Monday, January 13, 2014

Pat and the Cat - Festivals for All! Plus Trivia, Ninja News, and National Wormhole Week - Wormfest!

Today I have for you a special treat
A funky rhyme that can’t be beat.
Because today Pat and his cat
Are here to amuse at my mat!

Please welcome Pat Hatt of It’s Rhyme Time, who will show you a proper rhyme.

Festival Time In Rhyme!

So since the cat is all done the A to Z he figured he'd fill some time with a guest post for the ninja wannabe. But what could he do? Why give festivals to visit for all of you.

Frozen Dead Guy Days.
Catch some sunny rays,
In dead guy land.
Wouldn't that be grand?

Tomato Fight Festival should be on your list.
Then just make sure you are good and pissed.
Take a tomato and whack one in the head.
They could join the above if they turn out good and dead.

Monkey Buffet Festival sounds yummy.
Don't you want monkeys in your tummy?
Could get a neat disease,
Or maybe just fleas.

This one I'd avoid,
Of them the cat is paranoid.
Although Crying Baby Festival may be for you,
Especially if you have one or two.

And if that isn't your cup of tea,
You can grab your baby and flee.
Going to the Baby Jumping Festival around the corner.
Just don't step on little Jack Horner.

I bet some could pass this test.
They have such zest.
They would prove they are the best,
By winning the National Hollerin Contest.

Don't come near my OCD, bud.
I do not want any mud.
But Boryeong Mud Festival could be fun,
If you like that type of thing under your sun.

This one will be all the craze.
You will get there and gaze,
Maybe even graze.
Soaking up Mike The Headless Chicken Days.

I'll skip the Festival of Near Death Experiences this year.
Although I have been there I fear,
The dress code is rather strict.
Bring your own coffin the rules depict.

Ewww ewww ewww.
But that is all the more for you, 
As you go to the Testicle Festival event,
Joining 10,000 people eating 4,000 pounds of bull testicles under a tent.

See, there are lots of other fun things to do, and surprisingly, none of these were made up at my zoo. So if you ever need a good festival at your sea, you can now find one thanks to me. On most though I would pass, especially the last one, as it scares my little rhyming ass.

Enjoy your winter, smash a printer.

Pat is the author of over twenty books and his latest is Fight for the Light, available on Amazon.

He also had a little fun with his IWSG post last week!

(Sorry, it’s not real!)

Trivia Time!

And in honor of Pat and his cat, today’s trivia is all about cats.

1 – How fast can a housecat run?

2 – True or false – cats can drink seawater.

3 – What’s the technical term for a hairball?

4 – How many different sounds do cats make?

5 – Which pet is more popular in North America – the dog or the cat?

Answers on Wednesday!

Ninja News

Thanks everyone for another amazing Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day. I wish I could visit every person on the list, but I do give it my best effort to reach as many as possible.

Bish Denham released her first book last week, Anansi and Company. Congratulations, Bish!!

Cate Masters’ latest is out now, A Wedding at the Blue Moon Café. Congratulations, Cate!

Angela Orlowski-Peart revealed the cover for her next book, Almost Broken Up. Looks great, Angela!

Chasing Anya by JL Campbell

Available today!

Been there. Done that.

Feisty and independent, Anya Davies lives by her own rules. The one thing she’s hell-bent on avoiding is a conventional relationship.

Enter Christophe Mondesir…

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material. Find her: Website, Goodreads, Twitter, and Amazon.

Michael di Gesu is hosting the Coffee Hop this Friday!

Visit him for details and your chance to win Columbian coffee.


That’s right, it’s back – National Wormhole Week, March 10-16!

Hosted by Stephen Tremp, L. Diane Wolfe, and Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Kicking off Wormfest week will be the release of Stephen’s third book in the Chase Manhattan trilogy, Escalation.

2014 National Wormhole Week: Name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where technology will go too far and set us back. They can be the same thing or different.

De-extinction or bringing back extinction species through backbreeding, genetic engineering, and cloning.
With all the breakthrough discoveries mankind is on the cusp of, are we playing God?

