Those of you who've read Getting Dumped know Blue Cat is a character in the story. Those who've read this blog for awhile know he's my real-life pet, and that his massive size makes him a less-than-ideal guest on my laptop. Not only had he typed an impressive string of letters with his hefty gut, he'd knocked my full cup of water to the floor.
Luckily, the floor is tile and the cup is silicone (if you have pets or children and don't own a cupboard full of Silipints, go buy some now. Seriously).
Suffice it to say, I wasn't keen on having an 18-pound cat decide my laptop is his new favorite nap spot.
Which is why I was doubly unimpressed to return from my lunch break yesterday to discover this:
Not one, but two cats have now decided my workspace makes a delightful hangout. I should point out that Matt the Cat looked up only briefly for this photo op, and then resumed gnawing on the arm of my office chair.
Not to be outdone, Blue Cat had his furry butthole parked squarely on a copy of Believe it or Not, while his "I'm annoyed with you" tail twitches knocked pages of my editor's notes from Getting Dumped episode #2 to the floor.
Helpful little bastards.
But there is a point to all this, which is to tell you about a contest that will allow one lucky winner to snag the following:
- A signed copy of Making Waves
- A signed copy of Believe it or Not
- A dozen handy bookmarks emblazoned with all sorts of fun details about both books.
Splendid idea! Jeanette, send your snail mail address to tawnafenske at yahoo dot com, and I'll send you a signed copy of Believe it or Not for coming up with a good plan for the contest!
As for the rest of you, here are the rules:
Write a caption for the photo featuring Blue Cat and Matt the Cat. Post it in the comments by noon PST on Monday, March 25. On Tuesday, March 26, I'll post my top five favorites.
Then I'll open it up to you guys to vote. You'll be free to lobby for votes via Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, or
I'll tally the votes after that, and will announce the winner. Sound good?
Now go forth and caption! Here's that photo again: