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