Where do you see science moving us forward and where do you see it moving us back? Feel free to quote a movie. (Jurassic Park is a great example.)

Join us below for Wormfest!

Follower of Pat and his rhyming cat? Know any of the cat trivia? Excited about the new releases? And who’s up for Wormfest?


Jeremy [Retro] said...

to be or not to be...

L.G. Keltner said...

Wormfest looks awesome! I'm in!

Anonymous said...

Great post Alex especially Pat's rhyme.
Have a good day.


Jeremy [Retro] said...

sorry it's been awhile, i played in the first chair. a cat is where it is at, thank you Pat. great releases, covers and wormhole fest.

it's going to be a interesting one for sure, now i must think of something.

had free hbo this weekend, found myself enjoying "games of throne" well i did.

on to a better week and a extra shout out to my friend who needs it this week, she needs it!!


Rhonda Albom said...

I love the poem and almost went to two of the festivals - tomatoes (we were nearby) and the monkey buffet (we didn't want to get the highly recommended rabies vaccine). As for the triva
1. faster than me
2. true
3. hairball
4. 11
5. cat
(all guesses) said...

I don't know where Pat Hatt gets his energy and wacky creative braincells, but I'd gladly take a droplet of it.

Happy Monday, Alex.


Unknown said...

A house cat can run at speeds up to 40mph.

Cats will often drink seawater as the salt goes well with Tequila, the preferred drink of the most discerning felines.

The technical term for a hairball is Paticus Pukitis.

It is a well known fact that cats can make five million, five hundred thousand and five sounds. Most of these are in the supersonic range and can only be heard by Pat Hatt.

Cats are most definitely the preferred pet in North America and in fact the entire Continent of the Americas. Americans like them because they are individuals. Canadians like them because when skinned, they make a lovely pair of gloves. And in Mexico people like them because taste good on a taco. The are much loved in Argentina as they are good mousers.

Unknown said...

I made some typos there Alex, sorry about that. Tell that stinking feline I'll swing by his place after I wake up later today :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Wow, Angela Orlowski-Peart's cover looks intriguing!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

1. depends on what is chasing it.
2. they can drink anything. Whether it agrees with them is another thing.
3. yergch!
4. the purr, the meow, the where-is-my-food roar, the youch-you stepped-on-my-tail-again, the I-don't-like-boxes-or-vets howl.
5. the cat. Of course. They do rule the world, after all.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Love the poem! And CassaThunder...looks like it could be a cool book. :)

I don't know any cat trivia...although I should. I would be interested to see if they could drink seawater...

Creepy Query Girl said...

Ha! Well, I'm going to avoid the Testical Festival but I might have a free ticket in my purse to the Crying Baby one:)

Cindy said...

Great Poem! My guess at the last question is that dogs are more popular.

Sean McLachlan said...

Love the Wormhole bloghop idea. I just signed up!

Brinda said...

Pat has mad rhyming skilz.

Love the Cassa Thunder cover. ;)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to everyone on their covers!

Being able to write rhyme is such a talent. Wish I had it.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Alex you know you've made id when you've been parodied :) that's what I thought about last week when I saw Pat's post.

Gossip_Grl said...

Very funny poem, but I agree on the last part, no Fear Factor for me! I'm not real sure the answers on the cat trivia but the last question asks which is more popular, cat or dog? I am assuming cats. I just read something that said that the most successful blogs in 2013 were those filled with cat pictures.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I signed up for Wormfest--I just hope I remember it in March!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love Pat's poem!
Excited for Stephen's 3rd book! :)

Rusty Carl said...

I'm tempted for the wormfest, that sounds hilarious. I think that proves that there are official weeks for just about everything now.

And I don't know Pat, the rhymes are hilarious.

Donna K. Weaver said...

That Pat cracks me up. He's a nonstop rhyme.

Yes, technology can be scary, but there's so much that looks exciting, like that heart that they can see with a person's own stem cells and grow a replacement heart that the host body won't reject.

