My Cat and My Characters

I post about my cat Henry quite a bit on Facebook. I’m seeking compassion and sympathy, but most importantly understanding. It is not happening. I can understand coming from another cat owner or lover how they would respond when you tell them the joys of owning of a cat, but when it comes to your expectation of  your cat, forget it!

“Cats are persnickety!”

“Mine likes to play with in boxes!”

“Cats are independent.”

And it goes on.

There are no woes from  my friends. I don’t hear, “Me too, Ruthie. I wish my car would appreciate what I do for him or her too.” But I get no sympathy. I guess they love their cats more than I love than mine. You can’t change them right? Cats are cats right?  You have to accept them the way they are. That means if Henry eats food from the floor its okay. If Henry rather   sleep on my  lap than in bed with me, its okay. Because he is a cat.

So here is my point. Read carefully. I am an author. I create characters. Everyone of them is unique. Just as the clay have no right to ask the potter why did you make me this way? Neither does the reader have the right to complain about my characters.  As an author. we give our character a personality and it offends me when a reader says that one of my characters is controlling when he is not. That reader is judging my character and I will not change my characters’ personality (just as a cat will not stop being a “cat”) just because the reader doesn’t like it.

So until my cat changes the way he isSANYO DIGITAL CAMERA, my characters will stay the same.

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3 thoughts on “My Cat and My Characters”

  1. Sir Winston, one of my furry friends from our blog “Gilmours Nice Place”, says that it´s very important to be who we are. That´s why cats do the things they do – they are individuals, and Mr Midnight points out that that is often the reason why some people are not fond of cats. He assumes that many humans would love to do “their own thing” but because of being afraid of embarking on that journey of self-discovery and actually “changing” their living environments, many humans would sooner comfortably remain within their present situations and be a little jealous of others who go their own way and are “individual”.
    Keep up the good work and all the best from Mr Fred Midnight, Sir George Francis Winston and myself for 2017! 🙂

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