Temptation (A crazy cat who loves cake?)

MORE CATS you say, I say sorry, they happen to share the house we live in and inspire me to draw every day.

Most people who follow this blog know I steal my ideas for character’s from the animals around the farm.

This weeks Illustration Friday word was temptation, all I could think about was a picture book I want to write, it’s about my cat Boo. She is a small brown and grey tabby who we saved from deaths door, she had the cat flu as a kitten and her mother abandoned her.  My husband brought her home after he found her just sitting huddled in a tiny ball out in the pouring rain. I nursed her back to health. Boo’s devotion is amazing and she can often be found one step behind me, just sitting and watching. Sometimes its a little creepy. She is slowly learning that she can get attention from the other members of the family too.

cupcake (copy)

Boo by Kath Unsworth

I have never seen a cat get so fired up over a cake crumb. She will eat it out of your hand if you are not quick enough to finish. I have watched my daughter giggling and holding her cupcake up high to stop her taking a bite…….

That got me thinking about a small kitty and a simple picture book with colourful images of delectable cakes. Title

I LIKE CAKE.

What kid does not like cake? I remember a time when my two kids could not wait for birthday cake. One of my favourite books to read them was about a Hippo who liked to eat cake. Theres a hippopotamus on the roof eating cake, I read that book over and over. Maybe one day children may want to read my stories more than once.

Please share something crazy your pet does, you never know it might become an idea for a picture book, although I have so many at the moment, my brain is bursting at the seams with critters scrambling for attention.

About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year I want to finish my first children's picture book.
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52 Responses to Temptation (A crazy cat who loves cake?)

  1. Kath, your cat and muffin picture is absolutely adorable. I love the warm colors you use in your paintings.

    My cat story of strange eating habits is about my daughter’s cat. Sheeba does not like people food at all. She liked to steal dog food from my late dog’s dish. Today my daughter gave her some dog food since she’d run out of cat food…now that it’s a legitimate meal–she stuck her nose up at it. I guess she only likes forbidden food. She did come back and eat it. (It was just for today until we’d got to the store for real cat food.)

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  2. Aw, what a cute pic! There was a homeless Jack Russell / Chihuahua I adopted once. I left him at home, along with a block of cadbury chocolate which was on the kitchen table. Not thinking there would be any danger, I came home to find the whole thing devoured, with bits of wrapping everywhere. I was really worried, because chocolate is supposed to kill dogs. Not this one. He ran around on a caffeine/sugar high for a while, but was otherwise, totally unaffected. The biggest glutton I’ve ever known – and so small, too!

    • Alarna sweet story Im a sucker for anything homeless and my husband is worse than me, so I have to be the strong one and say no more stray dairy cats. But I know when the time comes I will weaken again. He took a photo of Boo all sad and wet in the rain, I could not say no to that.

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