Spooky: Human catmom, did you just try to mew?
Me: No sweetheart, I said MUSE, it’s a MUSE Medallion. It’s for my book Catwoods, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions, and it’s from the wonderful Cat Writers’ Association!
Aside to readers: This is my first year at CWA, my first book, and my first contest! So I’m thrilled and grateful to receive a Certificate of Excellence and the even harder to get MUSE Award! Because all cats are my inspiration, and every kitty we’ve ever lived with has been a Muse of sorts, I thought our present cats should see the medallion.
Moonpie: Well I thought you said “mews” too!
Lynx: I’ll have a look and a sniff.
Me: You remind me of someone I used to see on TV, Lynx!
Boss: Hmm, it has a pleasant feel to my paw-pads.
Stripey: I’m sitting this one out! I’m not getting into a disagreement with those feisty sisters of mine! And I find this all a-muse-ing … could I have some popcorn while I watch?
Me: Um sorry Stripey, it’s “no” on the popcorn.
Franklin: This is to play with, RAWR!
Spooky: I’ll look again, but … hey I see a cat on there; I still say I heard you say “Mews”, or was that the metal cat trying to mew?
Me: Uh, here’s the book with the MUSE Medallion sticker, Spooky.
Spooky: Well, Phssssst and Hmmmpft then. You sure do crow about that book a lot! When you’re not trying to mew like us, that is …
Aside to readers: In real life, I hear mews all the time, so I think the cats are actually happy about the MUSE Award. (LOL I may be as mixed up about the sounds as Spooky is, not to mention, reality.) If you’d like, consider getting the book, it does help us care for the kitties. Just click the picture at the upper right of the page or go to the “Order the Catwoods book online” page.
A rare photo of all five kittens together. Many thanks to the hubs for contributing this and another picture to this post:
Our friend’s cat, Shelley: