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Happy Caturday!

Tor.com recently post an article about “Fantastical Cats Who Are More Than They Seem” and we decided it would be a purrrfect Caturday post. (There are a few slight spoilers in the post, so BEWARE.)

The article mentions Mogget from the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. Mogget appears to be a white cat with a collar that has a tinkling little bell, which isn’t very unusual.. until he starts talking. It’s revealed that Mogget is definitely more than just a cat due to the things that he knows, though, he does very much like fresh fish. I personally recommend this series for juveniles and up!

Next is Lying Cat from the graphic novel series, Saga. Lying Cat has the ability to know when a person is lying and she doesn’t hesitate to tell you about it either. This is probably pretty helpful to her bounty hunter companion. This series is a bit more adult so more mature teens and adults are great for this series.

Then, in the photos above, is Terry Pratchett’s Greebo is a tomcat who belongs to a witch named Nanny Ogg. He’s quite the killer, responsible for the deaths of vampires, elves, etc. But Nanny Ogg still thinks he’s adorable. 

Also mentioned is Bast from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Princess Arjumand from To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

We found some fantastic art while looking up these cool cats so take a look at them here: [x]  [x]  [x]

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Ruth Writes Stuff: Literary Kitties: Cats in Books
Literary Kitties! Doing this has made me realise there are a lot less cats in books than I had originally thought. Maybe I just imagine cats into all the books I read? In the books they are in however, they do get nice lengthy introductions, which seems right. All these cats provide great cattish relief in their stories, even when they play a tiny part, that part is by no means unimportant. There is always, in my opinion, room for a cat-based narrative somewhere in a book. Cats have a very important role in play in magic settings, so it's only right that there be three notable kitties in the Harry Potter series. Angus in the Georgia Nicolson books provides constant comic relief, harassing the neighbours' dogs, ambushing passing legs, spending time in the fridge. I was very pleased Buttercup was given a bigger role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 film, where he entertains all by chasing a torch light in the bunker. So here are some (very long, sorry, but I just loved the full) introductions to literary cats:

exlibrisfangirl replied to your post “Gin and I recently (finally) managed to sort things out with Bristol…”

YOUR CAT’S NAME IS MARLOWE. *squeals*

FUN FACT: there is a cat who lives next door who has almost identical markings in grey, so we’ve started calling her Shakespeare.