Thursday, February 9, 2017

A #Feline Dream of Summer--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith

The weather in the northeast has been crazy! Yesterday near record high temperatures had us grabbing the spring jackets from the closet, dabbling in the garden and enjoying a walk. 

Bonnie and Clyde, our outside siblings, spent time on the deck outside my office soaking in the sunshine and tussling with each other. Then overnight everything changed. 
We awoke this morning to snow and wind. My husband had to shovel the patio and paths to the outside feeders before I opened the door to let Bonnie and Clyde choose if they wanted to venture outdoors...or stay in the warmth of the basement. Yesterday's reprieve was just a memory and today they had only dreams of lazing on the summer grass and basking in its lush cushion. 

Unlike the day before when the temperatures were abnormally warm overnight, last evening Bonnie and Clyde were waiting in the basement for their evening feeding and ready to settle in the basement for the night. It was like they had their own barometer and knew the weather was about to change. 

The big question this morning was whether or not to open the door and give them the option to come and go as they wished. So while my husband shoveled and assessed the outside conditions, I provided Bonnie and Clyde with catnip toys and just watched them play. They tugged at the toys and engaged with each other on the carpet, although all along I know Bonnie was chomping at the bit to make the decision herself where she wanted to spend the day. 

When my husband declared that it was safe to open the door, Bonnie was the first to the cat door.  At the opening , she stopped abruptly, realizing her outside world had been altered while she slept. Clyde eventually migrated to the door and it seemed that together they decided to venture out. But over the next couple of hours, whenever we checked the basement, Bonnie and Clyde were inside. At one point, Clyde was napping on a chair, no doubt dreaming of the warm weather that can only be a few weeks away...I hope! 


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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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