Harry’s Kitty Korner #17: Feline Tips on What to Do In a Crisis

Meow, there. It’s Harry with some cat tips for humans who are worried about the coronavirus pandemic. I suspected something was wrong when my two-legged family members started washing their paws so much. Then they were home all day. I got all excited thinking Debbie would spend more time with me, but, no, she spent more time at her computer promoting two of her free books and watching the news about the virus. That’s when I decided that I needed to share some feline tips with her and the readers of this blog from the CDCC (Cats Don’t Care Club) about how to deal with a crisis.

Tip #1:  When troubles hit, it’s okay to stay in bed. In fact, we cats do it 18 hours a day.

Tip #2: If you feel afraid, just find a place to hide.

Tip #3: If things get really bad, put on a scary face.

Tip #4: Yoga works wonders. I recommend the loafing position. Tip #5: This tip is from my sister. When she’s upset, she just opens her mouth and lets it all loose.  Tip #6: This is from Stripey, the old guy in the house. When he’s facing a dilemma, he rolls with the punches and his catnip toy.

Tip #7: If you’re looking for a solution, think “inside” the box.

Tip #8: When trying to choose between two sides, take the middle.

Tip #9: Catch it before it catches you.

Tip #10: Most important of all, don’t forget to share the toilet paper.

I hope these tips help you cope or at least make you smile. The CDCC also recommends that you stay home with your kitties and be safe.

Hermione’s Kitty Korner #14: Breaking News, but it was only an Accident

Meow there, it’s Hermione. For my Kitty Korner Column, I have good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad news over first. I admit I jumped to the top of Debbie’s bookshelf and knocked down one of her collectibles, but it was only an accident. I can’t help it if I’m naturally curious, and I’ve been up there before without disturbing anything including her Betta Fish who lives on the shelf below. She keeps me out of the room when she’s not home, but the door was open while she was preparing breakfast, and I couldn’t help but leap up there. Now she’s being very strict about my not being alone in the room. She prefers my brother Harry and me to sit on top of her closet which she’s cleared off except for a basket that we sit in sometimes.

Now for the good news. Harry and I appear in the “2020 Cats of the World” weekly planner on two pages. There’s also an article that Debbie wrote about cozy cat mysteries and lots of other cat photos and information about cat blogs like Sneaky’s and other cat authors and bloggers like Debbie who are members of the great Cat Writer’s Association.

There’s even more good news and something for you readers to look forward to. Harry and I make our debuts in Debbie’s upcoming short holiday story, “Murder Unwrapped” that will be released on December 2, along with a new Cobble Cove story featuring Sneaky that’s called “Sneaky’s Holiday Mystery.” You can’t miss this one because Sneaky has a large part in it as well as my fellow calico, Kittykai, from the previous book in the series, Love on the Rocks.  You don’t have to have read any of the books in the series to enjoy the story, but I highly recommend you do because they are pawsome.

Hermione’s Kitty Korner #12 : I’m a Basket Case

Hermione here with some good news. For those who have been following me and my brother’s Kitty Korner columns, you’ll know that we were planning to stop sharing our adventures now that we’ve turned a year old. However, we’re still having so much fun in Debbie’s house, that we decided to ask Sneaky to extend our time on this blog.

Today, I’m sharing with you my love of baskets. It all started when I found a basket on top of Debbie’s wardrobe. It was sitting among some old Christmas tins and was very high, but I was confident I could reach it. I jumped on her jewelry armoire and climbed across her bureau. At that point, it was only a hop, a skip, and a jump before I was able to reach that beautiful basket.

I was so proud of myself because my brother, Harry, wasn’t able to follow in my pawsteps. I finally felt bad for the guy, and showed him how I got up there.  Leave it to a girl to teach a boy some new tricks. It was just a matter of time before he copied me, but he wasn’t interested in my basket which is a good thing because it’s my new favorite place.

Now I regularly go up to my basket and even nap in it. Debbie cleared off the Christmas tins and other stuff, so I would have more room. I love a room with a view.

Until next time. Hermione signing off.

Harry’s Kitty Korner #11: Happy Birthday to Us

Hi, there. It’s Harry with my Kitty Korner Column #11. Thank you for reading about my adventures with Debbie and her family. Today is my birthday and my sister’s. It isn’t the actual day, but it’s the day Debbie celebrates meeting us at the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe last October. We were 3 months old, so now we are a year old and full-grown cats.

To celebrate our special day, Debbie got us some fun gifts. There was an assortment of toys including my favorite catnip sticks and toy mice for Hermione.

We also got a new cat teaser. We still have “Da Bee” which is one of our favorite playthings, but now Debbie got us “Da Fish.” Can’t wait to reel it in.

Another interesting birthday gift for us was the Catit treat toy. Both Hermione and I, and even Stripey, enjoy this gift.

We also got another puzzle toy that doesn’t include treats, but is still fun because little creatures pop up if you pull the levers. I still have to master this.

Then there’s this bug toy that moves by itself. We all really love it, but it gets stuck in some places, so Debbie has to supervise when we play with it.

We also got some combs and brushes to keep me and Stripey looking handsome and Hermione looking beautiful. They feel great, too.

But, of all our new toys, our favorite is the big box they came in.


There were two other gifts that Debbie gave in honor of our first birthdays, but they weren’t for us. The first was for her readers — two free ebooks of her mysteries that are available until Monday, July 22. You can get her Cobble Cove cozy mystery, Love on the Rocks here., and her mystery thriller, Reason to Die, here.

The last but not least gift that Debbie gave in honor of our birthdays is a fundraiser for the Golden Paw Society, the rescue from which we came, so that other kittens and cats like us can find wonderful homes with loving families like we did. To help Debbie give this gift, you can donate any amount until Wednesday, July 24, here.

Thank you for making our birthday purrfect.

Hermione’s Kitty Korner #11 (Her Last Column)

Hermione here with some good and some not so good news. For those who have been following me and my brother’s Kitty Korner columns, you’ll know that we’ve been having quite a lot of adventures in Debbie’s house. However, since we will be turning 1 years old in July and thus official cats, we are no longer going to paw our Kitty Korner Columns. However, Debbie will continue to share our stories on Facebook and her own blog/website with lots of photos and updates.

While this is my last column, Harry will be pawing his later in July to fill you all in on our one-year birthday celebration. Now for the good news. Debbie is offering two of her books free in honor of our birthdays from July 19 to July 21. During that time, you can get your free books here: mybook.to/RTD mybook.to/cc4

For those who don’t know our story, Debbie and her daughter first laid eyes on Harry and me at the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe on October 21, 2018. We were so adorable that they fell immediately in love with us. Since the cat cafe had taken us from the Golden Paw Society shelter to help find homes for us, Debbie adopted us from them on October 24, 2018 which was her daughter’s 14th birthday. We were just 3 months old. Here’s a link to the article about our adoption and a photo of us at Shabby Tabby. Weren’t we so little and cute? https://wp.me/p7XcB0-ug

Here is a more recent photo. See  how big we grew.

I hope you enjoy celebrating our birthday week with the two free mysteries, but it would also be great if you could contribute to the Facebook Fundraiser that Debbie created for the Golden Paws Society to help other kittens and cats like us get adopted. Any amount would help.