Thursday, May 7, 2015


Who could turn down a face like this?  Sunnybud waits at the door for breakfast, then heads through the gardens and the yard for his daily adventures.

Arthur says thanks for his breakfast, then stops to sniff the cat mint before he heads out for the day.

Miss Paddington was up to her usual curiosities that could only get her into trouble. She found the pack of catnip on a shelf in the closet and ran off with it.  We won't ask how she got it from the shelf!

She takes a break from her mischievous antics to commune with Halo, her mom, and Zoie Joy, her big "sister," before finding more trouble to get into. 

She has discovered where we keep the laser lights we play with every night and has her way of telling us she's ready to play.  One night we weren't quick enough to suit her so she jumped on a statue of St. Francis which is waiting to be moved to our outside gardens and knocked it over on herself. She favored her front paw for a while but seemed to have survived the mishap.

If we are too slow at serving her evening meal, she will climb the chest of drawers and sit in front of the TV to force us into action.

One afternoon Paddy settled in front of a special pillow on the living room sofa. I don't know what she was trying to tell us, but her nap was short before heading out for her next adventure.

London and Zoie Joy are much more patient as they wait for our nightly laser light show.

But as I said at the beginning...who can turn down faces like these!

Have a great week with your furry friends!

In my Caprice De Luca Home Staging mystery series, my sleuth Caprice takes in stray cats and dogs and finds them forever loving homes!


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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 87th novel will be released in 2015.

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

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Tea said...

My goodness, all are pretty or cute. How in the world do you keep up with them??

Deborah Blake said...

Arthur and Sunnybud are so gorgeous. As in the wild one, Paddy, who reminds me of my own wild one!