Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.
I’ve been writing on and off for six years. For the past two years, I’ve been writing on a daily basis. While I haven’t published anything more than a blog, I’m still writing constantly. My cat, as it turns out, is also a writer. She’s been writing on and off for three years. Recently, she pitched a series of blog ideas to a website called Katzenworld. Guess what, Ellen? They offered her a position as a contributor. My cat. My four-legged feline was offered a professional writing gig. She’s an animal. She doesn’t even have opposable thumbs and they offered her a writing position – granted, she’s not being paid for it, but still. It’s a writing credit. How is this fair? Is it wrong to be jealous of a cat?
A. Marie Silver
(A writer upstaged by her cat)
Have you ever been upstaged by your pets? If so, please tell me all about it in the comments. I really need to know I’m not the only one!