Thursday, September 1, 2016

#Sharing Our Spaces With Our Felines -- #Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith

One night this week, my husband and I were ready to settle down and watch TV. I settled on the bed and hubby was getting a snack and glass of water. By the time he arrived in the bedroom, his side of the bed was occupied by three felines who were under the mistaken assumption that they would be spending the rest of the evening there. Mistaken? Really? Just looking at the juxtaposition of the sleeping balls of fur on the bed, hubby gave a shrug of the shoulders and quietly plopped on the chair next to the bed.      

Whether or not the bed is made, our furry family seems to have staked their claims to different spots from the top to the bottom. Many of the spats that occur are a result of violation of these claims. One day Zoie decided she wanted Halo's space and, although Halo tried to settle elsewhere, she eventually gave up and grudgingly moved to the chair next to the bed. Paddy enjoys an evening nap at the foot of the bed but eventually leaves after the TV is turned on. Zoie and Halo often have to be re-positioned so everyone can comfortably enjoy a relaxing hour or two of our favorite TV shows.

London spends much of her day in her own heated bed upstairs, but if my husband settles down for an afternoon nap, she quickly joins him on the bed for a session of meowing, crawling over his head and dusting him with her tail. She eventually settles next to him or at the foot of the bed and often remains there after he leaves. She sometimes stays there through the evening until her before bed-feeding and play session with the laser light.  

Even when I am out of the room--working in my office, creating a new recipe in the kitchen or spending time on the patio with the outside cats--Halo, Zoie and Paddy seem to prefer the comfort of the bed. Perhaps it's the comfy softness of the spread and covers or the warmth they offer. Or maybe they feel close to me even in my absence. Whatever the reason, that is where they settle and in their sleeping peacefulness provide some beautiful photo opportunities. 



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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 97th novel will be released in 2017.
Karen and Paddy

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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