Did you know that Oct 30th was Cat Day? I mean, how can we not talk about cats now? Who are some of your favorite bookish cats?
Look, you know I love kitty cats, right? I think it is awesome when there is an important cat character in a book. There are so many to talk about, too.
Some, where the cat is a magical creature of stubbornness and fur – for example, Grimalkin in the Iron Fey series. Or, Giguhl in the Sabina Kane series -well, maybe not and fur.
Then there are the kitty cats that mean a lot to our characters and so get some serious mentions. Like the kitty Helsing in the Night Huntress series. Or what about Prim’s cat, huh? Can’t forget a cat that got smuggled into another District! Cats are important companions in the House of Night series as well. And let’s not forget that Hermione had a kitty cat too!
Oh I could probably go on forever. But really, I want to hear from you. Share your bookish cat lists.
Goodreads also has some lists we can peruse.
I’m not really into pets – I prefer breathing. (Stupid allergies!)
But for me, the cat that stands out the most is Hamlet from Losing It. First off, Garrick! And I love how Bliss fakes having a cat, but then has to get a real cat to impress the boy. And Hamlet is hilarious, and prefers Garrick to Bliss.