Monday, January 11, 2016

Hope the Fur Doesn't Fly

by Toria from Sparkle Abbey's Downton Tabby

Hello, Toria here. I'm the Scottish Fold cat in Sparkle Abbey's latest book, Downton Tabby. I get a lot of comments about my unusual ears, even here in Southern California, where you'd think people would be used to them. Especially since some of my relatives are in the spotlight because they make their homes with celebrities. A couple of my cousins, Olivia and Meredith, show up frequently in magazines because they live with a singer. A very talented singer, I'm told.

Because of our ears some people call us as “pixies,” “owls,” or “teddy bears” rather than Scottish Fold cats. We’re a relatively new breed compared to some others and ear thing is a family trait. You see, in 1961 William Ross, a shepherd, spotted the first known Scottish Fold cat at a farm near Coupar Angus in the Tayside Region of Scotland. Ross asked the owners if he could have one of the kittens (my ancestor Susie) and well, the rest is history.

I live here in Laguna Beach with a really nice man, Graham Cash, who mostly works on his computer. He takes really good care of me. He does, really.  He even named me for Queen Victoria, I heard him explaining to Caro, the animal lady, why but I lost interest in the story once she started scratching my head.

Anyway, back to my adoptive human dad. He generally dotes on me, but he recently left me with Caro, who I like very much. But he didn't come back for me and so she took me home, but now I'm told I can't stay there because Cash is missing. So, I'm having to spend the night at Caro's house. Oh, my. She has a dog and two cats there already.

I'm just not sure how this is going to work out...

What do you think? Do you have more than one furry family member at your home?

Toria is featured in Downton Tabby, book seven in the Pampered Pets mystery series by Sparkle Abbey. Up next is book eight in the series, Raiders of the Lost Bark.

Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of authors Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter. They love to hear from reader and can be found via: Facebook, Twitter, or via their website at: www.SparkleAbbey.com

7 comments:

  1. I do have more than one furry member in my house

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    1. I'm used to it being just me, but Caro's pets seem pretty nice so hopefully it will work out.

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  2. My sister Sally-Forth brought home two kittens--and we're dogs! I was appalled at first, but now Mustache and Bow-Tie are part of our pack, and they seem to have the upper paw. They jump out at me when I least expect it. But I'm not allowed to retaliate, because, really Sally-Forth is the one with the upper paw.

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    1. Mustache and Bow-Tie are interesting names for kittens. Caro's cats are named Thelma and Louise which I think are kind of strange names for felines. She does have a dog, too. Dogbert seems a lot calmer than the cats. At least so far. I haven't figured out who's the one who has the upper paw at Caro's house.

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  3. Thanks for your post, Toria! Although we've had up to 3 furry friends at a time in our home, we have an only child now....but he's happy as a clam! :-)

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    1. Nicole, your house sounds like a very nice place for fur kids! :-)

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  4. I don't have any furry friends now. We travel too much. One year I did have a traveling basil plant I named Basil. He went with me on my trips from Wisconsin to South Dakota and back quite a few times that year. It was the year my dad was so sick and then passed away. I miss Basil but I really miss my dad.

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