My Writing Buddies


The newest member of the team is the ‘domestic short hair but I suspect part Russian Blue’ is Ted. He is the first kitten I have ever had and has been around (at the time of writing this) exactly 2 years.

Though the youngest member, Ted has taken it upon himself to designate himself: Fateful Head Guard of the Writer.

He marches up and down my desk and perches himself on desktop file organiser and makes sure no one will disturb me when I am writing.

Personally, though he looks and sounds like a cat – I think I adopted a part dog. He likes his daily walks around the yard, playing in water and when he doesn’t get enough attention – well, than I pay. So in order to maintain a happy relationship – we have an agreement drawn up.


The fluffiest member of the team is Nellie, a seal-point and tortoiseshell Ragdoll, that adopted me, even though she was originally my mums kitten. I adopted her in 2014, after moving back to my hometown after studying in Melbourne for 5 years.

She is the elder of the team. Through in her youth, she has preferred the the classier type of life.

She doesn’t know much grammar with the only word she knows is meow. However, that doesn’t stop her from talking, non-stop, causing her to be nicknamed Whinger Ninja.

Personally, she is living the retired life, and though she still questions my decision to procure another pet, she retains the top cat position. There are frequent, almost daily, challenges for leadership – but every time, she prevails.