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“I have to sneeze . . .”

A little cat humor for our Friday. :)Cartoon: "I have to sneeze," via Off the Mark

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Nobody’s crying . . .

. . . over this spilled milk, that’s for sure. Happy Monday. :)Photo: three cats and a toddler busily licking up a puddle of spilled milk

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A houseguest

Speaking of birds (as I did here yesterday, although in a slightly different context), we have a houseguest. Photo: a bird sitting in its nest, which was built on the front porch

She’s built her nest on our front porch. Which means, of course, that we don’t turn on the light at night, and in our entry hall we glance cautiously out the window to see if she’s there. And if she is, respectfully we tiptoe past. After all, she’s got an important job to do. :)

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Today’s joy

This sweet fluffy little peanut-buttery face is giving me epic joy today.

Photo: a peanut-buttery puppy, via WeRateDogs on Twitter

via WeRateDogs on Twitter

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“Look at what the cat did!!!”

Hahaha, I love this.Photo: a dog poses in front of his bed which he's plainly ripped to shreds. Caption: OMG!! LOOK AT WHAT THE CAT DID!!!

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It’s Caturday!

This item recently crossed my radar, and I kind of want one. Even though I don’t have a cat. But isn’t it cool? And cozy?Photo: a felted "cat-cave"This is cool too. Also, slightly unnerving.

Image: many cat-faces

 

This made me actually LOL.

Meme: vintage photo of a cat: "JENKINS PREPARE THE FINEST CARPET, I WISH TO VOMIT"

 

And of course, no Caturday is truly complete without a special guest appearance by . . .

Grumpy Cat meme: "LOVE IS IN THE AIR? GET OUT THE GAS MASK"

 

I love you too, Grumpy Cat. :)

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Feline masterworks

Thinking about the personality-plus cat we had when I was a kid, this seems just about right.

"Feline Masterworks": a comic by John Atkinson

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Floofs!

Mama floof and baby floofs. (Flooves?)

Photo of a mama shar pei and her five puppies

via Dog and Kitty on Twitter

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Scotland, sheep and my next book

The second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride, takes place in Scotland. So, yes, there are sheep. Toward the end of the story, sheep play a small and (if I may say so) delightful role. I imagine them looking rather like this.

Painting by Seren Bell: "Hardwick Ewes."

“Hardwick Ewes” by Seren Bell; more about her here. This image was posted on Twitter by Helen Warlow.

You can preorder the Kindle edition of The Laird Takes a Bride here. It’ll be available on August 29, 2017. (More info about other formats coming soon.)

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Bow wow for these doggy portraits!

Saw on Twitter how the Humane Society of Utah creates “photo-booth” portraits of their adoptable dogs. Which is so brilliant and so artful and, most importantly, really successful. Have to share a few of them with you.

A "photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah."Photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah.

"Photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah.

"Photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah.

These photos via Animal Life and Beautiful Pictures on Twitter; also themindcircle.com

More about the Humane Society of Utah here.

 

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