the cat who writes

Write, take naps, and take another nap

Mr. Goins,my life is lived in “The In-Between”

The cat who writes is reading The In-Between by Jeff Goins

I spend most of my life waiting.

Waiting for my staff to open the front door.Waiting for my staff to open the cat food container and feed me. Waiting for Mrs. Hodges to clean the seven litter boxes. Waiting for the mouse to move so I can jump on it.

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Life is waiting from one main event to the next.

But I enjoy the time in between getting fed and going outside.

I enjoy taking naps and sitting on my staff’s lap as we read books together.

Cat's like to read.

Jeff Goins wrote a book called “The In-Between.”  I just finished reading it today.

If you get frustrated waiting, or yell at red traffic lights like Jeff Goins does, you had better read this book. Actually, Mr. Goins may need to read his book again himself. Yelling at red lights is bad for your heart.

All things we wait for are not merely roadblocks on the long journey; they are the journey.
Jeff Goins – Page 93, The In-Between

I wonder if Mr. Goins has a cat? Perhaps a cat in his life would help him enjoy life more. A cat would show him how to take a nap in a sunbeam. And a cat would help him enjoy his journey through life more.

Well, he does have a baby, and that is almost as good as a cat.

Do you like to wait?

At least you have thumbs, so life can’t be that bad. Really, now.

P.S. The book is an affiliate link. The pennies Amazon pays me, helps pay for kitty litter. We have seven litter boxes and four cats.


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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  • Bonasera Pooh,
    Mr Goings has a dog called Lyric…I wonder why humans insist in giving us weird names. By anyway so you live in the in-between. Did you notice that autumn is around the corner, a change of seasons means we can change too. Maybe even move out of the in-between. I’m definitely moving on. It’s getting cooler and the sailing season is ending…warm log fires, warm milk with a dash of cream, shaken not stirred…that is my plans. Winter is also time for more writing and less playing. My typist needs to start earning her keep.
    As always it was nice to hear from you.

    • Good Morning Marshmellow,
      Please tell me what language, “Bonasera” is. You are so adventurous speaking more than one language.
      Thank you for telling me Mr. Goins dog’s name. Lyric. I wonder if Lyric is a boy or girl? And does he or she sing?
      Lyric sounds romantic. I’ll bet the dog has never wanted to change its name.
      Yes, we need to have our typists earn their keep. Clumping litter is more expensive that the clay kind. And, I don’t want to switch litters just because my typist wasn’t working.
      All the best, my dearest Marshmellow,
      Love Pooh

      • Bonasera means Good Evening in Italian. This is where I am now…in Chianti area, looking at vineyards. The air is fragrant with sage and rosemary and meadows with wildflowers. I chase butterflies all day long, when I’m not sleeping under a fig tree.

  • It must be tough waiting, Pooh. Since you have 9 lives, you may have a lot more waiting to do in your future.

    • Hello Eva P. Scott,
      Do you enjoy waiting Eva?
      Actually, cats really only have one life. It just appears we have more because we land feet first if you toss us in the air.
      Please don’t try this. You will just have to trust me.
      Are you a writer as well Eva?
      You have thumbs, how wonderful.
      All the best,

      love Pooh

  • Great post, pooh. I’m glad your staff has you.

    • Hello Anne, my good friend.
      Yes, my staff is glad they have me too.
      What would they do without me?
      They need someone to oversee their life.
      Thank you Anne,
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Mr Goins has a dog.
    I live in between too.
    But boy is life a blast when it happens!!!!

    • Hello My dearest Edleweiss,
      How nice to hear from you.
      Yes, life is a blast. I love sunbeams, what do you like?
      All the best,
      Love Pooh