Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cats This Week 7/10--#Feline Friday by Karen Rose Smith

The Smith felines are finally settling in again after having their routines disrupted by our visit to our son half way across the country. They showed no signs of stress or disapproval over our leaving thanks to our wonderful cat/house sitter. But they were clearly glad to see us and ready to get back to our normal daily routines.

Miss Paddington sits on the kitchen window condo,
waiting for the pop of the cat food cans that signal
feeding time.
When Paddy and Halo sit by the kitchen door,
we know it is feeding time, regardless of the
time on the clock.  If we ignore their signal, Paddy
will get into some sort of  "trouble" to tell us
she is hungry.
Sunnybud waits patiently
on the patio for his evening
meal before heading off to
his nighttime accommodations.

London's appearance downstairs usually signals
that she's hungry or wants to play with the laser
light. That is fine if Paddy doesn't interrupt her
plans...usually ending in some hissing and
fluffy tails.

Paddy loves her catnip turtle. It certainly moves
about the house much faster than a real turtle, thanks
to Paddy carrying it from room to room.
Paddy is fascinated by flies. She has no rest until
they are properly disposed of. One morning after we used
a fly swatter to get rid of the latest nemesis, Paddy wasn't
satisfied that we had done the job properly and
grabbed the swatter and took off with it to finish
 the "job" herself .
And, of course, Halo slept through it all!!

Have a wonderful week, and may all your dreams come true!

Until next week...

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

Coming July 28--DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, book 4

Caprice De Luca's former client and now friend Ace Richland--an 80's rock star--asks her for a favor.  Can she quickly stage his girlfriend's house to sell?  Widow Alanna Goodwin, a transplanted Southern beauty, will be moving in with him!  Immediately Caprice realizes Alanna's southern charm can be turned on and off at will.  Caprice agrees to stage Alanna's Kismet antebellum-styled mansion for Ace's sake.  But she soon learns Alanna doesn't have a genuine love for her cat Mirabelle and also uncovers a plot her new client is hatching to sabotage Ace's comeback.  However, before she can tell Ace, Alanna is murdered and Ace is the prime suspect.  

As Caprice investigates, she learns Alanna had more secrets than pie safes.  With her Cocker Spaniel Lady by her side, she tracks down clues and adopts Alanna's cat.  In the midst of some of her own family upheaval--her uncle has moved in with her parents--she finds herself with a dilemma.  Grant Weatherford, her brother's law partner, advises Ace and reveals more of his past to her.  Seth Randolph, the doctor she dates, wants her to meet his family.  She must choose between them.

Danger stalks Caprice.  Will her refresher self-defense course save her life?  Only if she keeps her wits about her and Lady by her side.


Karen's Search For Love Series Website

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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Unknown said...

So adorable :)

Linda Reilly said...

Your cats are so gorgeous, Karen. I want to plant kisses all over their furry faces!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pics, this week! Thanks, Karen.

Deborah Blake said...

I love the flyswatter!