Monday, June 20, 2011

Pooped Party Pug

Dear Tabby,

I am a 14 year old pug and up until now I was not crazy about cats. You have changed my mind with your wit and charm. Do you think we could set up a play date? 
The photo was taken of me after I ate too much cake and ice cream at a birthday party. I needed a nap. 

Your friend,
Annie the Pug

Dear Annie:

I am all for Peace Between The Species! Yes, let's definitely meet! I will refrain from bringing cake and ice cream. How do you feel about sardines?

By the way, I, too, am very fond of napping. I think that humans should nap more and text less. I might even put that on a t-shirt some day.

Have you ever met Emerson, Carolyn Crimi's pug? He is also a Most Excellent Napper. In fact that's his job title.
Purrfectly yours--

Tabby D. Cat

If you'd like to read more about Annie the Pug and her fabulous owner, Author April Young Fritz, go to

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Podcast with Katie Davis!

Carolyn Crimi did an interview with Katie Davis and of course she mentioned MOI, Tabby D. Cat! If you'd like to learn more about my book Dear Tabby, go to Episode 48 on Katie's Blog:

It's the cat's pajamas!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Letters from Goldfish are so tasty!

I received this fascinating letter from Gilbert Goldfish today. His book is landing in bookstores this week! Meow! If you'd like to find out more about Gilbert and his tale of woe, visit the fabulous Kelly DiPucchio's website,

Dear Tabby,

I am a little fish with a big problem. I have everything a goldfish could ever want or need, except a pet of my own.   
I noticed that you sign all of your letters “Purrfectly yours”.  Will you be purrfectly mine?

Gilbert Goldfish

PS…I do not have any table scraps to include with this letter, but I'm sending you plenty of tasty dry flakes.
PSS…I live in a castle. I think you would like it here.

Dear Gilbert:

I have never received a letter from a goldfish before. I'm just curious, would you say that goldfish are like sardines? You know, salty and slightly fishy but also a bit...tender? 

And these flakes you've sent. Would you say they could also be used as seasoning? Perhaps sprinkled on a very small fish and then lightly sauteed in a bit of extra virgin olive oil?

It all sounds very interesting. I'd love to come to your castle right away. Please put out the drawbridge.

Purrfectly yours--

Tabby D. Cat

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What is Dori Chaconas's Cat up to?

Dori Chaconas, as many of you are aware, is a very famous children's book author. Her cat, Baccus the Catcus, is not as famous. But I'm sure that's not for long.  To read more about Dori and her books, go to:
Her books are Fabtastic, friends!

And now, on to her cat's letter:

Dear Tabby:

I think I must have been born upside down because that's the way I prefer to see the world. My human thinks it's unnatural for me to live my life with my feet up in the air and the dog barks at me when I'm on my back. (He doesn't know how stupid he looks upside down and I'm not going to tell him.) The world is beautiful when the sky is on the bottom and the grass is on the top. Do you think I have a problem, or do you think it's  the rest of the world that has the problem?


Baccus the Catcus

Dear Baccus the Catcus:

What a lovely, poetic letter! I am thinking that you are the kind of feline who marches to a different drummer, preferably to a song like "Stray Cat Strut." (Do you know that song by the Stray Cats? It's my theme song, along with "I Feel Pretty.")

Lucky me, you have already answered your own question within your letter. Of course it's the rest of the world's problem! Hey, and don't let them forget that messy litter boxes, huge cat hair tumbleweeds and claw marks on furniture are also their problems. They are extremely lucky to live with us. Don't you ever let them forget it!

Purrfectly yours--

Tabby D. Cat