Monday, July 31, 2006

Stephanie Feagan's fish does Sea World

Now this is cool. Today we're featuring Stef Feagan's pets, and what a great time to do so. She's probably just returning home after winning a RITA for Best New Book at the Romance Writers of America convention, which took place this past week. Congrats, Stef! Pink rocks!
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Here are Stef's comments: "Pets? Hmm - I've got fish, a couple of turtles in the backyard who come to the door and look in, wanting cheese, and a very hairy, bad-tempered cat. [The cat's] name is Louie, but we always call him Kitty, or The Catman. If I yelled out the back door, "Hey, Louie!" he'd never answer. Shout, "Here, Kitty!" and he's there. The fish is named Buddy, and - I'm not making this up - Mike holds his food just above the water and Buddy (a beta) jumps up to get it from his fingers. He always says, "Sea World's got nothin' on me!" Men."

6 comments:

anne frasier said...

i don't mean to downplay louie, bless his heart, but i find the rest of the photo as intriguing as the cat.

we have a sink.

we have something that looks like toothpaste in the background.

we have a prescription bottle.

and then we have a row of strange jars, with strange lids with what appeared to be openings of the same shape. on top of one lid is a set of metal tongs. it looks a little medical, but then we have a fish and a cat...

anne frasier said...

i hope stephanie drops in to explain this. otherwise i might not sleep tonight.

Michele said...

Oh, now you've got me intrigued, Anne! Hmm, very interesting...

M

Stephanie Feagan said...

LOL! It's the laundry room. The Rx bottle was for our dog, who passed on about a year ago (this is kind of an old photo). The containers? That's me being anal - I bought them for cat food/dog food/and dog and cat treats. After Mike rescued the beta (Little Buddy) from our daughter, who was a very bad fish mama, he set his bowl by the sink, where the Catman discovered it. He never, ever drinks from his kitty water bowl - always from the fish bowl.

Alas, we lost Little Buddy about two weeks ago - he lived almost 5 years, which they tell me is amazing for a beta. I thought I'd have to sedate Mike - he was so attached to that fish. We gave him a proper burial in the backyard, and my oldest daughter played Taps on her harmonica.

No, I'm not kidding - it was corny, but appropriate somehow.

Thanks so much for including our menagerie!-

Michele said...

Thanks for clearing that up for us, Stef! And mega congrats on the RITA!

anne said...

yes, i'm glad that's cleared up. thanks, stephanie!
i had a beta for several years and it was awful when he died. strange to get so attached to a fish, but it happens!