Kate Walker's Flora and Charlie
... cats on the mat for a chat with Sharon Archer
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Today on the LoveCats CATWALK, I'm featuring Harlequin Mills and Boon Presents author Kate Walker with her gorgeous Maine Coons, Flora and Charlie! Take it away, you handsome felines...
Flora (Princess Flora Flooziebelle) – the glorious grey and
Charlie (Charlie Rumpuss) the ginger ninja
‘The Cat House’ c/o Kate Walker Lincolnshire UK
You will know her as Kate Walker but to us she’s just Our Mum. There’s Our Dad too – known as the Babe Magnet
Flora – Peace from ‘that boy’ Charlie. Lying in front of the fire. Not being pounced on. Salmon and trout ‘sticks’ treats. Being told I’m beautiful – I know I am but it doesn’t hurt to have it emphasised
Charlie : Teatime’ (which can mean breakfast time or lunch time - or teatime – but ‘Teatime’ means the bowl is being filled.)Taking up all the room on the sofa/bed/rug/firespot. Pouncing on Flora. Running wild in the garden and dashing up tree. Biting my Dad’s toes
Flora – being pounced on by Charlie. The White Stuff – you call it Snow (I once went out into the garden, jumped on to the lawn and disappeared in a snowdrift. I disappeared and as a Maine Coon I am a big cat. All My Mum could see was the tip of my tail.)
Charlie – Not being let pounce on Flora. Not being first to the food bowls. Rain. (You’ve seen my long coat – it absorbs a lot of water. ) My Mum always says I look like a drowned rat when I come in out of the rain. Oh and when My Dad starts playing his guitar – then I give him a real mouthful of complaints and walk out of the room.
Flora – I don’t need an ambition – I am purrfection as you can see
Charlie – To catch one of those fluttery things Mum calls birds. She puts stuff out on the bird table so I get up there to try to catch open (see my caption photo above) but somehow they seem to know I’m there – I’m not sure why. Oh, and to eat lots
Sociable or Aloof
Flora – It depends who has the treats. I like visitors but they do need to treat me with respect – and have treats ready to hand
Charlie – I’ll be pals with anyone -- specially if they’ve got treats
Night Owl or Early Bird?
Flora – I don’t mind really – I rarely need to trouble about waking the slaves to let me put – I leave that to Charlie. Then I can go out or not as I please. But if Blackie from down the road comes into the garden then I try to get out to be with him
Charlie- Both – I’d be out in the garden all day if I could and spend all night on the razz out there too. But Mum insists I come in when it’s dark – spoilsport. So I’m also an early bird – at about 5.30, I go in and scratch on the wardrobe like a loony, letting them know I want to go out NOW
Flora : Trying to steal treats when Dad’s not looking
Charlie : Eating. Pouncing on Flora’s tail. Being in the garden and climbing trees. Bringing in a collection of stuff from the garden – leaves, twigs, mud, flower petals, all attached to my fur
Flora: Chasing treats and pouncing on leaves – I also like to get high on catnip
Charlie: Flora’s tail – and my ball in table game – and those fluttery things
Flora - It depends who has the treats but really it’s My Mum. ( I do like to go and sit on her knee when she’s on the loo but she says I haven’t to tell you that!) Definitely not that boy Charlie.
Charlie: My Mum – specially when she has the food tin and the can opener in her hand.
What do you like to sharpen your claws on
Flora: Tree trunks if outside but my scratching post will do
Charlie: Flora’s tail, tree trunks, the side of the cat kennel, the side of the shed . . .anywhere I can find really. The scratching post? Oh is that what that’s for
Most embarrassing moment
Flora: I don’t do embarrassing – but the snowdrift moment was a little – disconcerting
Charlie: The ‘drowned rat’ wasn’t fun – but I don’t embarrass easily
So get busy with those captions to be in the running to win Kate's latest book! Charlie and Flora are in charge of picking their winner!
The Devil and Miss Jones
Backcover:Martha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met! A man she knows only as Diablo.
Lone wolf Carlos Ortega won't promise Miss Jones more than one searing-hot night. Yet Carlos is shocked by Martha's sweet innocence. This runaway bride is a virgin, and it seems the repercussions of their sizzling encounter could last forever . . .
Thank you for visiting the LoveCats, Kate and Flora and Charlie! It's been fun!