Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hello from a Cat Named Mouse!

By Mouse of Tracy Weber's Downward Dog Mystery Series!
 
Hi there.  I’m Mouse, a feline in author Tracy Weber's upcoming mystery, Pre-Meditated Murder!  Yes, I realize Mouse is a silly name for a cat, but what can I do about it?  No human can pronounce my real name.  It’s a mixture of meows, head bumps, and purrs.  So, since the human who catnapped me named me Mouse, I guess it will have to do.

I’m six months old and I live at CB Cuts, a hair salon in Cannon Beach, Oregon.  Some people call me a Hemmingway cat; others call me polydactyl.  I don’t know what either of those words mean, but people always look at my front paws when they say them, so I assume they’re talking about the fourteen cool toes I have on my front feet. 

I used to live in the courtyard downstairs.  In some ways that was more fun, because I could wander anywhere I wanted to.  Now I’m stuck here with only a large room and my extra special hiding place.  Mostly, though, living outdoors by myself was scary, hungry, and lonely.  Crystal (the human who trapped me) says I’m semi-feral, but she’s hoping that she’ll be able to tame me someday.  Good luck with that.

Crystal’s been upset the last few days.  An old friend of hers named Michael came back to town, and a few days later her best friend, Gabriella, was murdered!   I’d met Gabriella a few times.  She was OK, except when she tried to touch me.  I do not like to be touched. Do you blame me? The last time I let Crystal touch me, she threw me in a cage and incarcerated me here. Crystal doesn’t really like Kate, but I think she’s OK.  Kate’s the yoga woman with the bad haircut who’s trying to solve the murder. 

Kate and I will get along fine as long as she doesn’t try to pet me.  If that pointy finger of hers gets within six inches of my fur, I’ll scratch it off. And with seven claws on each front foot, I’m an Olympic-level scratcher.  Do you think I’ll have to teach her a lesson?

Say hi to Mouse and tell her about the cats in your life! Leave a comment below by Tuesday, October 17, and you'll be entered to win an autographed, advanced copy of Pre-Meditated Murder.
 
Good luck!

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38 comments:

  1. Hi Mouse! How are you? I don't have a sweet little kitty in my life right now. I do have a little dog at home. Do you like dogs?

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    1. Here is my email (in case it is needed)
      myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

      Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. Hello Mouse, I have two cats right now. They really belong to my daughter. She is in the Peace Corps in Moldova. They miss her but are doing OK with us.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Good Morning Mouse! Greetings from South Dakota. My husband and I have two cats: Cosmo, who is a 16 yr old Siamese and Sammy, who is a 4 yr old black and white domestic. She is also a rescue cat, who walked into my husband's work and he brought her home, where she has a forever home. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  4. My, you are a beautiful cat and I love your name. I don't have a Mouse in my house at the moment. Have you met Bella? I'm sure you would become great friends, eventually. mlarkin(at)rmrgroup(dot)com.

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  5. Hi Mouse, you sure do have a pretty face. I have 2 cats in my home. Belle is 12 years old, double pawed, multi colored all over except for white feet and a few other white spots and she still thinks she's a little kitten. Then there is Barnabas, a 7 year old black cat that we adopted in Salem, MA, his fangs hang out of his mouth and me and the hubster are huge Dark Shadows fams so that's how he got his name. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Hello Mouse! I had a wonderful black Persian cat named Jasper. He loved to knead with his front paws, and sleep under the covers at my feet. Unfortunately, he also had bad allergies (because of the short Persian nose), and his sneezes were something to behold, and run away from! He was my first pet, and I had him for 15 years ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Oh my goodness we are a cat family, Mouse. At one point we had 17 or 19. I can't recall. We rescued & spayed/neutered feral cats. We now have 7 cats. One domesticated one, 4 formerly feral & 2 still feral but somewhat tame. Ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  8. Good morning, Mouse. I recently saw my beloved Henry saunter across the Rainbow Bridge. He was the furball love of my life. He was the last of many, many cats in my life. I have been blessed with the love on a whole bunch of wonderful felines. bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  9. Hi Mouse. I have so many cats past and 5 at present. Wish I had a multitoe like you. My favorite breed is Siamese but love all cats.Would love to win the book. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  10. I have a couple of barn cats that were rescued around Christmas time. They are litter mates and look so much alike we use different colored collars to tell them apart. The female is named Merry and the male Chris.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  11. Hi from Mouse! I would like a dog as long as it respected my God-given right to rule over it. I haven't met Bella yet. Do you think she'll like me?

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  12. Hi Mouse! I don't have a kitty presently. I use to have a solid white cat that first came to my door wanting food. I fed her, she was very skinny. Before you know it she had brought me her whole family of 6 children, wow, they were so cute, but unfortunately I couldn't keep them, but they found some new good homes. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  13. Hello, dear Mouse! I can't tell if you have the "Mark of the Mouse" as I call it (most of my kitties have an "M" on their foreheads, but you are a beautiful looking kitty. I used to have a large ragdoll cat who was a polydactyl too. His name was "Mr. Maui" and he was an amazing old soul. Right now I'm renting a home, so I don't have pets of my own, but my landlord's kitty, "Odi" comes to visit on a regular basis. He's a beautiful grey and black swirl tabby, with bright green eyes. He likes to climb the fence and scale the arbor support to sit on the roof, surveying his domain ... a bit like the Cheshire Cat. ~ Tina

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  14. Hello Mouse. My cat Pita is my love bug. She's a lap cat, and she's very entertaining. She runs around the house and plays with her toys. I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. Thank you for this chance!

