I’m stealing an idea from a friend back in Illinois. Neither of us lives there anymore. She moved to Blue Plum, Tennessee, and I’m in Inversgail, Scotland. Come to think of it, you might know her. Kath Rutledge? She runs a fiber and fabric shop called the Weaver’s Cat. She posted a crazy story here, last month, about a ghost. Kath is a lot of fun.
Anyway, back to stealing from her. A few years ago, she posted pictures of some of her favorite cats in Blue Plum. At the time, it was a little hard for me to read. I’d just come through a divorce, something I’d never expected, and then our cat passed over the rainbow bridge. Life happens, doesn’t it? And happens, and happens, and “for everything there is a season,” and . . . well. Things change.
I’m living in Scotland, now, running a bookshop, tearoom, and B&B with my daughter and two good friends. Things are going well. We’re settling in (after a bit of a rocky start involving a body in my garden shed), and now my thoughts are turning to cats. I miss having a cat. So, thanks to Kath and her idea of Blue Plum cat pin-ups, here are some of the cats I see around the harbor in Inversgail.
I’m not exactly shopping. These pictures aren’t a cat-a-log (sorry). But I think maybe it’s time, and when I see you again, maybe I’ll have pictures of a new member of my household. Of course, that makes the next big question, what will I name a new cat? Any thoughts?
Molly MacRae is the author of the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest, connect with her on Twitter @mysteryMacRae, or find her the first Monday of each month at Amy Alessio’s Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts.