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Would any of you cats like to be a model for a coloring book?

Mrs. Hodges needs our help. She is making a coloring book, Color The Cats: Thirty Cat Coloring Pages to Calm The Spirit. But she can’t get anything done without our help.

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Mrs. Hodges needs more cat models

I do my best to help her in her studio. I pose for her and I help keep her desk clear of clutter. She has all of this stuff on her drawing desk that shouldn’t be there. Like her computer mouse, and her wallet, and her drawing pens. I knock them on the floor for her.

Cats don’t have thumbs. So we can’t hold felt pens to draw, but we can pose for pictures.

Cats, would you like to be in the coloring book?

(or your chicken, Mary in Boulder Creek), and Mrs. Hodges will try to include you in the coloring book.

Mrs. Hodges is drawing every day now, she wants to make her December 1st deadline to finish the book!

As long as she cleans the seven litter boxes every day, I don’t mind if she draws every day.

How to be a Coloring Book Cat Model

Please send a photograph of yourself to me, Harper: thecatharper (at) gmail.com, or just post it in the comments here. And please include what your hobbies are, what television shows you like to watch, and anything else of interest. Like if you prefer Christmas to Valentines Day, or if you play the guitar.

Mrs. Hodges will try really hard to get everyone who submits a photograph into the Coloring Book. If she gets too many photographs, she may have to make two books!

Would you like to be in the coloring book?

Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat.

xo
Love Harper

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Pages for the Cat Coloring Book! I wish I had thumbs!!! I want to draw!

 

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The Coloring Book is Finished! Thank you to all the cats who modeled for the book. Color The Cats – Forty Real Cats From Around The World and Their Stories was published on December 16th, 2015.

 

About Harper Hodges

Hi, it's me, Harper. I help humans understand their cats. I write about what a cat thinks. I know because I am a cat. Mrs. Hodges is my typist. I dictate and she types.

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  • Ciao

    Hey there Harper!

    I would like to be a model for your coloring book. Can you tell me how to send you a picture of me?

    • Harper Hodges

      Oh Ciao,
      I am so sorry, but the coloring book is already finished. If you were a dog you could be in the next coloring book.
      However, I would still love to see you. Please send me a photograph. My email address is [email protected]
      xo
      Harper

      • Ciao

        Oh thats okay Yeah thanks for your email I would love to seend you a picture of me in fact I’ll send you a picture of me tomorrow right when my owner gets back from school. BYE!!! :3

  • I will send you a picture of my cat Milo. He loves to pose and model and would love to be in your coloring book.

    • Harper Hodges

      Hello Beth Anne,
      Thank you for sending a photograph of Milo. Mrs. Hodges is working on the drawings this week. I am very excited.
      xo
      Harper

  • Emma

    Hello, It’s me, Smokey. I hope that I make it into your book!

    • Harper Hodges

      Hey Smokey,
      You have such cool eyes.
      What do you like to do? It helps Mrs. Hodges draw you if she knows what hobbies you have. Or what television shows you watch, or what you want to be when you grow up. A fireman? A rocket scientist?
      xo
      Love Harper
      Thank you for sending a photograph.

      • Emma

        Oh, well I really love playing with pipe cleaners and birdwatching. I like to watch the bird channel so I can go “hunting”. I really want to be a professional bird watcher when I grow up!

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Pamela, it’s me “Blackie”, remember me???? Still trying to find a picture of me to send.

    • Harper Hodges

      Hey Nana,
      I will have to ask Pamela about Blackie. What a cool name. She showed me a photograph of Blackie, I will have to add it here. But, first, she has to clean the seven litter boxes.
      xo
      Love Harper

  • Tiggie B

    Harper, I would love to model for your coloring book. My human typist likes to color, and I like to steal her color pencils, so I think of it as an activity we do together as a team. I will send you an email with my picture and some fun facts about me. I’m pretty cute, if I do say so myself. I received your letter last week, and my smaller typist read it to me. He posted a photo of us together on Instagroupiegram or whatever. Did you see it?

    • Harper Hodges

      Hi Tiggie B,
      Is the B short for Boss? Like you the boss of your house?
      So happy your human likes to color. Maybe you can help her.
      You have two typists? Wow, that is so cool. I only have one.
      I have to find your instagrmmy thingy. I would love to see a photograph of you with your typist. I didn’t see it yet.
      xo
      Love Harper.

  • Tiggie B

    Harper, I would love to model for your coloring book. My human typist likes to color, and I like to steal her color pencils, so I think of it as an activity we do together as a team. I will send you an email with my picture and some fun facts about me. I’m pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

  • Kellie McGann

    Pamela, You’re great. I love this.

    • Hi Kellie,
      Thank you x ten million.

      xo
      Pamela

    • Harper Hodges

      Hi Kellie McGann,
      Do you think I am great too? If I came to visit you, may I please watch the printer when you print papers? It is my favorite thing to do.
      xo
      Love Harper