Thursday, February 4, 2016

Reading #Feline Thoughts--#Cats This Weeks by Karen Rose Smith

Every once in a while, I look at one of our cats and feel like her expression is trying to convey a message. Sometimes it's an "I'm about to get into trouble" expression and other times an "I need some loving" message. It's at times like these that I'm sure our furry friends have feelings much like humans and can express them in just a look or perhaps through body language. Pet owners need to be intuitive to interpret these subtle nuances that help us communicate with our pets, just as I believe that they are intuitive to our emotional needs. I found a few examples in this week's photos that I would like to share with my readers.

Halo still occasionally sleeps with one
eye open, a throwback to her days as a
stray when she had to constantly be on
alert for lurking danger.
Now awake and alert more often since
she is feeling better, Halo has a pensive
moment, perhaps trying to absorb to the
comforts of her forever home.

Zoie Joy's expression and body language
both convey that she is patiently
waiting to be fed.
Paddy teeters between staying awake and falling
asleep, and her expression has an annoyed edge to
it, probably because she would prefer that the
camera be put away. 
Paddington seems shocked (or annoyed)
that her hiding place under the towel rack
was discovered.

London is just waiting
for that goodnight hug. 




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 95th novel will be released in 2016.

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. 



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos.