This is our day to blog, but MaMA read me a little of her fantasy, SAGE, and it has a tortoiseshell cat in it! So I’m going to let Devona, the lady of the manor, talk, if she promises to talk about the cat. MaMA’s characters are blogging this month because of the A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge.
Thank you, Amidala. That’s a beautiful name, and you’re a beautiful cat. Much more beautiful than Elsie’s cat, Trenel. Trenel was a rarity: a male tortoiseshell. He seemed to know he was unusual, for he was greedy, lazy, and absolutely sure of himself. I never knew him to show fear of anything or anyone, nor to refuse any food, nor to be unable to sleep any time or anywhere.
Still, our girl, Elsie, adored him, and he tolerated her, so we tolerated him, my husband Darcy and I. Darcy was less tolerant than I, on the whole, but Trenel never bit me and he did bite Darcy once. Knowing Trenel, I’m sure he felt he had a good reason for it, though Darcy claimed he didn’t.
Meanwhile, go visit Daisy The French Bulldog. Daisy is a dog (obviously) and not a cat, but one can’t hold that against anybody so sweet and cute!
Devona – and Trenel – appear in the SAGE trilogy, available from independent booksellers through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and for Kindle and free Kindle apps.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Are you ever justified in biting one of your people?