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Announcing the first cat drawing by Trinity A. from Portugal!

Drawing of a cat by Trinity A.

My good friend Trinity A., who lives in Portugal with her family, likes to draw cats. She read my latest book, CATS are better than DOGS. At the end of the book I ask my readers to draw a picture of a cat and send them to me.

Trinity A. drew a picture of me with a little black mouse. I think I will eat the mouse.

Trinity was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. I want to be a columnist for The New York Times. A reporter asking hard questions exposing crime, espionage, and dietary habits.

1. What did you eat for breakfast Trinity?
This morning I ate a taco because I wasn’t very hungry.

2. Do you like to take naps?
I take naps when I’m tired, but that’s not very often.
And Trinity asked me a question. Perhaps she wants to work for The New York Times too?
I noticed your right ear is always laying down… why doesn’t it poke up like the other one?
 
My dearest Trinity
My ear was bent from an accident I had in 2006. I had a hematoma, the ear was swollen and was almost an inch thick. I had surgery and it just never went back up again.
“Pooh, your ear didn’t go back up because you refused to wear the cone on your head. You kept scratching your ear.”
“Mrs. Hodges, please don’t interject when I am talking to Trinity.”
“I am sorry Pooh.”
Mrs.Hodges is not sure how I got the hematoma. Maybe it was because Kanga, my German Shepherd bodyguard, liked to drag me around with my head in its mouth. Or maybe I scratched it on a rose-bush when I went outside.
I have learned to live with my disfigurement. I know that humans often judge people and animals by their appearance. I hope that humans would come to love me for who I am and not dismiss me because I have one bent ear.
Hugs and kisses to you Trinity. Thank you for sending me a drawing! I am delighted!
xo
Love Pooh
Please send your cat drawings to me.
I will share them on my blog and I will write you back. 
And please let me know what you had for breakfast and if  you like to take naps. 

Pooh Hodges
P.O. Box 314
Pottstown, PA, 19464

Or you can send your drawings to me as an attachment to my e-mail address. thecatwhowrites at gmail dot com. [email protected]

Cats love to get mail.

My typist, Mrs. Hodges, is getting better at checking my e-mail every day. She almost missed the message from MTV when they wanted to interview me. But then they changed the concept for their show and didn’t need me to drive to New York City.

xo
Love Pooh-den
(my closest friends call me Pooh-den)

Please tell me in the comments what you ate for breakfast. I am very curious. Do all artists eat the same thing for breakfast?

 

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • Amindele

    Oh! It is a beautiful picture, Trinity!
    The mouse is making me hungry!

    • Amindele,
      You are so kind to encourage Trinity.
      Thank you my dear friend.
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Dear Mr. W. Pooh Hodges-den,
    I really like the picture of the Cat by Trinity.
    It is a good picture.
    I would like to eat the mouse too.
    What I do not get is what the Cat smells like?
    Can you work on that? Mr. Pooh-den?
    I would like smell vision.
    Oh yes.
    I had a egg for breakfast.
    I had a nice nap today.
    What did you have for breakfast?
    Edelwiess

    • My dearest Edelwiess and La McCoy,
      I am always pleased to hear from you.
      An egg for breakfast sounds delicious. Do you eat your egg fried or scrambled?
      I had dry cat food and wet cat food.
      Soon the snow will melt and I can eat field mice again.
      There is always something to look forward to.
      xo
      love Pooh

  • Michelle Crooker

    I had raisin bran for breakfast, but with only a little bit of milk. I only used a little bit of milk because there wasn’t very much left and I knew that my kids would want cereal too so I saved some for them.

    • My dearest Mrs. Crooker,
      Your kindness towards your family is commendable. If I didn’t know better, I would think you were a cat.
      Did you get to buy any milk yet. Dry raisin bran might be hard to swallow.
      All the best,
      xo
      Love Pooh

  • Brian Kelley

    I laughed aloud at this wonderful concept and shared it with my wife–who loves cats. We have three cats by the way. I had coffee for breakfast. I always have coffee for breakfast. I drink it with just cream. Yep, I drink my breakfast.

    • Mr. Kelly,
      Or may I call you Brian? Please call me Pooh. You don’t have to call me Mr. Hodges.
      Three cats! How wonderful to have three cats to manage your household. Please say hello to your wife and your cats for me.
      Coffee for breakfast? Perhaps one of the cats can catch a mouse for you. A bit of protein with your cream might be good for you.
      All the best,
      xo
      Pooh

  • Tara

    Kudos to your typist, Pooh.
    I would love to have a typist, and an artist who could live with me, make me lovely things for breakfast, and arranged the rest of my life while I napped.

    • Good Evening Tara,
      Perhaps your cat could arrange your life for you while you napped. At the very least the cat could nap with you and prevent you from invading other countries.
      All the best,
      xo
      Pooh

  • Nina in Portugal

    I don’t normally feed my kids tacos for breakfast. I’m not sure where that came from. ??

    Pooh, I think your fantastic and you have quite a staff. You are one blessed feline.

    All my best to you and your typist, Mrs. Hodges.

    Prayers from Portugal,
    Nina

    • Good Evening Nina in Portugal,
      I love to say that. You may say to me, “Good evening Pooh in Gilbertsville,” if you would like to.
      A taco for breakfast is not a custom in Portugal? Humans here like to eat dried up corn. It does not make sense to me. Why eat dry cereal when he can eat protein in a field mouse.
      And thank you to Trinity for sending her drawing and answering my questions.

      All the best to you and your family. Mrs. Hodges said to say hello.
      xo
      Pooh and Mrs. Hodges

  • Stacey Shubitz

    Mrs. Hodges is a lovely typist. Does she get your mail for you too?

    • Good Evening Stacey,
      I will tell Mrs. Hodges what you said.
      Yes, she gets my mail for me too. Without thumbs and having rather short legs I can not reach the gas pedal and still see out the window to drive a cat.
      And without thumbs I can’t open the post office box with the key.
      All the best,
      xo
      Pooh