The Days and Nights of Basil Tynan: A New Book by Alana!

You guys!

I’m super excited to let you know that Alana has published a book! It’s true. Now, it’s not about me (disappointing, but her pets shall get me through). It’s about rats, something I’m also excited about!

Now, let me bring in Alana to discuss:

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Pinkle:  Alana.

Alana: Hi, Pinkle.

Pinkle: Tell us about your new work of art.

Alana: Well, it’s a children’s book, but I also did the artwork, both on the cover and inside.

Pinkle: So, your book about me is still in the works, then.

Alana: Well, let’s just say I haven’t started that yet.

Pinkle: Oh. I see. Well, why did you do this one?

Alana: It’s something I started a long time ago based on my friend Basil. He was a rat that I kept as a companion when I was 16 and I wrote a story about him. It’s marketed for children, but mostly I wrote it to amuse myself.

Pinkle: Was he better than me?

Alana: He was certainly different.

Pinkle: And would you have let me eat him?

Alana: Absolutely not.

Pinkle: Where can people read this book?

Alana: They can read it on Kindle Unlimited or purchase from the Kindle store here.

Pinkle: Do you think about Basil when you pet me?

Alana: …

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And there you have it! The fabulous Alana with a new work for you to enjoy! I’ve already read it sixteen times. And I’ve crossed Basil’s photograph out. Alana’s gonna be real mad when she sees her Kindle….

Love,

Pinkle.

Paws Rewind Podcast with Angie Bailey and Guest Alana Grelyak

Lovely Readers,

I wanted to let you know that Alana has been featured on a new Podcast dreamed up by the always funny Angie Bailey, author of “Texts From Mittens” and fellow blogger. The show covers all kinds of 80s topics interwoven with cat information and presents a side of “cat people” you don’t normally get to see. In this week’s episode, Angie invited Alana to talk about the Golden Girls, Rick Springfield, and The Cure. Now, I have listened to the episode myself eight times thus far and have transcribed the entire thing for my thesis work on Alana, and although I consider myself the pre-eminent Alana scholar, there were a few things I didn’t know about her that happened before my time. Of course, I know them now, but I think it’s worth a listen!

Alana chose this picture of me and her for use with the episode. She loves me. It’s called “Pinkle and Pajamas.”

Additionally, I have collected some information about Ms. Angie Bailey to use in my bibliography and footnotes that I can share with you. See below:

Pinkle:  Tell me about you.

Angie: My background is in public speaking and some theatre. Since I’ve spent the last several years almost exclusively writing, I missed that part of what I love to do. The Paws Rewind: Gen X + Cats gives me an outlet for something besides writing (although I still get to write content), and combines two of my favorite subjects: 70s and 80s pop culture and cats! I also love talking to fellow cat lovers about subjects that aren’t cat related. I know that, in general, people relate those of us who work professionally in the online cat world — or are major feline fanciers — with only CATS. There’s so much more to us, so it’s fun to cover other subjects.

Pinkle: I certainly hope you haven’t convinced Alana to spend less time with me since I’m a cat. I like to keep her focus on me at all times. We’ll deal with that later. Now, when did you start the podcast?

Angie: June, 2018

Pinkle: Ah, so it’s quite new. And will there be a sequel to Texts from Mittens?

Angie: Yes! I just signed a contract last week and it will hopefully be available late summer/early fall of 2019.

Pinkle: Very good. I shall require a copy for my bibliography. Are there any other projects you want me to share with our audience?

Angie: Not yet — but I’m working on a fun project that I hope to launch in the coming weeks.

Pinkle: Ah, mystery.

There you have it, readers! Please listen to the episode at this link right here and share it if you know anyone that loves the 80s or Alana or cats or Angie.

Best Regards,

Pinkle.

PS. There’s a surprise announcement from Alana regarding some writing she’s been doing!

Cats Who Wear Diapers and the Rescue Who Loves Them

Heya, Readers! It’s me, Peabody, the red hot tortie. Who better than me to tell you about some other smoking ladies who need your attention.

Since we talked about diapers last week, I’ve decided to go all out and make it a thing. Let’s showcase a few scintillating kitties who wear diapers. They live at Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, New Jersey and are diaper proud and ready to strut their stuff!

First up, we have Pixie!

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Pixie getting’ Tricksy (All Photos provided by Tabby’s Place)

Pixie is described as a “pumpkin-colored fluff,” and is perfect for all your Fall design needs. She’s happy to act as a decorative pillow on your couch or function as a snuggly throw over your lap to keep you warm while you watch spooky Halloween films. If you love her but can’t find the time to express her bladder and bowels a few times a day (her bladder is shy and, due to her paraplegia, can’t express itself) you can still help fund her care and get neat updates on her every month from Tabby’s Place by becoming a sponsor. Her injuries are, sadly, due to a human being cruel, so let’s show her that humans can also be kind and make up for it with all the care, kindness, and dollars we can muster.

Bringing the fall right to you!

For more information about how you can sponsor or adopt Pixie, check out her profile.

 

Next, we have Olive!

Olive, ready for action. Or scratchin’. Or maybe just a nap.

Oh, look at this sassy lady! Already dressed in a tuxedo and ready to be dipped in a martini, Olive is a ready-made secret agent (shhhh). In fact, being a paraplegic may even be part of her disguise. Who can say? We’ve been told she’s extremely feisty and could definitely use a sponsor since, according to Tabby’s Place, “$26/month pays for two hours staff time to change Olive’s diaper.”  What do you think? Can you add a little something something to Olive’s fund to make sure her diapers are cleaned and her martinis are shaken, not stirred?

Scooting right along.

To read more about our little Agent 002, check out her page.

 

And finally, we have Rose! Hit it, Rose!

Cue the closeup.

See, it turns out Rose didn’t like cars, so she tried to hit one. Unfortunately, due to misjudging her own size and the speed at which she was running, it didn’t go as planned and Rose has been left incontinent due to a spinal injury. No matter, though, because it seems this little flower shines the sun just as much as she soaks it in. Tabby’s Place says “Rose’s joy is contagious, and she’s set on spreading sunshine to everyone she meets.” She’s also on a prescription diet to maintain the consistency of her stool, presumably so she doesn’t also spread that to everyone she meets. Yikes.

Soakin up the sun. And the urine (in her diaper.)

To get more details on this gorgeous flower and to donate to her gardening fund, have a look see at her info page.

And there you have it! Three cats who wear diapers with great aplomb. Let’s help make sure they find the homes and the funds they need to stay happy, healthy, and looking good in their diapers.

All photos provided by Tabby’s Place.

 

Kisses,

Mrs. P.

P.S. We’re pleased to say that we’ve hooked up last week’s sponsor Pet Parents with Tabby’s Place to get these ladies some brand new diapers to try out! Thanks to Pet Parents for wanting to help keep these ladies fresh and clean.