Hard Work

Princess, a seal-point ragdoll cat is sitting next to an iPad and a laptop computer. Caption reads: "Being a writing buddy is hard work!"

Hard Work by Princess Cat

I don’t know if you realise this, but being a writing buddy is hard work.

I have all the normal cat responsibilities; hunting fluffy toy mice, chasing jingle balls, putting up with my hair being brushed, all that stuff. Then I have all these extra responsibilities; taking my turn to write the writing buddy post, making sure my writer is working, helping find inspiration, all of that.

The other day, I thought my writer was working, but when I jumped up for a closer look, she was on social media. (You can see it in the picture.) How am I supposed to deal with this? I gave her a bit of a nudge, and put my paw on the keyboard to show her I’d caught her and to get back to work, but she didn’t get back to work.

It’s all too much for a beautiful, fluffy cat. Fanta was no help, she was lying on the floor with all her paws up in the air, hoping a human would notice and rub her tummy.

I have to do all the work around here! If anyone is looking for me, I will be hiding and having a nap in peace. I suppose I should give Fanta some attention first.

Princess, a sealpoint ragdoll cat.


Princess is a seal-point ragdoll cat. Her hobbies include naps, waking the human in the middle of the night, tummy tickles, knocking things off shelves, evading grooming, and petty theft (stealing paintbrushes, pincushions, etc.) Her special skills include jingle ball and fluffy mouse chasing. Her key goal in life is to be adored by everyone, but not actually touched unless she specifically requests it. She is never allowed outside, partly to protect wildlife, partly to keep debris out of her hair, and mostly because she is so naïve she wouldn’t survive five minutes outside. Also known as Pretty Kitty and Snuggle Cat.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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