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  15. Hi Mouse. My two kitties are Oreo (who now owns my roommate) and Bo. Oreo IS A torti, with torti-tide, and Bo, a tuxedo.

    They are both strong individuals.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  16. Hi Mouse. My two kitties are Oreo (who now owns my roommate) and Bo. Oreo IS A torti, with torti-tide, and Bo, a tuxedo.

    They are both strong individuals.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  17. Hi Mouse---my cat Malachi thinks he's a dog and washes the faces of both my dogs.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. My favorite kitty is my daughter's little girl Daisy, who my son calls Queen of the World! =)

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  19. Dear Mouse, I have had kitties in my life almost forever. I like dogs, but cats are really my animal.
    I now have a 1 year old granddaughter and am reminded how much alike little children and cats are!
    I got her a onsie that says: Help! I'm a cat trapped in a human body!

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  20. Hi, Mouse. My sister has two black cats she adopted from a shelter earlier this year.. Toby is very friendly while Belle is on the shy side.I take care of them whenever she has to be away from home.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  21. Hi Mouse - My black n white cat named "Puffy" probably thought the same thing about his name - but heck I was seven when I named him - does your human have that excuse? ha- teasing! I think Mouse is a very sweet name and I do not think Kate has a bad haircut LOL!

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  22. Hi Mouse! I had a cat named Mouse too. She was a great cat and I lost her last year after 19 years together. I miss her everyday, she was a great friend. I adopted two kittens earlier this year, Hamilton and Jefferson, and they really keep me laughing. I'm sure Mouse sent them to me to keep me company. They are great cats!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Hi Mouse! I had a cat named Mouse too. She was a great cat and I lost her last year after 19 years together. I miss her everyday, she was a great friend. I adopted two kittens earlier this year, Hamilton and Jefferson, and they really keep me laughing. I'm sure Mouse sent them to me to keep me company. They are great cats!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Hi Mouse , I have a tortie cat whose name is Minnie, but I often call her Minnie Mouse. She has a sister named Abbie. Minnie's brother did not like to be touched either, so I understand where you are coming from.

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  25. Hi mouse! Freddy doesn't Like to be touched either or picked up. He's an orange cat so he'd get it. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  26. Hi Mouse, I am without any cat friends right now.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  27. Hello Ms. Mouse, delighted to meet you. Alas, I have no felines in my life (other than the neighborhood cat who wanders by every once in a while), but I enjoy several series with fictional kitties. Thanks for the giveaway. elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Hi Mouse! I grew up with a sweet Siamese named Velvet.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Hi Mouse, My daughter just got me two kittens for my birthday: Lewis and Phoebe. We have other rescues: Slinky, Pewter and Skipper.

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  30. Hi Mouse, I had two cats growing up and they were the best! Unfortunately, my husband is allergic so we can't have cats. Boo! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  31. Hi Mouse! It's very nice to meet you. I have three kitties - two are brother and sister named Maurice and Monique. We also have a black cat named Eartha Kitt'n. She was feral (just like you!) when she was a kitten, but my vets rescued her and socialized her. I'm really glad you got adopted - it's safer for you. Thanks for the contest! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Hi Mouse, I think the outdoors would be scary for you here. We kept loosing our outdoor cats. Long story short. We can't keep cats inside our house. Anyway we live on a small farm and we caught a hawk sneaking around our place, so that or vulters may be what was taking our cats. It makes me sad that I can't have cats for pets anymore. But at least I can read about them. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  33. What a sweet Mouse - love calico kitties! We have five indoor cats, and the outdoor population seems to change - as many as five and as few as one. Four of our indoor cats were strays; it is hard to say no to a kitten in need! I'm so glad to see you join the series! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  34. Hi, Mouse! I'm sure Bella would love you. I've got two cats, Molly and Anna Belle. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  35. "Meow" Mouse, I'm "meow" allergic to cats, but we care for all strays that come into our lives. I have taken them to the vet "HSSS!" I know, calm down.... only when they are sick or hurt, I have purchased housing for them and kept them "meow" fed. Some have stayed with me for years. It was nice to "meow" meet you. See you again soon. "Meow, meow." konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Hi, Mouse. Right now there are only two cats in our house. My son and DIL have Himalayans named Saku and "M". They pretty much rule the roost in their part of the house. They rest of the house is owned by the dogs.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  37. Thanks, everyone for participating! The winner is Nancy Luebke! Nancy, e-mail Tracy at Tracy@WholeLifeYoga.com to let me know the address to mail your book. I hope you love it!

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