Dear Ellen: Is it wrong to be jealous?

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  No particular reason. Just because I can.

Dear Ellen,

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!



  1. You are so fun! And isn’t Mark Andre great?

  2. Haha. I can’t wait to read what your cat has to say. Do you actually send your letters to Ellen??? How has she not responded yet? Damn

    1. No. I’ve never actually sent her any letters. But someday, she’ll see my blog and then I’ll really be in trouble.

  3. Yes…It’s totally right to feel jealous. Come on… now you have a competitor at home and you have to beat it, at any cost….
    Question is…How would yo do that?

    1. Psychological warfare. I’ll buy her new puff balls. She’ll be too distracted, carrying them around in her mouth and scolding them to do any writing.

      1. lady with a plan…that way you can definitely beat her…Haha

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