Thursday, February 16, 2017

#Felines Exploring the Bathtub--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith

One day this week we had a scheduled home maintenance appointment which involved a repairman who would be in and out of the house during his visit. Since I always try to account for the whereabouts of all of my furry family, I knew the safest thing to do was to gather them all up and take them to a safe room away from the temptation offered by doors opening and closing. 

Paddy exploring behind
the curtains in the
guest bedroom.
So we went to the guest bedroom which is usually off-limits for them and settled in for a morning of exploring and adapting to new spaces. 

Interestingly enough, after an initial circumference scan of the room, Paddy, Halo and Zoie all migrated to the guest bathroom and seemed intrigued by the tub. So I snapped some photos of their frolics to share this week.  Enjoy!      
Halo asks Paddy if it is safe to go in there.

Halo declares it safe and Paddy
awaits Zoie's arrival--to share the
new space or to claim it as her own?

Zoie arrives and she and Halo confer about
whose space it is.

Obviously Zoie got the message and Paddy
and Halo plan their next move.

But as soon as Halo and Paddy vacate the
space, Zoie decides to make it hers!
As soon as the repairman left, everyone was quick to return to familiar territory and sniff out any unfamiliar scents that were left in his wake. Gradually everyone returned to their favorite afternoon napping spots and were soon dreaming of their adventures in the guest bathtub. I settled in my easy chair and pondered how cute all of the cats still are even out of kittenhood.  They made we want to explore new places too! 



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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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