O

O

If you’re a writer, you may have one.  You may have one if you’re not a writer, too.  In fact, some humans have several, because we require more “supervision” of our daily lives — and more cat hair on our clothes, apparently.

O is for feline overlord, or “Overcat” for short.

I decided that I needed a non-serious post for today, a literal “fluff piece.”  So this post is about my cats.  All six of ’em.

Ashley-idea

This is Ashley, a dilute torbie (tortoiseshell tabby).  She has an obsession with playing fetch.  Her other hobbies include knocking things off tables and desks, and eating.

 

Una-in-the-sink

Una (a.k.a. Floofycat), the first-born of the litter, named for the princess in Stardust by Neil Gaiman.  She’s floofy like her father, and a little bit crazy.

 

Harmony found Nemo!

This is my favorite photo of Harmony (a.k.a. Neenee, a.k.a. Teeny Meany, a.k.a. Ittybittykitty), the baby of the litter.  “Look — Harmony found Nemo!”  (Nemo is filled with catnip.)  Harmony often stands on a bookshelf and makes weird yargle sounds at the ceiling for no apparent reason.  She also attacks boots and wrestles them to the floor.

 

glowcat

Tip (a.k.a. Doodle) as a kitten; I joke that he was pretending in this photo to be a character from The Remnant (a sci-fi novel).  Now that he’s grown, he looks just like his father except for having shorter hair.  He’s also a big fan of Warhammer 40K boxes.

 

look-birds!

The kittens with their mother, Tabitha.  From left to right:  Tabitha, Tip, Ashley, Harmony, and Una.  They’re watching birds — or possibly a squirrel.

 

jellybeans copy

…And here’s a baby pic of all the kittens, because I’ve been threatening to post one and embarrass them on the Internet.  🙂  It’s too bad you can’t see Ashley’s face in this pic; she looks like a little cat doll.  And Tip has the white tip on his tail that gave him his name.  (Alas, the white tip went away as he grew up — or rather, the white hairs stayed but became much further apart as the cat expanded.)

 

cat-on-desk

THIS is Calliope, Tabitha’s sister.  As you can see, she has the whole “writer’s cat” thing down perfectly.  “You, biped — sit at this computer and make clickety sounds on the keyboard, for it amuses me.”

 

 

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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4 Responses to O

  1. Drew Llew says:

    Being a science fiction author, did you ever consider that your cats may not be of this world? If you’ve time, I theorized on the origin of cats here http://wp.me/p3clDN-2R

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  2. Cats symbolize the feminine in so many ways, cultures and spaces of the psyche…
    Thank you,
    Susan
    Garden of Eden Blog

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  3. Michelle says:

    Great post!

    Please visit my blog, http://www.thatgirlybookworm.blogspot.ca

    My theme focuses on books and the title of the day starts with the letter of the day!

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  4. Rosie Amber says:

    Cute cats! I have given your blog a shout out from my letter P today http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/

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