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.

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Harry’s Kitty Korner #10: A Feline Review of the Cat Writers’ Association Conference

Hi, there. It’s Harry with my Kitty Korner Column #10. Thank you for reading about my adventures with Debbie and her family. My topic for this post is the Cat Writers’ Association Conference that Debbie Attended. I wasn’t too happy about her leaving me, my sis, and Stripey, but she made up for it with lots of toys and treats that she brought home. One in purr-ticular was the Cattraction kicker toy with Silver Vine and Catnip that was donated by Hartz. I have no idea what Silver Vine is, but it must be as potent as catnip because Hermione and I couldn’t resist it.

So as not to repeat what Debbie and other cat writers have written about the conference, I’m sharing all the cat photos because they are litter-ally the best. If you want to read the human stuff, check out Debbie’s post on her author’s blog: https://wp.me/p6m4z7-21p

You might also want to read Sneaky’s preview of the conference on this blog: https://wp.me/p7XcB0-Ev

So, here are the cats that attended the conference. We were left behind which may have been for the best because I don’t like flying except when I’m running after my cat teaser.

Pet-Safety Cat Casey

Cat #1: Casey who is also known as a pet safety cat because he and his human, Arden Moore, teach pet first-aid which is a valuable thing for pet owners to learn. Casey was on paw for most of the events and even helped Arden host the Awards Banquet at the end of the conference, and I heard he did a Meowvalous job.

Summer the Pet Therapy Cat.

Cat #2: Pet Therapy Cat Summer. This pretty kitty of the Somali breed attended the swag stuffing party where those great Silver Vine and catnip kickers were included in the bags, and she was also at the author book signing and, as you can see from the photo below, she wore her best dress to the awards ceremony. Her human Janiss Garza won several special awards at that event. I’m sure Summer is quite proud of her.

Chanel the Blogger’s Cat

Cat #3: Chanel (aka Crash), Jeanne Kudich’s cat, was also around. Jeanne writes the Random Felines blog. Check it out here.

Of claws, there were lots of other cats at the conference, not all of them living. For instance, there were a pair of Cuddle Clone cats, a bunch of cat flower arrangements, and a 25th anniversary cat cake, not to mention all the cat ears and cat clothes the writers wore.

I guess I should also show you a photo of Debbie wearing her cat ears, purse, dress, necklace, and shoes for the Awards Banquet. I think she was the cat’s meow and am so glad she’s home.

Until next time. Handsome Harry aka Harold when I’m naughty.

Harry’s Kitty Korner #9: I had an “Egg”cellent First Easter

 

Hi, there. It’s Harry with my Kitty Korner Column #9. Thank you for reading about my adventures in the De Louise house. I hope you all had a nice Easter. My sister and I had a fun day because Debbie filled some plastic eggs with catnip, and we loved rolling them around. Check out the video of our game.

Here are some pictures of my sis, Hermione, with some of the eggs.

And here’s the old guy, Stripey. He didn’t play much with the eggs but opened them up and ate the catnip.

Until next time. Handsome Harry aka Harold when I’m naughty.

Sneaky Interviews Author Debbie De Louise’s Cat Stripey

In a few days, it will be Mew Year, so I decided to feature a special guest here who is making his first appearance on my blog. I’m excited to be interviewing none other than Stripey De Louise, my author’s 10-year old cat.

Mice to have you here, Stripey. Did you  have a nice holiday?

Hello, Sneaky. My holiday was okay except that those two little furballs who visited my territory in October are still here.

Furballs? Are you referring to Harry and Hermione, the kittens who write the Kitty Korner column on this blog?

You got that right, Sneaks.

May I ask what you have against those two, Stripey?

Isn’t that obvious? They are in my home. I admit that I once shared the place with a cat named Oliver. He was an old guy and really didn’t give me much trouble. When he went away, I had the place to myself. Now I’ve got not one, but two felines to deal with.

I don’t understand. You got along with Oliver. Why can’t you get along with Harry and Hermione?

Well, to be honest, Sneaky, I didn’t get along with Oliver right away. We actually got into a fur fight when he first came into my house, but then I realized he wasn’t going anywhere, and he was a lot older and bigger than I was. These little cats that are in my house now can gang up on me. They’re fast and strong. I’ve seen them zip around like tiny tigers.

Are you saying that you’re afraid of the kittens?

Let’s just say I’m a bit wary of them. That’s why I hiss when I see them and run for cover. Deep down, I admit I’m curious about them. I’ve played footsie with the girl under the door, but I’m not sure I can trust either of them yet.

Sounds like you need some time to adjust to the changes in your household. Harry and Hermione both say that they try to befriend you and even rub noses to greet you when you meet, but you hiss at them and then run away.  Is that true?

Yes, but I’m pretty set in my ways and used to being on my own now that Oliver is gone. He wasn’t really my pal. I just allowed him to stay in my home. I was there first. I’m the senior cat in the family and, like I said, I can’t trust the new little devils especially that girl, Hermione, who keeps running under my bed while I’m hiding there.  She has some nerve that little fur ball. You’d think she’d fear for her safety. I am a big guy, after all. But, no, she is relentless, even when I draw my paws out at her with my shivs sheathed. I like the boy, Harry, a bit better. He’s quieter and less intrusive of my territory, but he follows his sister around like a puppy.

I sympathize with your predicament. Even though I’m a character cat, I encountered a similar situation in Debbie’s latest Cobble Cove mystery, Love on the Rocks, when a new girl kitten came to town. Our meeting was quite awkward, and I also hissed at her and retreated. However, we ended up working together to solve a crime. I’m confident that the three of you will be friends one day even if you don’t have any mysteries to unravel.

I hope you’re right, Sneaky. I’d love to start 2019 with harmony in my home. Also, those cat toys and that awesome cat tree that the kittens have in their room sure look inviting. I’ve been bored sleeping most of the day, but I still have some life in me and could give those kittens some chasing.

That’s the attitude, Stripey. You all could be great playmates. I know it.

Thanks, Sneaky. I need some time to ponder your advice. I still have to show the interlopers that I’m top cat in Debbie’s house. I want to do it before they get too big. Once I put them in their place, maybe I’ll grace them with my pawsome company. 

Fair enough. Well, keep us posted, Stripey, and thanks for the interview.

You’re welcome, Sneaky. Best whiskers on your upcoming books. I wish Debbie would put me in one. I think she’s planning to put Harry and Hermione in your series, so be careful. They’ve already taken over one of your columns. The next thing you know, they’ll have their photos on the book covers and their own blog. You should shudder at the thought.

Thanks for the warning, Stripey. I’ll keep that in mind. Have a Happy Mew year and try to make peace with your fellow felines.