the cat who writes

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I will listen to Seth Godin and not my mother

When I was a young kitten my mother said to me, “Son, you must learn how to catch mice. It is a good solid profession. The mice you catch will feed you and your family. You can market your Mouse Hunting Business to your neighbors and catch mice for them.”

“But Mom, I want to be a writer.”

“Writers do not make much money. Writing is hard. Writing will not feed you.”

But Mom, I want to be a writer.”

“No son, you need to be a good mouse hunter. If your staff forget to feed you, you need something to fall back on.”

I listened to my mother and gave up my dream of writing. I went to the local Mouse Hunting College, and signed up for classes.

These were my classes the first year.

CAT 117: How To Stalk Prey

Cat 114: Setting Traps

CAT 110: Writing a Mouse Hunting Business Proposal

CAT 150: How to Train Your Staff

I did sign up for one writing class. CAT 154: How To Be A writer. I got 65% in my How To Stalk Prey class, and I got 98% in my How to Be A Writer Class.

I will be a writer. Seth Godin thinks I should be a writer as well.

I am reading  The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin. I have read as far as page 65. It is taking me a long time to read it, as I have spent most of my day catching mice.

I will follow Mr Godin’s advice and choose myself. I will stop waiting to be picked, and follow my dream of writing.

I have caught my last mouse.  Well, I will still catch a few mice for a snack, and maybe a bird or two. But I am officially retiring the Mouse Hunting Business.

I am going to teach my kitten employees how to read and write. I am not going to teach them how to catch mice. My assistant Charlie was supposed to market the Mouse Hunting Business to the neighbors. I will give Charlie a new title. Charlie is now Vice President in charge of Marketing Stories.

I am a writer.

I think it is time for a staff meeting.


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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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  • Super cute! Love it. You’re one smart kitty. 🙂

    • My dearest Sharon,
      Thank you so much for commenting. I think what makes a kitty smart is the willingness to listen to the advice of others. I am rather silly on my own. All the best, love Pooh

  • Dear Pooh,
    I have not been to college.
    Mouse hunting school sounds fun.
    My Doggie Mom Taught me perfect doggie German.
    My mom told me to sit and stay in the driveway at home.
    I only do that when i am in the mood to make Mom happy.

    • Hello My Faithful Edelweiss,
      I am so proud of you that you can speak German. My staff has taught me a few words in Japanese. Cats do not say “meow” in Japan, they say “nyan”. I have been going around the house saying, “nyan, nyan.”

      Did you listen to your mother today? Did you sit and stay? I am very curious.
      All the best,
      Love Pooh

  • Janet

    Just what I needed today- thank you, Pooh, for some inspiration and girly giggles!

    • Hello Janet, I am so happy you felt inspired today by my post. Seth Godin has some great advice in his book. Laughter is good for the soul. I prefer to purr.
      All the best,

  • Mariaselke

    *laughs* You do a great job writing, Pooh! Good for you. There aren’t enough real stories – straight from the cat’s paw – out there.

    • Hello Maria, Thank you for your compliment. I do love to write. I try to be honest in my writing.
      So nice to hear from you,
      Love Pooh

  • This cracked me up, love it

    • Hello Dear Christa, I am delighted that my story brought you pleasure. My mother would have loved to meet you.
      All the best,
      Love Pooh