Brian Miller said...


wormhole week...awesome...hahaha on the cat, cant believe he's go festivaling like this with the OCD at his mat...testicle festival....oh my.....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeremy, do you sleep? Glad you got to enjoy some free HBO.

LG, glad you are with us!

Rhonda, I'll give you two and a half right on the trivia.

Anne, that was hilarious! Didn't know cats were into Tequila.

Lynda, if it doesn't agree with them, that's when we get the hairballs.

Sean, glad you're on board!

Keith, I guess I've made it then.

Gossip Girl, I read that as well about cat pictures.

Sandra, we won't let you forget.

Truedessa said...

Had to come over and take a look
at the ninja wannabe's nook
I think Pat had a rhyming fest
and that cat is full of zest
Nice to see his book on display
as the captain sails the bay
perhaps you need a music fest
playing guitar on your quest

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I had a cat growing up whose back legs grew but his front legs didn't so he ran like a rabbit. Needless to say, he was an inside cat. :)

Looking forward to those cat trivia answers….

Manzanita said...

Great Post (like R) to Alex and Pat
Today rhyming festivals at your mat
Rocky Mountain festivals I've been many times
You can go and eat testicles no need for rhymes
For kicks I might try the fun monkey buffet
Get wild, dance flamenco and shout my ole
The tomato fight festival I never miss
You pelt with tomatoes it's purely Heinz bliss
Thank you host Ninja and rhymes from the cat
A home run by stars as you come up to bat

Stephen Tremp said...

Pat could play Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party as a theme song.

Looking forward to 2014 Wormfest!

Maybe you could do a cover art for Sharnado vs. Sharktopus.

Jack said...

I love reading Cat and Pat's comments on other blogs, but I always keep forgetting to follow him. Now I have to fix that before I forget again.

That cover and title is so cool, even if it isn't real. You should do a CassaThunder just to use the title.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I'm thinking monkeys in my tummy does not sound all that yummy! lol

Loved it, Pat!

Frankie Miller said...

Pat's rhyme was so full of "fun things to do". It not only made me laugh, it reminded me of the time I had a really weird neighbour who bought his coffin and kept it by his front window for all to see as they passed by! Not many people visited the street!
Wormfest also sounds like fun.

Anonymous said...

Testicle Event and Wormhole Fest in the same post? ;-) Only here. I love it!

Vanessa Morgan said...

I participated in the Wormfest last year and really loved the concept. Will be participating again. Have a lovely Monday.

Jay Noel said...

I'm horrible at rhyming, or maybe it's my timing! Okay, that was bad.

That CassaThunder cover is pretty cool, though.

Wormfest sounds like fun!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I bet the Headless Chicken Days are messy.

I don't know the technical term for a hairball, but we clean those up on a regular basis around here.

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for the round-up, Alex. A monkey buffet? Hmmm... Congrats to everybody with new releases and thanks a mil for posting my cover.

Karen Lange said...

I am sorry to say that I do not know much about cats, even though I had one once upon a time. Thanks for keeping us up to date on all the happenings and releases!

Bish Denham said...

I think I might do well in the National Hollerin' Contest. My mother didn't call me one of God's screatures for nothing. :)

Thanks, Alex, for giving Anansi a shout out! So excited.

Lynda Dietz said...

I love the Wormfest picture! Looks fascinating.

Shell Flower said...

Alex and the cat at the same mat, how about that! I can't answer any of those cat questions, but the last one better be cat :) And the wormhole-fest was fun last year, so I might do it again. Some really cool new releases, too.

Charles Gramlich said...

A tomato war. An interesting kind of food fight.

Libby said...

Wormhole week sounds really cool, but is going to take some thinking. I think I'm up for it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Truedessa, I do need to post some music some day.

Madeline, that's funny!

Manzanita, you stole R's line!

Stephen, I'm sure that will be a SyFy movie soon...

Jack, CassaNova has also been suggested...

Fanny, that is just odd.

Liz, I try to be original.

Jay, better at it than I am.

Joy, you're welcome!

Bish, sorry I forgot last week.

