This is the first of a series of Pet-icular posts on our authors’ pets. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing how these little animals affect our writers’ lives and work; today, you’re just going to meet some of them.
Tahlia Newland. http://tahlianewland.com
Meet my Burmese kitten, Prince George, born around the same time as the latest addition to the British Royal Family. He’ll be one year old in a month, and he’s totally adorable even when being a pest. He’s the happiness cat I’ve ever known; he never growls or hisses, and he purrs a lot. He was around 6 months old in this photo. Awwww!
Pinky and Perky
Chris Longmuir. http://www.chrislongmuir.co.uk/
My last dog was a Jack Russell and was a great character, but unfortunately she developed Alzheimers in her latter years and for the last 2 years of her life she did everything a person suffering from Alzheimers might do, except for turn on the gas and not light it. In the end we had to take her to the vet because of heart failure, and that was so traumatic we didn’t get another dog. However, we had 2 cats – sisters – so they kept us company for a long time. But after my husband passed I found it increasingly difficult to ensure they were cared for when I attended conferences and events – I am often away from home – so when their allotted time came I didn’t replace them, although the house is empty without pets.
Sleepy dog is sleepy. He’s my constant companion. Doesn’t mind when I have Wardruna on repeat for hours. Keeps my feet warm. Doesn’t understand why the computer gets my lap and he doesn’t. Snores, barks, and howls in his sleep. He’s a great writing companion and never blushes when I read out the smutty bits. He’s my best friend. An ambassador to his breed; a lover, not a fighter. Everyone who meets him falls deep in love with him.
You can find out more about these authors on our Blog Contributors page. More pet-iculars next Sunday.