The Voice of Queenie

Elrod’s the handyman. Why? Because he’s a man with hands? I had no interest in exploring the question. Humans have their ways, usually noisy, and we in the cat world have ours, usually quiet. At the moment I was absolutely motionless and silent, yet still somehow the main character.

(From RUFF VS. FLUFF, first in the new middle-grade Queenie and Arthur series, coming March 26 and available for preorder – adults requiring fake ID.)

[Today’s post is dedicated to our friends Leonard and Amalia.]


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22 Responses to “The Voice of Queenie”

  1. bluecat
    8:57 am on March 8th, 2019

    Good morning all.

    Amen to prayers last night for the Storyteller and Amalia. May they know they are deeply loved.

  2. B.Stover
    9:38 am on March 8th, 2019

    “Handyman”–I love Queenie’s analysis.

    All my best wishes to Amalia and Leonard.

    Good morning all.

  3. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    10:22 am on March 8th, 2019

    Just saw the posts from last night. Our deepest and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Amalia and Leonard at this time. For all of us here in Chevy Chase, and most particularly Teddy, who believes that Leonard is one of the very best petters that he has ever met, Leonard has a very special place in our hearts and we just hope and pray for all the best for him and for a speedy and full recovery.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    12:06 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Hoping for good news about the storyteller. Hope Amalia, the corgis and the Norwegian Forest cat are OK in Leonard’s absence.

  5. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:36 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Just read last night’s postings. Strong and heartfelt prayers being sent to Leonard and Amalia from me and Grizz.

    I love the name Elrod!

  6. BooBear
    4:44 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Prayers from north Texas for the Storyteller! He’s magical so I’m sure he can feel the love from the blog.

  7. Hobbitz
    5:01 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Message just in: “Leonard is indeed a strong hear and stubborn fighter. These are good things. He sends his love to you all and says he’s not done yet.”

  8. Herd of Hounds
    7:27 pm on March 8th, 2019

    News from today…
    •Ryan Santiago is running Mitch Seavey’s puppy team (2 year olds).
    •Anja Radano passed through Takotna just before midnight.
    •Snow almost turned to rain at that time.
    •Braverman has a dog named Hellion (Helli for short) who chewed through 8 harnesses because she doesn’t want to stop.
    The current res lantern is Alison Lifka.
    •Nicolas Petit was first to arrive at Anvik checkpoint and earn the Lakefront Anchorage checkpoint. He still has 14 dogs in harness. This is the third year in a row Petit has won the the Lakefront which is a 5 course meal. Bison chili, roasted beets with nuts and champagne vinegtette, seared scallops, surf and turf in whiskey sauce and potato pancakes, pan fried bananas w/ Ice cream and warm brandy sauce.
    •Alison Lifka won “After Dinner Mint”. $3500 in 100 dollar bills and a bottle of Dom Perignon for being the current red lantern.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    7:29 pm on March 8th, 2019

    We always knew Leonard had it in him!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Tonight’s standings (which change frequently):
    1 Nicolas Petit in Grayling
    2 Joar Leifseth Ulsom in Grayling
    3 Jessie Royer in Grayling
    4 Peter Kaiser in Grayling
    5 Mitch Seavey in Grayling
    6 Aliy Zirkle out of Shageluk
    7 Ritchie Diehl out of Shageluk
    8 Ryan Redington out of Shageluk
    9 Matthew Falior in Shageluk
    10 Paige Drobry in Shageluk

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Whew!….Wot a Relief!…snorkel!…I dont know what a “strong hear” is, but I’m hoping it is a good thing…wuffle!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Gah!…Please quit posting the Standings, “which change so frequently”…grump!…We all know how to go to the website (when and if we want to!)…grump!grrr!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    8:23 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Okay, thank you.

  14. Hobbitz
    8:25 pm on March 8th, 2019

    ” Leonard has a Strong heart…” Rio. I saw the typo right away but thought everyone would figure it out.

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Hobbit!…Regarding quoting someone about someone’s health, I would rather not have to “work it out”…grunt!…I would rather get the correct quote…snort! …Just a tick of mine.

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Joar!… Leifseth Ulsom!…gruff!…How in the world did he manage to get both his 8 and 24 hours rest stops in and be in 2nd place????…wheeze! …I’m beyond amazed right now…guh!

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Sigh!….I wish I had the Iditarod GPS…sniff!…But someone here is too cheap to buy it for me…grump!gruffle!

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:56 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Queenie!…I meant to post this first but I got bothered…sniff!…The Voice of Queenie is exactly how I would imagine an Alice-Like Kat to think and therefore write…grunt!wheeze!…Exasperating! And Annoying all at the same time….wiffle!puff!

  19. Luna
    9:34 pm on March 8th, 2019

    I can report that Beau is in shock. Not only did the Thieves willingly show up to bible study this morning, they were early. They also brought friends. That has never happened in the history of history. They have now refused to leave so they can continue to pray prayers for the Storyteller. Beau shrugged at the sight and said we should order pizza to feed the masses.

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Pizza!…And who’s “we”?…grunt!…I’m all in favor of praying prayers non-stop for the Story Teller, but I’m not up to feeding the masses…wheeze!…Beau and his flock can fleece someone else today…grunt!

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Bah!…I’m inna baaaaa mood!…sniff!

  22. Luna
    10:02 pm on March 8th, 2019

    Rio: The masses are the Plunderers on this Side of the Bridge. Thank goodness for delivery.

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