Shell, it is indeed the cat.

Mina Burrows said...

Funky rhyme for sure.

Cassa Thunder isn't real? Say it isn't so. That was awesome! :)

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Nope not for a few weeks... and then throw in free movie channels. I am the night owl and my eyes are so puffy... bring on the coffee!

Yolanda Renée said...

Congratulations Pat, don't see you roaming too far from your zoo, so this is a special treat!

All wonderful news for so many talented folk, and Cassa Thunder? Why not!?

A Beer for the Shower said...

Good to see Pat over here! I laughed out loud at the mention of Frozen Dead Guy Days, because I know that all too well. That's about 30 minutes north of here, and every year, people go up there to party with a frozen dead guy. It raises money to keep him frozen for another year. What's not to love?

Pat Hatt said...

Answers from me at your sea:

Around 30, but my guy 40-50, thanks to his wild breed
Over 100 easy

Look at you rhyming too haha was fun to do indeed, and see, now thanks to the fake cover book #4 is a go lol

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wormfest sounds like part of the cat trivia! Sorry, had to do it.

Holy rhymes, Ninja! Sounds pretty good.

1. Housecats can run very fast if they want to. Especially in the middle of the night all over the bed.
2. False.
3. *hhhuuutttt*
4. 15
5. Cat

I'm trying to use my many years of vast knowledge of being owned by cats to answer these. :)

Great job on the new titles!


Slamdunk said...

National Hollerin Day? How could I miss that. And I admit to have attended a Moonpie Festival…

Slamdunk said...

I meant the National Hollerin Contest with that last comment...

Chris Desson said...

Nice rhyme Pat, but I don't think I'll join you and your crazy cat. Those festivals sound rather whack. Not to mention, my cat is lazier than a potato sack.

Ha! Now you know why I didn't pursue a career in poetry or Rapping.

Julie Flanders said...

Pat and his cat rock. The only trivia question I think I know is #5 - cats are more popular.

I have to go check out Michael's hop, I totally forgot that was coming up!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mina, sorry!

Yolanda, better than CassaNova!

Brandon and Bryan, depending on who he is, that could be a good thing he's frozen.

Pat, you do know your cats! And that was the best rhyme I could create.

Heather, your answer to number three is hilarious!

Christine, you did better than I.

Jen said...

Hehe, Wormfest! I just may have to join in for the simple fact you have Einstein on a snowboard.

Congrats to all the new books out there! And Pat, thanks for that ;) Fun rhymes for such...interesting festivals. I think I'll keep clear of them all...especially Mike the Headless Chicken days. That's just wrong!


Jo said...

I like cats, hubby doesn't although they like him.

Looking forward to Escalation but don't think I will join the fest.

Unknown said...

#1 Ninja speed
#2 They can drink it, heck I can drink it
#3 Vomitus Hairyous
#4 According to Garfield not enough
#5 Cats!

The Happy Whisk said...

Not a cat person, don't know any of those answers. We're dog people here at The Manor. Hope you had a good weekend.

Leovi said...

Very funny Pat Hatt and his wonderful blog!

Kim Van Sickler said...

Wormfest! Too fun to pass up!!!!

Suze said...

My cat's a torty and they are well-known for their capacity to mimic. She makes a lot of interesting sounds!

Unknown said...

Checking out Micheal's hop and this was a fun rhyming post. :)

M.J. Fifield said...

Love the rhyme.

And I'm curious what the answers to the trivia questions are...I can think of sarcastic answers, but I'm guessing those aren't correct.

David P. King said...

Dude! That cover got me all excited! I'm so into this blogfest. :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm impressed by all the rhyming. What a lot of work that must be. And CassaThunder looks badass. Love it!

Maurice Mitchell said...

The one festival you will never see me at is the "Testicle Festival." LOL I'd sign up for the blogfest, but I dropped the ball on the last one. I'll look into signing up when we get closer Alex.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Like Mina, I really liked the fake cover -- you should find a way to do it!

Wormfest sounds interesting. Count me in! :-)

A Cuban In London said...

