the cat who writes

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How to Be a Cat, the book

Pooh Hodges, rest in peace, wrote How to Be a Cat. Mrs. Hodges, his typist, illustrated his story and turned it into a book.

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The first proof of the book arrived last week. What do you think?

Humans can get very stressed out having to drive to work every day. And often they only have time to shove a doughnut in their face while they are driving.

Becoming a cat will relieve stress.

You can become a cat in only fifteen steps. Pooh entered a “How To” contest on Problogger and was one of the winners. Darren Rowse said that Pamela, Mrs. Hodges, was the writer. However, the writer was Pooh, he dictated his story to her. Pamela was only the typist.

Mrs. Hodges and I are making a life size cat out of a sheet of plywood. She does all of the work and I supervise.

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The book comes out  October 4th on Amazon. Mrs. Hodges is very excited to share Pooh’s story. She really misses Pooh. He always sat with her when she wrote.

I sit with her now. I dictate and she types.

Would you like to be a cat? 

Please let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

Love Harper

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  • Skittles Anderson

    Hello my Furrend, We are all very excited to hear that you are helping to make Poohs book a reality. We really liked Pooh, we have a framed pawautographed picture of him, The big guy loves to read, especially books written by cats, And I keep forgetting to tell you that the bags you sent us awhile back are a big hit, Sanibel has drug one under the bed and loves to play in there. I hope the rest of the family is doing well, It’s always good to hear from you, Take care of yourself,

    Skittles & Friends

    • Harper Hodges

      Dear Skittles,
      I can’t believe it is a whole month since I wrote this story. Where does the time go?
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. How is the big guy doing? That is so kind of him to read to you.
      Mrs. Hodges hasn’t been sleeping well, maybe it is because I keep waking her up in the middle of the night to be fed. She put me in the laundry room one night, and I worried about her the whole time.
      How are you doing?
      Love Harper

  • Marie

    Hello Harper! We are looking forward to your book — how very exciting to be a published feline! We do hope your human included your name as co-author, we know what an excellent writer you are after all. Our human says all the time that she would love to be a cat so she could sleep more. It seems she thinks that all we do is sleep — well, that is sort of true, but as you know we have a lot duties and responsibilities as cats. Especially in the new house!

    Purrs and headbutts,
    MacKayla the Empress, Joel Gray, Giblet Paws and Mittens the Magnificent

    • Harper Hodges

      Dear MacKayla the Empress, Joel Gray, Giblet Paws and Mittens the Magnificent
      How is your new home? MacKayla are you getting along with Mittens? I hope you can learn to love each other. Who will help you clean your ears?

      Pooh wrote the book, I am just helping Mrs. Hodges by reminding her to work on the book and stop watching so much television.
      So nice to hear from you. Hello to Marie, your typist.

  • Susan W A

    Dear Harper,
    It is touching how you honor Pooh and his amazing work. I’ve told you before and I’ll restate it … I am proud of the work YOU are doing. It’s not easy to fill the paws of Pooh, but you are doing a tremendous job. It’s delightful that you’re working with Mrs. Hodges to promote this book, and that’s quite a task supervising the cutting of a lifesize cat!

    I most certainly would love to be a cat. I can feel the comfort of curling up on someone’s lap for a deep nap, unable to budge no matter how desperately the human wants to move. I would also love to be able to leap up onto desks from the floor, and so many other wonderful cat habits and skills.

    nudges and purrs,

    • Harper Hodges

      Hello my dearest Susan,
      I am so happy to hear from you.
      Yes, I am very sad that I never met Pooh. And it is even sadder to think that the reason I live with Mrs. Hodges is because she was looking for another cat to get over her grief of Pooh’s death.

      You would make a wonderful cat because you are very kind. Perhaps if you started to do jumping jacks you would be able to jump onto a desk from the floor. But, please do it with caution, as you don’t have nine lives.
      All my best,
      Love Harper
      p.s. the book comes out on October 4th. But we will have some fun giveaways for everyone who orders early. We are still working on improving the proof of the book. Mrs. Hodges wrote her email address down wrong.