Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cleaning With #Felines--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith

Cleaning isn't my--or anyone's else's--favorite thing to do. Throw two kittens into the mix and cleaning becomes even more of a chore...or just plain fun and games.

This week, I chose to just make a situation that could have been frustrating and irritating into a fun and game session. It took a bit longer to finish my chores and eventually Freya and Zander had to be moved to a different room...but the kittens provided some laughs and I actually had fun sweeping the kitchen floor!

Below are photos of our cleaning adventures.

Freya likes to jump onto the open lid of the dishwasher
and supervise while I am emptying the clean dishes.

Freya and Zander chase the broom while hubby
sweeps the kitchen floor. The fun and games came
to a halt when they sent the pile of dirt flying
across the floor. 
Zander seems to prefer chasing the broom through the air.
That way he doesn't have to worry about the pile of dirt!

Freya was enchanted with the Swiffer sweeper and
chased it across the floor as I mopped. But then she
figured out how to pull the cloth off of the mop
and she was evicted to another room.

Zander soon grew tired of  the broom and sweeper
and retreated to the bed for an afternoon nap.
He seems to be thinking, "Cleaning is hard work...
I don't know why these humans bother doing it!"
You know, he may have a point there.


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Ah, wintertime in Rust Creek Falls! It's the perfect time of year to snuggle up by the fireplace and indulge in some juicy gossip. Speaking of snuggling, did you hear that Eli Dalton and Hadley Strickland were forced to spend the night together in an abandoned barn during our recent snowstorm?  

While it may have been a horse in distress that brought the lovely veterinarian out to the Circle D, we're betting handsome, steady Eli will draw her back. We believe the rancher could melt fair Hadley's frozen heart—if she can find the courage to reveal her past. So hang the holly, dear readers, and remember that this is the season for miracles. Could a holiday proposal soon be in the works?


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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. This award-winning and bestselling author will have her 100th novel released in 2018.  At present she is working on two mystery series for Kensington Books--Caprice De Luca Home Staging cozies and Daisy's Tea Garden mysteries. From time to time, she also writes romance for Harlequin Special Edition.
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 and does watercolor paintings 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. 

©2017 Karen Rose Smith

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