Thanks for inviting the cat whose rhyme I always enjoy/He is very clever and always brings me joy.

Greetings from London.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Julie, you are correct!

Jen, the badge was all Stephen's idea.

David, I like your answers! Bonus points for saying Ninja speed.

MJ, no, but they are funny!

Maurice, hope you can join us.

Roland, I'll get right on that...

Cuban, thanks for visiting!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I don't know whether cats or dogs are a more popular pet, but dogs should be. ;)

Lydia Kang said...

That last verse almost made me lose it and run away! LOL!

Snowcatcher said...

What a hoot; whoever knew
So many crazy events outside my zoo?
Two featured here are in my backyard
And that's why I'm keeping guard!

Jennie Bennett said...

What an awesome poem! That was fantastic :) As far as the trivia goes... I guess I don't much about cats :D

Morgan said...

CassaTHunder! LOLOL! I love it! :) Pat is so cool.

mooderino said...

CassaThunder looks totally real. Maybe one day it will be...

Moody Writing

Suzanne Furness said...

Cat trivia now I share my home with a feline so will give it a go.

* My cat can run VERY fast especially when being chased by the black and white cat who lives down the road.
* She prefers to drink out of puddles.
* She makes a particular noise when we open the door to let her in - amazingly it sounds like "thank you."

Lots of lovely new books out there, congrats to everyone!

Cherie Reich said...

Pat is a rhyming genius.

Lots of great news and cover reveals out there. :)

Fundy Blue said...

How fun to visit your blog, Alex. Of course rhyming Pat sent me your way! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

No monkeys or fleas for me thanks ;)

Awesome rhyme per usual, Pat.

And I'm very curious about the cat trivia. How have these questions never occurred to me before? lol

SC Author said...

Dog has to be more popular. I mean, it's the American Pet! But for some reason I think I'm wrong...*off to Google*

Patricia Stoltey said...

The festival poem is so much fun. I think that Frozen Dead Guy thing happens here in Colorado.

Anonymous said...

Wormfest sounds interesting. CONGRATS to everyone with book releases and cover reveals!

Cassie Mae said...

Ah, thank you for the morning giggle. I probably shouldn't have read the poem out loud though with my 6 year old in hearing distance. He keeps saying testicles now, lol

Empty Nest Insider said...

Loved all of Pat Hatt's festivals! His IWSG post was also classic! Congrats to Bish, and all the authors!


Johanna Garth said...

Crying baby fest...I'm pretty sure that's one I'd skip. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Patt and his rhymes are as reliable and delightful as Gary's puns.
Love them.
Hair-balls - 'clean-up required on Aisle Three. And Four.'

Kittie Howard said...

They say dogs rule
But the cat's no fool
And let's a dog run
While cat's curled away from the sun
Into a worm hole the dog will fall
Making cat ruler of all.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

The CassaThunder was very clever. I do follow Pat and he makes me laugh every day.
I'm in for Wormfest.

Robin said...

That is a lot of rhyme. I admire it, even I can't do it.

I don't know on the Cat Questions. I'm a dog person.

mshatch said...

I should know all the cat trivia but I'm ashamed to say I don't - despite working at an animal clinic for 15 years!

1. considering a cheetah can run up to what, 85mph for short distances? I'm going to guess 20mph or thereabouts.

2. cat's cannot drink seawater.

3. See, I should know this but even the veterinarians call them hairballs!

4. purr, meow, growl, hiss plus the purrmeow and the odd sound they make when watching birds from the window so...6!

5. I know it used to be the cat but I don't know if it still is.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Moody, we'll see...

Suzanne, you should record her saying that.

Fundy, thanks for stopping by!

Emilyann, until I Googled 'cat facts,' they'd never occurred to me!

SC, unfortunately you are wrong about that.

Cassie, that's hilarious!

Elephant's Child, big cleanup!

Susan, thanks for joining us!

Andrew Leon said...

From experience, the house cat cannot run fast enough.

Bossy Betty said...

