Friday, January 08, 2021

#PetKid Pals: Monkey


Hi everyone.  This is Lilie the Westie.


I have a new friend for you to meet today.  So, let’s see who it is, shall we?


Hello, new friend.  What’s your name? If you have an unusual name, or there’s an interesting story behind it, I’d love to hear about it, and am sure others would too, so please share.


“My name is Monkey! Charlie, one of the people I live with, named me that. He and Sue kept trying different names out for the first few days of me living with them, but Monkey just stuck.”


That’s an interesting name, but how you got it makes sense.  So, Monkey, what species and breed(s) are you?


“Just a basic kitty. Not really sure.”


Fair enough.  Well, describe your appearance.  I know you and your human sent a photo – which I’ll be showing everyone in a moment – but please describe yourself too, for the benefit of those who can’t see the photo.


“I weigh about 7 or 8 pounds. My grey fur has black stripes throughout, especially on my tail. I’m not thin, but I am what you might call svelte. And yes, I’m all that!”




Such a handsome kitty.  Anyway, Monkey, 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 in a house with Noodle (the other kitty), Sue and Charlie. They claim the house belongs to them, but I know without a doubt that it’s mine.”


Yeah, humans are always trying to insist things belong to them.  Silly humans.  Also, I remember Noodle... Logan interviewed him a couple of months ago.  Back to you though, Monkey.  So, what’s your favourite thing to do?


“It’s really a toss-up. I have a number of things that I enjoy like scaling up the kitty seat thing in the family room, stalking Noodle when he’s not looking, pouncing on Sue’s feet when she’s trying to walk, playing fetch with tiny things I find, and watching Sue go to the bathroom.”


Sounds like you keep very busy.  That last thing is a very important job – humans should never be allowed to go to the bathroom unsupervised.  You mentioned playing fetch... Do you like toys? If so, do you have a favourite toy? If yes, what is it?


“I’m not too big into toys, except a dangly thing on a wire. That’s LOTS of fun to bat at. And I suppose a random mousey that I come across can be exciting.”


Oh, I see.  How about food? What’s your favourite food?


“I don’t eat any people food, so I would just say the Iams stuff that Noodle and I get.”


Shame you don’t eat people food – they have some great stuff.  But, hey, as long as you enjoy your Iams stuff, that’s fine.  Speaking of human stuff, what’s the one thing your human does that you love most?


“When Charlie lets me lay on him and put my face in his hand.”


Oh, that does sound nice.  I bet there’s things they do you don’t enjoy though, so... What’s the one thing your human does that you hate most?


“Cut my claws. I don’t like it!”


I totally don’t blame you for that! I hate nail trimming time too.  I mean, how can they expect us to stand there calmly when they’re bringing sharp things so close to our paws? *shudders*


OK, let’s talk about something else.  Hey, Monkey, I happen to know your human is a writer.  Well, one of them is.  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 don’t believe that she has, and no, I don’t think I’ll show up in any future books. That’s okay, though.”


Well, as long as you don’t mind.  So, what do you do while your human writes/works on blog posts?


“Try to sit in her lap and press computer keys.”


That sounds fun! Hey, if she can do it, why not you, right?


Anyway, Monkey, we should probably finish up here so you can get back to your day, especially since your list of favourite things to do makes it clear you have a very busy schedule.  First though, is there anything else you’d like people to know about you?


“That I’m adorable (and I know it). And that I can be really sweet. Oh! And I love company! (but not now, while Covid is going on)”


Ah, yes, Avirus has made things really tough for those of us who love company and making new friends.  Well, at least you have Sue, Charlie, and Noodle.  Hopefully soon Avirus will go away, and you can have other company too.  In the meantime, thanks for visiting.  At least things like this can be done while observing those new rules put in place to keep the humans safe.




About the human

Sue is an indie suspense/horror author who has been writing since 2012. She currently has three novels and two collections of short stories – all which can be found on Amazon OR purchased through her website ( She is working on Rage, novel #4, and plans on having it available sometime in 2021.

Aside from writing, Sue is two months shy of retiring from Illinois State University and is looking forward to spending her free time learning to play French horn, keeping up on exercise, reading, spending quality time with her husband, Charlie, and hopefully getting to do some traveling.




Track 9


After a catastrophic railway accident leaves a trail of carnage and devastation in its wake, the small train station in Rain, Germany is shuttered.

Six months later, Gary and Grace Wolf, returning home after their belated honeymoon, find themselves trapped inside the now defunct terminal. What they discover within its walls leads them to make harrowing decisions. What they learn about each other pushes them to the brink of disaster.

Back in Bloomington, Illinois, their best friends, Mike and Sarah Waverly, await their return. A few hours before the plane is scheduled to land, Mike becomes tormented by troubling premonitions concerning Gary and Grace. Driven to find out the truth, Mike finds himself battling mysterious and inexplicable obstacles that plunge him into his own personal hell.

Everyone’s fate hangs in a precarious balance as the clock runs out.




I hope you enjoyed meeting Monkey, and getting to know about him and his human, Sue.  Don’t hesitate to leave them a  comment, and please consider sharing this post around.  I know it will make me and Mummy very happy, and I’m sure it will make Monkey and Sue very happy too.


Also, we always love making new friends, so... If you’re a bird, cat, chinchilla, degu, dog, fish, gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, rat, tortoise, or other non-human animal, you share your home with a human calling themselves a writer – yes, blogging counts – and you’d like to be our guest, feel free to get in touch.  Head over to the “PetKid Pals” page to learn how, as well as to meet all our previous guests.


In the meantime, thanks for popping over to meet our newest PetKid Pal!


Lots of licks,



Rita said...

Nice to meet Monkey. I do remember meeting Noodle, too.
Cats do tend to know their worth. ;)
Have a wonderful day. :)

Victoria Zigler said...

Glad you enjoyed meeting Monkey, and remember meeting Noodle.

Lots of licks,

Cat Strawberry said...

I remember the interview with noodle, wow it's nice to meet you Monkey. :) You are absolutely right, you are very adorable and yes those silly humans believe that the house is theirs when of course it's yours. :)
A wonderful interview Lilie :)

Victoria Zigler said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview.

Lots of licks,