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Thursday, June 29, 2017

I'm back baby! ** roll eyes ****

Well, that was embarrassing.

I'm in the middle of changing servers and couldn't get the files uploaded.  Thank goodness, for quality tech support. I've switched over to Hostpapa, closer to home here in Canada and hey ... the tech support was able to fix my problem in under 15 min. I have a few things to tweak to bring it back the background colour and a few bits and pieces, plus upload the last article I wrote - yea, bit of a moment of stupid, forgot to back it up - but other wise ..... I'm back.

Phew.....

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Ch 3 Dear Donna: emails from an increasingly desperate catsitter

Here you go - Chapter 3 of Dear Donna. The saga continues as Susan begins to suspect she may have taken on more than she bargained for with Isobel the cat. If you haven't read the previous chapters, start here: Chapter 1

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Emails from an increasingly desperate catsitter PT 2 - original story (2)

Here's the second chapter of Isobel's adventures. I have about 20 days now pounded out and ready to go.  In case you're coming in late:

Cast of characters: Donna, cat owner on vacation; Isobel, cat and prime suspect; Susan, catsitter. A few other people may pass in and out as the story goes on.

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Emails from an increasingly desperate cat sitter - part 1

As promised last week, here's the first chapter of my serial - "Dear Donna: emails from an increasingly desperate cat sitter".

I came up with the idea while catsitting a rather polite tuxedo cat named Isobella. She has a habit of grabbing a mouthful of food and dropping it on the rug, rushing into the living room for pats and scurrying back to nibble off the rug. I sat back one evening watching her and wondered what was really going on in that furry brain. I've long suspected cats are just playing with us for sport. And so "Dear Donna" was born - a series of emails between a cat owner on vacation and the cat sitter trying to come to grips with the resident cat.

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