J-Dog is welcoming Timothy Mouse to Fuzzy Friday! The wonderful Cecilia Dominic (urban fantasy, romance, mystery, steampunk, and YA paranormal author, and connoisseur of irony) is out on a blog tour, and her fur baby decided to get in on the action. I'm turning over the keyboard to Mr. Timothy Mouse:
My world came into existence ten man-months ago. They say I’m skittish because I had a traumatic kittenhood, but all I can remember is bright lights and noise and then my three siblings and I were alone. My human mommy says I fell into her life by accident. I say, as I touch my paw to her face, that I found the perfect situation for snuggles and playing, and she obviously needed me. I don’t know how she got along without me. Dad even has a comfy chair for me, which I leave covered with gray and white fur so he knows it’s mine. He thinks he can keep it as his by putting a blue towel over it, but I just move that out of the way. Sometimes. I like to keep him guessing.
What is Mommy currently reading?
A story about cats, of course! It’s called 9th Life – The Naming of Legends, Book One. They change into humans – I don’t know why. Being a cat is much better. Why would I change into a human except to have access to more food? I used to get squishy food when I was little, but now all Mommy gives me is the hard stuff. If I could change into a person, I could find out where the soft food went or try some of the human food that smells so yummy. She eats things called crow-sants. I don’t see any birds in them, but the crumbs taste good.
What was the most recent thing I did to get in trouble?
The humans have another boss named Tabitha. She’s old and gray and grouchy. I try to play with her and sometimes get so excited I miss it when she gets annoyed. I got grounded (put in the office) today because I wouldn’t stop trying to play, and the old kitty growled at me. That’s okay. I’m going to drink some water by licking it off my paw and then make sure the desks have lots of kitty footprints on them.
What are my observations of Mommy's writing process?
The humans have mind control devices they call lap-tops and tab-lets. I call them bor-ing. The people sit there and make tapping noises with their fingers while they watch the tops of the machines. I have to try very hard to be cute and playful so Mommy will pay attention to me and throw the ball for me to fetch. I’ve found through repeated experimenting that the noisier the toy, the better. If she’s really paying attention to the lap-top, I have to rescue her by knocking one of my favorite balls under the couch and meowing piteously until she gets it out for me. Then we play!
Sometimes she says she’s writing stories. I’ll make sure she doesn’t work too hard so she still has the energy to play with me. If I’m tired, I’ll sit on her lap and purr so she pets me. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it. Otherwise she’d pay attention to the stupid thing all day.
What is Mommy currently writing?
Daddy says that Mommy’s current book and she are not speaking at the moment. Maybe she stopped giving it squishy food, too.
I heard her talking about it when the other writer people came over for something called crit-eek-groop. The book has something to do with steampunk and a theatre and a musician and an actress, and there’s kissing (eww), and it all sounds very complicated. Except for the steampunk part. That sounds like it might be edible or chase-able or both.
Why you should buy my Mommy's most recent book b/c pet treats aren't cheap.
Mommy’s most recent book is about writers and the things they will do for their stories. Writers are weird. That’s why I always hide from them. Well, them and everyone else. There’s nothing more terrifying than someone coming in the front door.
But writers - they do strange things for their books, like talking to weird people. She says she wrote it so both readers and other writers would enjoy it because life is often stranger than fiction.
Thank you so much for hosting Timothy Mouse today, Heather! He had a great time.
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