Clearly, pets are a big part of many of our authors’ lives. I guess they’re just ordinary human beings after all. Take a look at the Pet-iculars category to see more stories on our little furry friends.
Bruce Louis Dodson: Amber Does Book Reviews
My Scottish Fold, Amber, is not really that helpful with my writing. She is a writer herself and keeps hogging the computer. She does book reviews.
I’ve been reading books this long, Swedish winter and came across, “Kafka On The Shore” by Haruki Murakami. The protagonist is a fifteen year old boy who runs away from home and meets these weird people. One human gets stabbed to death, but he made this old man stab him, and he had it coming if you ask me. He was killing cats, of all things. I guess that’s what I liked best in this book, not that someone was killing cats, but the old man who stabs him talks to cats, which is so cool. And there’s like, time travel, only not like science fiction, but time just sort of shifts around, starting from 1944 in Japan when a bunch of school kids are looking for mushrooms and they, like, trip out or something. One of them has a sort of Oedipus complex.
Kate Policani: Sandy the Hurricane
Sandy is a two-year-old Labrador, flat-coated retriever, and Yeti mix we adopted a year and a half ago. Her original name was “Sabbath”, giving her a telling wordplay on the band “Black Sabbath”. But the youngest has trouble with “th” words, so we re-named her after the hurricane that ended around the same time we adopted her. The aggressive love of three kids suits her and she has found happiness with us.
She enjoys long walks anywhere, sticking her nose in crotches, and obsessing about any ball. Her favorite ball is a yellow tennis ball (yes the color matters) and recently, racquetballs. The noise the rubber makes on her teeth gives her great joy.
Sandy’s claim to fame is her ability to speak English. Her repertoire of words includes “mama”, “ruh-roh” (Scooby-doo style), and “rum”. She alternates from speaking in deep bass to whispering. To hear her English skills, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Dave Richman: Crazy
They are my Bernese Mountain Dogs. Bernese Dogs are like no dogs we’ve had before. The do crazy things, like sit straight up like a rabbit looking over a hedge, flop their head back onto your lap, and then fall over. They demand attention – always, and truly believe their 100 pounds belong on your lap.Bernese dogs are slow movers – they don’t run for long distances and overheat easily so they’re not for hot climates. But they do like their walks so be prepared to take them out often.We got Ellie because Mia seemed to be bored. With a 35 pound three month old puppy chewing on her jowls and ears she’s not bored anymore!Which picture do you like best? The soulful dog, the elegant cat or the bundle of pups?I admit that I’m a cat person and I love the mystical feeling in the photo of Amber. She’s a proud cat indeed.Posts compiled by cat lover Tahlia Newland.