October 11, 2014
FINDING MYA has been especially demanding on our time. It's all I can do to stay awake and purr while Mom pounds on that computer from early morning until late at night. I'm exhausted, I tell you!
But we wanted this book to be super special for @ItsMeDeaner's furless, Mya, who drew the picture-maps for the story. In case you don't know the back story, Mya has drawn many pictures of me over the past couple of years. Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed her talent. So much so that we took a children's story we'd been working on for a long time (and had hit the creative wall on, so to speak) and cut it down to size to fit Mya's drawings. We asked Mya if she would mind drawing a few specific pictures for the story, and bless her heart, she did a pawsome job!
My mom has been a photographer for most of her adult life, and she loves playing around with graphics, so she took what she does best, and made the pictures for the book, adding in Mya's drawings to compliment the plot. I think it all worked out pretty well.
So, now FINDING MYA is in print and waiting to be enjoyed by readers everywhere, both children and adults. It's that kind of story, designed to entertain everyone. We've had some truly pawsome reviews, and want to thank each and every one of mew who took the time to read and review for us before we published.
Getting the manuscript into the print book you may now be holding in your paws was a new experience for us. There was so much to learn, and so many details that we didn't expect until they popped up, demanding attention. The biggest hurdle was the interior photos. It figures. We start with a children's book with brightly colored pictures. That has to be the hardest and priciest way to publish on your own for the first time. But...that's just how we roll at my house. Take the easy way and just publish a regular book? No way! Let's write a children's book with lots of pictures and see what happens! Wheee!
Well. What happened was...the pictures came out great. But we didn't think they were bright enough to please a child. So we channeled our inner Dahli and ... voila! Loved it! Except...
October 10, 2014
Today is my birfday. I'm 2 years old. I didn't get a cayk, but I'm having toona for dinner. And for pawsents I got a sock filled wif catnip, and also a blue stuffed toy that I can kick the dickens out of when I'm in the mood. Chewy.com must have known it was my birfday cuz they sent me something blue, too.
Blue Buffalo makes Kitty Yums wif NO poultry bi-products. NO corn, wheat or soy. NO artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
I like the Savory Seafood Recipe that has toona as 1st ingredient. It also contains brown rice, oatmeal, deboned salmon and fish oil. Holy Mackeral, Batman! Can yoo say, Kitty Nirvana?
So think of me tonight, nomming on my favorite meal ever: toona! And also snacking on a delicious treat like Kitty Yums.
*flounces off singing to herself*
Happy Birday to me! Happy Birfday to me!
Happy Birfday dear...meeee.
Happy Birfday to me!
October 6, 2014
October 3, 2014
At my house, taste isn't everything. My mom knows we kitties don't think about where our food comes from, or the condition of the facilities where its made. That's why she's in charge of buying our noms...plus, we don't have jobs so it's not like we can buy it for ourselves.