It's hard to imagine it has been two years and we just got the web address for at least two more so we are sticking around! Animal bloggers, and the ones who love them are the very best humans.
Please grab an e-beverage of meowgarita, niptini,or milk for the kittens. Don't forget the e-snacks of catnip, tuna, ham, and feel free to lick from the gravy bowls. Mom brought e-wine and e-cheese (feel free to eat that too, when she's not looking of course).
We started the blog right after Mom went to a writers conference to promote my book. Yes, she wrote my book, the first time, two years ago. The conference was the first time she ever pitched a book to an agent, and she was sweating a puddle. The first agent stopped her after she said the word "Cat" which was about word three in her planned pitch.
"Do you have anything else?" he asked (other than a crushed ego, she wondered). She went on to explain her other book idea (all humans - no cats involved) and he said he loved that idea (more info on that soon).
Her next pitch was to a big time publisher who, mid-sentence again, whipped out her cell phone to show Mom her cat's picture on it. The publisher did read our book, and loved it, but said no agent, no deal.
What followed was a few readers who didn't understand the book at all. "Does the cat DO something?" they asked.
"She DOES a lot of things." Mom explained.
"Yeah, but is there anything SPECIAL about her life?"
"Well she didn't cure cancer or anything... she's a housecat. She doesn't get out much."
Enter the blog. Oddly, Mom thought she would be the only human writing about the not so ordinary life of a housecat. Imagine her surprise, when she finally did her research! We found the famous Max the Psycho Kitty first and it all blossomed from there. It was, and is, so much fun to meet new friends.
Re-enter the book. Mom spent the last two years blogging and searching for a way to get booky out there into the world (okay she also slacked a lot on booky too). She got a lot of advice, some she took and some she didn't. She tried to think of it as a learning experience and it sure has been.
There were times she would have given up, but all of your support here at the blog did the trick. You guys rock! We love you all.
Want to win a pawtograph/autograph copy? Here's how, just let us know in comments that you'd like a chance to win a copy, or you can email us too, before this Sunday 12pm Pacific Time. We will randomly select a winner and announce it on Monday. International and domestic friends are all welcome.
If you just want to buy a copy now, well there are lots of options for that too. You can buy an e-copy (including a PDF you can view on a PC) at Smashwords and on Kindle. The paperback is available on Amazon. For a limited time you can buy a pawtograph/autograph copy from us by using the links on my sidebar (through Paypal).
I have a little plan in the works on how you can still get something special from us, if you bought/buy from someone other than us. A postcard/bookmark with our pawtograph/autograph (more on that to follow).
Disclaimer: No actual paws will be used for pawtographing. It's an artist interpretation of my paw and signature. You didn't think I would allow that do you? Inked up paws, I think not. Do know that I will be personally rolling/sitting on each book and batting at the pen as Mom writes however.