Friday, April 29, 2011

Did you know that All Writers Have Cats...?

....except me.

This is just a silly post today because I am too lazy to work on my actual post (and I really really really need to get back to reading PARANORMALCY) . =)

DID YOU KNOW that 98.9% of all authors have cats?

It's true!

Okay, I'm not sure if it's true. But it probably is. Maybe I should do a poll. Yes, maybe I shall.

What do you think? Is it requisite for authors to have a cat, or pet of some kind or other? Personally I would LOVE to have a cat. But, alas, my  husband is alergic and therefore will not allow said animal in the house ( cue desperate crying plea). That said, he will allow us to have a small dog some day. Which will have to be good enough for me.

But why is this? Why is it that 98.2% of all authors are pet people? Or is it just that most people are pet people and I don't realize it? Or maybe writers are just such awesome, caring, loving people that they feel the need to share it with as many people/animals as they can? Like teachers. You know, they take care of small animals daily. Er, children. =). (Is this why we call them rug-rats? I have THREE btw, so I can say that affectionately =).

So, here is the poll. You can answer in the comments or off to the side in my side-bar-poll.

Are you an animal lover? Cats vs. Dogs? And tell me why you think it is that 97% of us talk about them
incessantly.  Maybe the other 3% of us are merely jelous. Maybe.

*okay, I'm having technical difficulties. The poll on the side is hard to read because for some reason my template designer won't let me change it. So, sorry about that.


Lori M. Lee said...

What a fun post! I have two dogs, but I WANT a cat. So I will get one eventually... when my dogs are a little older b/c they're both under 1 year and a handful lol.

Kathryn said...

I've noticed that LOTS of writers are cat people. I'm no different; but we've got one of each. :)

C.E. Hart said...

It makes sense. hee hee

Writers can find inspiration for their characters...

A snobby, "You can pet me when I'm good and ready" bratty, "bow before me" attitude of a cat.

The loyal companion with puppy dog eyes that thinks you're the greatest thing walking on two legs.

Sounds like a good conflicting romance, eh? lol

esteewood said...

Can I write that I'm not a pet person without being shunned by the writing community?

That being said, I have a wonderful, loyal American bulldog who is bigger than half my kids, and the sweetest cat in the world who patiently allows my two-year-old to love him.

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Estee, you're funny. So, you have two pets, but you aren't a pet person? I think I agree, though. I used to LOVE animals, now they seem like a nusance sometimes. But I think if I got one I might feel differently. Who knows.