Thursday, May 14, 2015


The feline word of the week in the Smith household this week is "curiosity," better pronounced in Miss Paddington's vernacular as T-R-O-U-B-L-E.  Paddy has taken to sitting in the bowl of cat grass rather than nibbling it, leaving a flat nest for the other cats to deal with. She has also taken a fascination to paper. She found a pack of travel tissues in my prize box and escaped with it to play with, leaving little teeth marks in the wrapping.  She also was spotted running through the kitchen with an opened pack of napkins which she promptly dismantled in the living room.

Paddy also was close at hand to watch the paper emerging from my printer as I printed out a draft of my next mystery. If only she could be so helpful with the edits!! 

The other preoccupation this week with all the felines was chair backs.  Paddington, London and Zoie Joy all found their own chair and napped there.

And there were the usual napping spots as well--a sun-drenched condo shelf for Halo, a window sill for Zoie and Paddington, a shaded area in the backyard for Sunnybud and, of course, the bed for London. The Smith felines certainly do live a life of leisure! 

And I can't forget my patio feline, all planted and ready to be moved to a shaded area for our summertime enjoyment.

May all your furry friends bring you smiles, friendship and comfort.


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.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 


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Janet said...

It could be worse. When we planted a bowl of cat grass for our kitty, she did unspeakable things in it. She will never have another bowl of cat grass!

Deborah Blake said...

Samhain used to love cat grass, although the others mostly ignored it.

Miss Luna has been getting into all kinds of trouble this week too. We're still working on the "no on the kitchen counter" issue.

KRS said...

Debotah--the "no" on the kitchen counter comes in spurts. Paddy was too busy getting into everything else this week, so she wasn't on the counter often!