Queenie!

“These are what I call catnip nipnips,” Mrs. Hale said. “My own recipe. Let’s see if Queenie likes them.”

We were in the library, sitting at Mrs. Hale’s desk – Mrs. Hale in the big chair, Harmony in the little chair, and me actually on the desk. Mrs. Hale took out a baggie and from it produced a small tubular treat, about the size of a Cheeto, but far more interesting. She laid it on the desk.

All eyes were then on me. Catnip. I smelled it right away, of course, and the impulsive side of me was suddenly the only side. Normally, as I’m sure you know by now, I’m the dignified type, delicate in my responses, the very farthest thing from greedy. And the truth is I prefer to eat in private. I suppose I could have taken my catnip nipnip – what a fine name! – under the desk but by the time that thought came to me it was all gone.

—   from RUFF VS. FLUFF (the 1st Queenie and Arthur mystery, coming March 26 and now available for preorder).

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22 Responses to “Queenie!”

  1. B.Stover
    9:09 am on February 14th, 2019

    “…the impulsive side of me was suddenly the only side.” LOL! Excellent!.

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:26 am on February 14th, 2019

    Good morning everyone. We are chuckling at “catnip nipnip”.
    Happy Valentines Day to all.💏

  3. Thieves!
    10:57 am on February 14th, 2019

    Bluekat: What is your stance on Thither? We hear it is lovely this time of year.

  4. Masquers
    11:13 am on February 14th, 2019
  5. BearSpiritDog
    11:14 am on February 14th, 2019

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all!!

  6. Diane C.
    1:43 pm on February 14th, 2019

    I add my own VD wishes–wait, what?
    It’s raining hammer handles and pitchforks here. A nice change, but I’m ready for it to change back…

  7. Herd of Hounds
    2:32 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Masquers and DianeC, you are cracking us up. Group humor really works.

  8. Wee Nigel
    2:39 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Today is a very big day here. Today is Coach and Bev’s 50th wedding anniversary. And, as if that were enough, it is a day of birthdays. The Outlaw lifted and Quig, Twig and Elim were all born of Valentine’s Day. Wheeze! Belle Starr’s birthday was last week, but she was raised with the Outlaw litter so she is still celebrating.

  9. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:49 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Greetings!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    https://www.google.com/

    I am laughing at the excerpt from “Ruff vs. Fluff.”

    Belle Starr: I hope you were the center of attention on your birthday!

    Happy 50th Anniversary to Coach and Bev!!!

  10. Wee Nigel
    3:21 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Damn typos. My ears got in the way of my proofreading. I need a nap and a snack.

  11. BearSpiritDog
    3:25 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Happy 50th to Ma & Paw Belle!!

  12. Hobbitz
    3:28 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Wee Nigel: are you sure that isn’t a snack and a nap? Sounds like there is lots of celebrating to be done in your neck of the woods.

    Thieves: If I had stayed longer with Bluekat, we would have gone hither, thither and yon but we only had time for 2 out of 3.

  13. Masquers
    3:31 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Happy birthday to the Outlasws, Quig, Twig and Elim. ^..^

  14. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:14 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Wee Nigel: Hope Slim Jims will be involved in the celebrating!

  15. Masquers
    6:51 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Wee Nigel! Like Rose said…wishing many Slim Jims for you!

  16. Herd of Hounds
    7:23 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Happy celebrations and slim Jim’s and other goodies. Whoo hoo to all.

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Hobbit!…Youse are one lucky Hobbit to have the fortune to meet Blu-Kat! The Only Kat I would want to meet…snort!

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Queenie!…She is sort of funny…sniff!…Let’s see if she can keep it up…grunt!snerkel!

  19. bluecat
    9:08 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Thieves! My stance on thither is yes.

    Rio – I was the lucky one to meet Hobbitz. She’s cool. Maybe I’ll meet you some day since we’re both Mid-westerners. Heh,heh.

    ‘Night all.

  20. Ole Doc
    9:47 pm on February 14th, 2019

    What a party we are having at the kennel! Wee managed to land atop one of the blades of the ceiling fan. Belle Starr gave him a bag of glitter and turned the fan on high! The Giant is positively glowing!

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Blu-Kat!…CHobbit is very cool. She was born and raised in Alaska, don’t you know?…heh!heh!…Plus, she has a great big ole pan for frying bacon. I want a pan like that one day…chuffle!

  22. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on February 14th, 2019

    Bellie!…And a bag O’ glitter!…yeeep!…Fitting for St.Valentines Day….fluffle!spit!

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