Patricia is the author of two Sylvia and Willie mysteries, The Prairie Grass Murders and The Desert Hedge Murders. She is now seeking representation for a novel set in Frontier Illinois, Wishing Caswell Dead, and is working on manuscript revisions for a novel of suspense.
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My Office, My Pet, and Me
by Patricia Stoltey
Kaye, thanks so much for inviting me to visit Meanderings and Muses. The idea of posting a photo of my work place, or my new pet, was fun, so that’s where I’m going in my wandering, rambling way.
My husband and I have gone a bit kitten crazy since we adopted Katrina Katie Kitten from our local animal shelter in January. She’s a brown tabby, about four months old, and she’s taken over our house and lives. We’re downright silly about this cat. My husband builds pillow pyramids on the bed because Katie likes to take her afternoon nap inside. I have special toys I pull out for our morning and evening playtime. She’s demanding and bossy, and we love it.
Katie reminds me to stop and…well…pet the kitten. And laugh. A lot. Bless her sweet little heart, she’s brightened our lives and lifted our spirits and pushed us to have a bit more fun in this sometimes not-so-much-fun world.
So on to the photos. This was more of an adventure than you might imagine. My office is way too messy to show the whole room to the world. And I’ve had a lot of trouble getting great shots of Katrina Katie Kitten because she’s constantly on the move when she’s awake. The first photos I posted on my own blog were mostly of Katie’s tail.
Sometimes, however, photo ops come along exactly when you need them and when the camera is handy. Katie likes to watch the birds and squirrels, so she has a viewing windowsill or table in three different rooms. This one is in my office. The mess of papers on the table is all I’m going to show you. And I’m definitely not going to reveal where I hide my stash of dark chocolate.
The other photo is of my lap, topped with a pillow and a sleeping Katie. I’m sitting on an office chair in front of my computer, trying to read and comment on blog posts.
See what I mean? Downright silly.