Friday, October 30, 2020

#PetKidPals - Noodle

Hi everyone.  This is Logan the Cavapoo.

 

First of all, thanks for all the nice messages about my neuter.  I'm all better, cone-free, and back to my old self, complete with returning to my preference for jumping in to the bath to drink from the tap rather than using a water bowl.  What can I say? I just prefer running water.

 

   

     

Anyway, I have a new friend for you to meet today.  So, say, “Hi,” to Noodle.

 

Hi, Noodle.  That’s an interesting name.  I’m sure there’s a story behind it, so I’d love to hear it, if you’re willing to share.  So, how did you get a name like Noodle anyhow?

 

“Sue and Charlie were trying to come up with a name and I guess Charlie thought I looked like a noodle!”

 

Interesting.  So, what species and breed are you?

 

“Just a big, fluffy kitty. Not sure. Maybe part Maine Coon because I’m really fuzzy.”

 

Ah, I guess it’s the fuzzyness that makes Charlie think of noodles? Makes sense.  Tell you what though, I’ve got a photo to show those who can see it, but please describe yourself too, for the benefit of those who can’t see the photo.

 

“I weigh 19 pounds, I’m all black, and very poofy. Think of a stuffed animal and then add more fur! I have a black nose, long whiskers, and big paws. I’m a big boy, or so they tell me.”

 


Definitely a big boy.  A cute one though.

 

So, Noodle, where do you live? What sort of place do you live in? Who do you share it with? Do any other animals live with you? Or is it just you and your human?

 

“I live with Sue, Charlie and Monkey (the other kitty) in a big two-story house. I have lots of stairs to run, but I prefer to lay around and get fed Shrimpy Shrimp Treats.”

 

I don’t blame you for that.  Anyway, it’s nice you have another kitty in the house with you for company of the same species.  By the way, what’s your favourite thing to do?

 

“Eat treats and lay on Sue and purr.”

 

Cuddling with your human and eating treats? Oh, a cat after my own heart! Good choice.  How about playing though? Do you like toys? If so, do you have a favourite toy? If yes, what is it?

 

“Toys are okay, but they usually involve me moving. But yeah, I’ll chase a string or mousy a little bit.”

 

That’s right... Don’t use more energy than you have to.  Smart kitty! OK.  Back to the food.  What’s your favourite food?

 

“Shrimpy Shrimp Treats from Temptations.”

 

Never had those, but bet I’d like them.  I love food.  Oh, wait... Lilie’s just told me they’re a kind of kitty treat, so I won’t get any.  Still bet I’d like them.  I love food! Did I mention that? I did? Oh, OK then.

 

Hey, Noodle, speaking of things we love, what’s the one thing your human does that you love most?

 

“Probably pet my head. I love to lay on Sue’s lap, but sometimes she’s busy and doesn’t like it.”

 

Yeah, what’s up with that? Humans aren’t supposed to be too busy for us.  Silly humans! Other than sometimes not liking you to be on her lap, what else does she do that you don't like? Most of all, what’s the thing your human does that you hate most?

 

“Cut my claws. I know they need it sometimes, but it makes me nervous.”

 

I get that.  Those things they use on them are pretty scary looking.  OK.  Let’s move on, because I don’t want to think about those claw clipping things any longer than I have to.

 

My Mummy says your human is a writer.  Has she written anything about you? If yes, can you tell us about it? If no, do you think she will in the future?

 

“I know that sometimes, there are kitties in her stories, but I don’t think they’re particularly about me. She writes fiction, so I don’t think I’ll really be showing up in her books. But that’s okay. I’m not looking to be famous.”

 

Well, as long as you’re fine with that, I guess it doesn’t matter.  So, what do you do while your human writes?

 

“Try to jump in her lap. Sometimes, I’ll sit near her or sleep under her other desk. Maybe look out the window at the birdies. Maybe poop.”

 

Sounds like a busy schedule.  Glad you’re able to entertain yourself while she’s not available for snuggles.  OK, I hear Mummy doing breakfast things, so I better go check it out.  First though, is there anything else you’d like people to know about you?

 

“I’m nine years old and I’m scared of a lot of things, but I do alright. I like this house better than our old house. There are more places to hide and it’s just more comfortable overall.”

 

I’m with you on how scary the world is.  There are so many noises and things.  Having lots of good hiding places is a very good idea.  Especially at this time of year.  Glad you like the new house better than the old one.  Also, thanks for coming out of hiding for long enough for a chat.  It was great to meet you, Noodle.

 

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About the human

Sue Rovens is an indie suspense author who has written three novels - Buried, Track 9, and Badfish - all of which fall under the suspense and psychological horror banner. Track 9 garnered a starred review from Publisher's Weekly in May 2018 and Buried snagged a positive review in the publication as well. She also has two collections of short horror stories - In a Corner, Darkly: Volumes 1 and 2. Currently, she is working on her fourth novel, Rage, and plans to have it available sometime in 2021.

Aside from writing, Sue also manages a blog (https://suerovens.com), part of which is dedicated to interviewing authors of all genres. She welcomes writers from all professional levels to reach out to her if they are so inclined to participate.

Sue spends her free time running (slowly), watching weird movies, learning the French Horn, counting the work days until retirement (77 as of today) and hanging out with Charlie, her much-better half.

 

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Buried (2019)

Priscilla Wyatt is a single, middle-aged nursing assistant who lives behind Sommerville Funeral Home. When her dachshund, Weenie, returns home with a ghastly find, Pris’s life starts to spiral out of control, plummeting her headfirst into the macabre.Gerald Zenith, proprietor of Sommerville, couldn't care less about the dead. Between running scams and keeping a necrophiliac subordinate in check, Gerald’s hands are full. He hasn’t the time nor the interest to be concerned with what is happening in the cemetery during the wee hours of the mornings…until all hell breaks loose. Some secrets are too big to stay buried.

 

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I hope you enjoyed getting to meet Noodle, and learning all about him and his human, Sue.  Please don’t hesitate to leave them a comment, share this post around, or both.  I’m sure they’d love if you did.  I know me and Mummy would.

 

By the way, we’re always eager to meet new friends, and would love to hear from you.  So if you’re a bird, cat, chinchilla, degu, dog, fish, gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, rat, tortoise, or other non-human creature, and you share your home with a human who calls themselves a writer or blogger, feel free to get in touch and become a PetKid Pal  yourself.  To find out how, or to meet all the PetKid Pals we’ve featured in the past, go to the PetKid Pals page.

 

Lots of licks,

Logan

4 comments:

Rita said...

Always nice to meet your new friends! :) :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita:
Glad you enjoyed getting to meet Noodle.

Lots of licks,
Logan

Cat Strawberry said...

Noodle is cute. And indeed very poofy, but also a classy poofy look. :) A great interview Logan! :D

Victoria Zigler said...

Cat:
Glad you enjoyed my interview with Noodle.

Lots of licks,
Logan