#Caturday Cat Cures Car

Mom was mad yesterday because she didn’t have her car. I like it when the car’s in the shop. If Mom has a car, she just goes away in it. Or, worse than that, takes me to the vet in it! But she was worried, so I did some cat magic and fixed it. Mom thinks Mr. Merritt fixed it, but it was really me. You believe that, don’t you?

It didn’t make much difference, Mom not having a car, anyway. Charlie took her places she needed to go, and sometimes friends. Mom has too many friends.

One of the places one of her friends took her was to the funeral home to see her friend who died. Actually, she went to see another friend, who is the sister of the one who died (Shirley). She said there were lots of people there, and lots of pictures of Shirley when she was younger. They made Mom remember her friend during all the time she knew her, even things she had forgotten. For some reason, that made Mom feel better. People are odd, aren’t they?

s22Mom is also feeling happy because she got a thing she calls a “residual” from a story she sold to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s SWORD & SORCERESS XXII. It looked like a little piece of paper to me, but Mom seemed very pleased. I didn’t like that story; it doesn’t have any cats in it.

Mom’s going to read this post when she gets up and say, “Oh, Katya, you did not fix my car! I know you would, if you could, but you don’t have magic powers! It was the ABS, whatever that is, and Mr. Merritt fixed it and reset the computer so the lights calmed down.”

Well, Mom, if I don’t have magic powers, how do I disappear so you can’t find me anywhere, and then walk right out of the place you just searched? If I don’t have magic powers, how can I go through you when you’re trying to keep me out (or in)? How do I always know when you need extra snuggles and extra-loud purrs? And those are only some of my special abilities!

Mom says grandma told her that grandma had a visitor the other evening: A RACCOON! It was on her storm door grill, looking in and acting not afraid of her and her two cats, and trying to find a way INSIDE! Mom thinks it might have been somebody’s pet, turned out to fend for itself in the wild. Mom says people do that to their animals sometimes. I think she’s just trying to scare me. Nobody would be that mean! Would they?

A WRITING PROMPT FOR COMPANION ANIMALS: (Not just cats, because some of my readers are dogs and rats and birds.) A companion animal does something special and magical for a human animal.


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One thought on “#Caturday Cat Cures Car

  1. Jane

    June 15, 2013 at 9:07am

    Oh, Katya, dear! You fixed the Buick! What agile paws you must have. What excellent powers of cat-centration!

    You just stick with your Mom when she needs you, little girl.

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    • Marian Allen

      June 15, 2013 at 9:19am

      Well, I might have known you’d back her up, Jane! lol

      She’s sitting here next to me right now, purring away, very pleased with herself. 🙂

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  2. Marion Driessen

    June 15, 2013 at 11:06am

    Cats do have magic powers, I agree with you on that, dear Katya. Keep on giving your magic love to your Mom, ’cause you don’t want to see her mad, right? 😉
    And will you tell her I’m very proud of her? That little paper is special to her, just like you.
    Have a purrfect weekend!

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      Katya Graymalkin

      June 15, 2013 at 1:26pm

      Thank you, Marion! Mom knows it, she just doesn’t want to admit it. Mom is a pretty good Mom, really. She fusses at me if I lose my lunch on the carpet, but worries more about ME than the carpet, really. She always tells Charlie, “Well, she didn’t get sick on purpose!” >^..^<

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  3. Holly Jahangiri

    June 15, 2013 at 10:14pm

    Marian, send me the cat. I believe, and my car needs some serious magic. Katya needs a vacation, surely. I’m pretty sure, if she can fix cars, J.J. will make a (temporary) exception to the “no pets” rule.

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    • Marian Allen

      June 16, 2013 at 8:39am

      I’m afraid to let her out of the house; I’m afraid Charlie won’t stamp her return visa.

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  4. Terry Cramer

    June 16, 2013 at 12:32am

    This is Matilda. Katya, you ARE magical. Don’t let your mom tell you anything else. In the next few days, I am going to prove my abilities by showing my mom how to write something and post it so it joins all the challengy thingies your mom puts out! We magical creatures must stick together!

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      Katya Graymalkin

      June 16, 2013 at 8:46am

      Oh, Matilda, I’m a cat — we don’t let humans tell us anything at all! lol! I’m excited about your teaching your mom about challenge writing. I help my mom by sitting next to her and purring ideas at her. She thinks she comes up with them herself! 😉

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