the cat who writes

Write, take naps, and take another nap

What is your morning routine?

I always check the property in the early morning.

Do you have a morning routine? I have a routine.  When I wake up, I stretch, then I take a bath and use the litter box. After I have a drink of water I sit with Mrs. Hodges and I dictate my stories to her. Then I go outside and patrol the property line.

I have  been getting up an hour earlier than I usually do after I read Early to Rise by Andy Traub.  He has written such a wonderful book, encouraging us to wake up early, and  live out our dreams. If I sleep late, and take naps all day, I will never get my book written.

My senior staff member, Mrs. Hodges,  who is my typist, wakes up early as well. We have such a nice time together in the morning before the other staff members wake up. She did an audio interview with Mr. Traub about his book, Early to Rise. You can listen to it here. 

What is your morning routine?

Please tell me in the comments.


I am participating in the March Slice of Life challenge hosted by Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres at Two Writing Teachers.  I will write a story every day for the month of March;  if I can wake up my typist in the morning. You can read the other writers stories here.

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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  • Diane Andeson

    Pooh, my usual routine is to feed my cats and rinse and refill their water bowl first thing (well, almost first) in the morning. Sometimes I get distracted. Yesterday was one of those days. One cat eats only dry food and the other likes canned food. The dry food is in one of those dispensers that you just give a little shake to make today’s meal come out. I always throw away the old can when I put the new one down (yes, my cat likes to eat right out of the can). I unwrapped the plastic from the four pack of cans. That must have been when I got distracted- I don’t remember why. Later in the day, my cat was begging for another can, a trick she often plays. I reminded her only one a day (she’s already fluffy enough). Imagine my distress when this morning, I discovered four cans still sitting on the counter! It’s important to have a routine and not get distracted…

  • Margaret Ouellette

    I chuckled when I read your post. I love that you wrote this from the cat’s perspective. That cat is very perceptive.

    • Good morning Margaret. I am delighted to meet you.
      My typist, Mrs. Hodges has her own blog, All of the stories on the cat who writes, are written by me. I dictate and she types.
      All the best,

      Love Pooh

  • AJF

    I was smiling as I read this today…wondering how my students would like to write from a cat’s – or dog’s – or bird’s perspective????? Going to try that tomorrow!

    • Oh how fun! Please let me read one of them.
      All the best.
      Love Pooh

  • shaggerspicchu

    I love the way you use the cat’s perspective, what a fun idea!!

    • I am a writer, so I write from my world view. I really do dictate, and my staff types. Some people say she is the writer, but they are sadly mistaken.
      I am so glad you stopped by. I am delighted to meet you.
      All the best,

      love Pooh

  • smdupont

    Isn’t it amazing what’s possible with a routine?

    • Yes, it is. I get so much done in the morning, I can sleep take naps the rest of the day.