didn’t get icky. I didn’t much care for that, but I always got treats afterward.
This went on for a long time, and I began to get restless, but finally the doctors decided the pins could come out. I would soon be ready to go to a new forever home!
That was a conundrum though, because I’d been with Mollie, her husband, and her other felines, Tyler and Little, for so long, I thought it was my forever home. I told Mollie, and she agreed I’d become part of the family.
That’s a beautiful, lapwarming story. You’re one very lucky kitty, and Mollie and her family are also lucky to have you.
Have you read any of your author’s books? If so, can you tell us something about them?
I didn’t know much about books and authors before I started living with my cohabitor, but every morning she took me out of my boudoir to sit on her lap while she typed on a keyboard. I began to get interested in what she was writing, and became even more interested when I learned that all her stories had cats in them. Her Crazy Cat Lady series features Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer, sort of like herself but more adventurous and less introverted. Mollie worked on two forthcoming books while I helped: Cosmic Cat, about a cosplayer named Captain Cat who falls to his death at a comic-con, and Cat Noel, a Christmastime story with a catnapping and daring rescue by Lynley. They sound scary but they’re really more exhilarating than fearsome.
Mollie is also proofing her new book, Cat Café. (A body is found on the floor of the cat café and all the black cats are missing.) She is very excited about this one because it will be published shortly for everybody to read.
How mice, Blaze. Your author sounds very talented.
Will you be in any of your author’s forthcoming books?
Of course! Who wouldn’t want to feature a handsome, debonair, tuxedo cat like me? Maybe I’ll get to save the day like… oh, but I don’t want to give away the story.
I’m sure that will be a purrfect “tail.”
What advice would you give to other authors’ cats?
Don’t step on your author’s keyboard when they’re writing- I know you want to, but their mind is elsewhere, and you may find yourself banished from the room. If you are a lapsitter like me, curl up and purr, sending good kitty mojo and feline inspiration.
Very good advice. I’ll share it with Debbie’s cat, Stripey.
Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.
Though I’m quite famous among my cohabitor’s followers, I’ve declined to have a platform of my own. I’m really a very quiet cat and don’t want to be always in the limelight. Mollie has a bunch of social media sites:
Mollie’s Website: http://www.lecatts.wordpress.com/
Mollie’s Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/MollieHuntCatWriter/
You can find her books at:
Mollie’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/molliehunt
Mollie’s Smashwords Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CatWriter
And at independent bookstores in the Portland area.
Thanks for that info and a great inter”mew,” Blaze. Best whiskers to you and your author.
Thanks so much, Sneaky, for letting me tell my story. And to all you cats out there who are waiting for a home, someday it will come just like it did for me.
Love and blinks, Blaze
Mollie’s Bio: Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, featuring Portland native Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Willamette Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the Cat Writers’ Association. She has won four CWA Muse Medallions for her work. Mollie lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.