SO many exciting and strangely weird things going on! Love it!

Cate Masters said...

Aw, thanks for the shoutout, Alex!

Another cat trivia question - how many times in one day can your cat try to trip you? ;)

Carol Kilgore said...

Pat, I loved your poem!
Congrats to all with new books!
And last but not least - Hi, Alex!

Mel Kinnel (@TizMellyMel) said...

Well, I'm stumped on the cat trivia so I guess I will have to wait till Wednesday to find out the answers. See you then!

Melissa said...

'Or maybe just fleas.' hahaha

1 – How fast can a housecat run?
Faster than its owner.
2 – True or false – cats can drink seawater.
Yes, but they won't.
3 – What’s the technical term for a hairball?
aka No!-Don't-eat-that! (yelled in parental horror at the baby)
4 – How many different sounds do cats make?
Who can stand to listen long enough to count?
5 – Which pet is more popular in North America – the dog or the cat?
Depends on who you ask... the dog or the cat. :P

Congrats to all with news and new releases! :)

Mark Koopmans said...

I can only bow down to Pat's prose... I don't know how he does it, but God bless 'm :)

Susan Kane said...

Oh, that Pat Hatt! Clever clever boy/man/cat.

farawayeyes said...

Pat loves his cat
And that is that
The guy sure can rhyme
He does it all of the time.

OK that was pretty bad.

Some great books and covers there and also a few great blogfests.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Marcy, good guesses though!

Cate, you're welcome! And I bet that's a really high number.

Melissa - hilarious answers!!!

Helena said...

I so don't want to know about the Testicle Festival.

I have a cat yet all I could answer was that dogs are more popular than cats, but even then I wouldn't swear to it.

J E Oneil said...

I'm a terrible cat owner. I can't answer a single one of those questions.

Angela Brown said...

That was one heckuva hilarious rhyme lol!

Been seeing Joy around the blogosphere sharing about Anya and that very nice cover. YAY Joy!!

And I think Bish's cover is just too cute. YAY Bish!

Toi Thomas said...

Wow, now that's some rhyming.

Too bad Cassa Thunder isn't real.

Not much of a cat person- allergies ya know.

Wormfest sounds interesting; I'm in.

klahanie said...

Pat in the Hatt
His rhyming cat
Talks about this
Talks about that
Give Pat a pat
How about that
Dr. Seuss
Meets Mother Goose
I follow Pat
Just like a rat
Although I'm a dog
Who leaves you agog.

Thanks for the other links
Well done ninja dude
This be a funny mood.

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Cant' wait to read the answers to those trivia questions. Funny rhymes!

Saumya said...

Oh my gosh, what are those answers?! And I like to think of myself as a cat lover...tsk tsk. That poem is incredible, Alex!! You're talented in so many ways!

Christine Rains said...

Pat and his cat are hilarious! What a fun way to start the week. Congrats to everyone releasing a book too. So many good ones!

Nicole said...

Congrats to all the new and featured authors!!

Kimberly said...

Holy cow, what a poem - so clever in it's entirety.

Lots of great books and covers!

Anonymous said...

Loved the Wormhold Blog Fest last year, so I'm in again! Might have to check out that coffee hop, too! Loved the rhyme and all the book covers :-)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The poem was a fun ride. Congrats to all the featured authors.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Toi, sorry it's not real.

Penny, you rhyme better than I!

Saumya, can't take credit - that was Pat's poem.

Jamie, glad you are on board!

DMS said...

I love rhymes, so this post was tons of fun for me! Nice job, Pat!

Love to see the new books that have been released. I have been so excited for Cate and Bish, as I have been following their blogs for years and think they are both excellent writers and people. :) I will have to check out the other new releases! Best of luck to all the authors.

Do cats make 100 sounds?

Thanks for sharing!

Leandra Wallace said...

So bowing down to Pat right now! Rhyming an entire blog post is pretty impressive. And I don't think there's anyone who wants to attend that last festival. =)

Carrie Butler said...

So many things going on. Whew! Guess I'm getting back into the blogosphere by jumping into the deep end. ;)

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Unknown said...

