Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Trip I Don't Want to Take...

Some of you will recall that I had to take my poor sick cat to the (super-expensive but worth it) animal hospital back in August. While he's doing SO much better now (yay - gotta love drugs!), today I have to take him for a follow-up visit.

Not looking forward to it.

It's about an hour's drive, and he doesn't do well in cars. He used to, once upon a time; we used to drive back and forth from graduate school to my parents' house (about a 6 hour trip), and he'd just curl up on my lap or on the passenger seat and sleep. Not anymore. He will howl first, then throw up, then look forlorn and howl some more. I'm stocking the car with paper towels and hoping I only have to stop once to do a clean-up. I'm seriously considering asking the vet to drug him after the appointment, for the return trip.


And this is exciting news: of all the bazillion press releases I sent out in the fall for One Night in Boston, one was picked up, and I was interviewed by one of the local papers near the town where I grew up. The link is here. Cool, right?


Marianne Arkins said...

Poor kitty... they seldom travel well. Fingers crossed for your trip.

And WOOT on the press release. That is SO COOL.

Diane Craver said...

I hope your cat does well this time traveling to and back from the vet's.

I enjoyed reading your interview. Interesting you were asked what font you use. I used to always use Times Roman, but switched to Dark Courier. Nice thing about TR, it takes less paper. I love books with the settings in small towns.

Mel said...

Kitty throw-up? You get hugs from me today. Hope the treat goes well.

Also way to go on the interview.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with your cat. I enjoyed the article to... liked your picks for fictional characters to have dinner with - I'm not so altrustic (spelling?) - I would pick Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt!!!! Liz

Jo said...

Congratulations on the book publications, my friend! It is always so exciting to come into contact with a relaxed author who can sit back, and drink in the satisfaction of having told their characters stories to the world and done them justice. Keep on writing!
- Jo

Dru said...

That is so cool. Congrats on the interview.

Sarita Leone said...

Sorry about your car ride. I can so relate to the experience! Cat barf, ugh. :(

I loved the press piece. Great answers to their questions! Good choice for dining companions. :)

Well done!

MaryF said...

VERY cool, Allie! Glad kitty has a clean bill of health!