Friday Recommends – Cats and Shoes

If you want a website for cat lovers, try Cat Fancy. They have pages on cat breeds, products, more toys than my cat would even look at (favorite toy, other than our stuff, a piece of string). You can get profiles on different breeds–see what they look like, what the breed personality is generally like (good with children, one-person loyalty, very talkative). A great resource for writers who want to put a cat into a story but have never been cursed blessed with cats in their own lives.

For cats as humor, I like I Can Has Cheezburger?, a major suite of sites that grew from one little picture of one little cat looking wistful, with a caption on it of what a human thought the cat might be thinking.

I’ve been having a blast at Echelon Exploration this week with my post on Keeping It Real, in which I talk about why I like some fantasies and not others. The terrific Len Robertson has been popping in and blowing my mind with news that is taking the “fiction” out of “science fiction”.

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And finally, because I love looking at shoes I would never wear, I’m enjoying Plasticland’s shoe section. The prices aren’t bad, actually, and some of the shoes are quite doable. I can’t imagine buying shoes through the mail, though; I would need to try them on. Some of the shoes look like ones we used to laugh at in the 50s and claim we would rather die than grow up and wear. Go figure. Here’s one I would never ever wear, although it looks awesomely cool. It’s called a Geared Up Bourgeois Bee Bootie because it has gears and a medallion of a bee on it. What makes it bourgeois, I don’t know. Since it’s a woman’s boot, it should be “Bourgeoise”, but never mind. Why would I not wear this, other than the high heel? Because it has bits sticking out all over it, just begging to rip my stockings and/or person. I could poke my eye out.

I’ll be back tomorrow with something or other, then a free sample on Sunday.

WRITING PROMPT: Does your main character have any opinion of bees? Write about someone who holds very strong opinions, pro or con.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Friday Recommends – Cats and Shoes

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    September 16, 2011 at 9:10am

    Yay!! I see you got CL working! Good morning!

    I don’t know about my CHARACTER, but I strongly believe that without bees, we’ll die. WITH bees, we may die – I know I’d probably run in front of a speeding Mack truck to avoid a swarm of angry bees!

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      Marian Allen

      September 16, 2011 at 10:03am

      Yay!! šŸ™‚ Thanks for your help and encouragement!

      You’re so right about bees. They’re essential. They’re also not native to North America, which is why the wild population is so vulnerable. It’s a fascinating topic.

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