Lol. I should be heading out to a carnival soon. It sounds like fun.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Alex,

Great poem, Patt.... FUN Rhyme about a cat, it lurks, it pounces, and many eat too much and get fat!

Congrats to Bish, Cate, Angela, and J.L.!!!

And thanks for the shout out, Alex!!!

John Wiswell said...

Ha! That is not what I expected to read at the top of your post today.

Tammy Theriault said...

well, patt...bull testicle eating. hmmm...I think I just lost my appetite. even though he is the KING of poems!

Anonymous said...

Cool rhyme and I look forward to the answers since I'm a cat person.

Oooh, so many bloggers books.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jess, very good - yes, one hundred sounds.

Michael, you're welcome!

John, I am full of surprises.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I've had my first cat for 19 years and know little about them.Except I love her. I did learn a few things just now, that cats make dozens of sounds and can run up to 30 mph(which surprised me)Their tails go straight up in the air if they like you which explains a lot to me. Hairballs are gross, technically termed trichobezoar. Hah, bezoar reminds me of Harry Potter. Congrats to Mike and everyone else with their books. I'll have to check out Worm Fest.

Marta Szemik said...

Those are some awesome rhymes and congratulations to all on the new releases!

Nigel G Mitchell said...

My grandmother used to read me Anansi when I was a kid

Ellie Garratt said...

CassaThunder. What a tease! I'm in for National Wormhole Week.

Leovi said...

How it would be to bring back to life a great sages like Leonardo da Vinci?

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I will have to think on the worm hole thing and get back with you. Don't want to show my ignorance in the science department...could call on the genius boy crew I live with for answers...thinking out loud...can you tell?

Not sure if the trivia is fur real or not. Though, I am going with no to salt water.

TL said...

I've missed my favorite Ninja! Just dropping in to say hi. :)

Anonymous said...

1. Since I had one who seemed to be training for the fricking Olympics, I'm going to say 35mph.

2. I'm going to say yes...I don't know why.

3. Hairybilis Ballibilis...

4. I want to say at least 9: 1) the casual "Hey, pay attention to me Meow," 2) the "Nooo, I don't want to go in the carrier!!!" meow, 3) the "OMG, why are you bathing me?" meow, 4) the "I hate this other cat so much," meow, 5) the occasional bark, 6) the "yes, keep rubbing me, mmmm," purr, 7) the "I'm sleep, though," purr, 8) the I'm allergic to myself sneeze, and 9) the hacking of the Hairybilis Ballibilis.

5. I'm guessing cats. lol

Mark said...

Funny:) Hey, why isn't CassaThunder real yet? ;)

Anonymous said...

Well looked there, the comment box is actually letting me comment now! Whew! Great post! Wait, that's R's line…ah well, it fits for this write up :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathrina, you do know cats!

Nigel, that is really cool.

Elizabeth, don't worry - I still have no idea what I am posting!

Debra, you got a couple of those right.

Mark, because I'd have to plan it!

MJ, yes, that is R's line...

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Looking forward to answers to the cat questions.

Nice book covers.

Mary Montague Sikes

Kelly Polark said...

I love well written rhymes! But I am going to skip those fests mentioned! :)

5. I am hoping there are more dogs than cats, but I think the answer is cats. (both are cute, but I'm very much a dog person...)

T.F. Walsh said...

Some great new books to check out, along with blog hops... love your new mock cover..hehe

Unknown said...

LMAO Pat is always so hilarious. Those festivals.. there sure are a lot of strange ones out there.

Lots of great books to read and I have a coupe of great bloghops I see.

Michelle Wallace said...

I saw CassaThunder over at Pat's blog... I don't know how he comes up with a non-stop flow of rhyming wackiness....?
I'm really trying to think of something for the Wormfest but coming up blank at the moment...

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Does the Wormfest linky code not show up until a post is actually published?

Bossy Betty said...

I am sitting here with a very large cat on my lap right now! Thanks for the heads-up about the underlining. Fixed it!