Monday, December 19, 2011

Cat Treat Monday: Cathleen Ross and Chicken


We have a fantastic cat treat this holiday week. Mum and I are pleased to introduce author, Cathleen Ross and her unusual pet. Without further ado, here's Cathleen.

I adore animals and have had plenty. This is my pet chicken named CHICKEN. I've had her since she was a pullet and she's getting used to being patted by me. I found her in a pet shop in the country with lots of other pullets. The other pullets ignored me when I squatted to look at them but she begged me to buy her by jumping up and down and looking me in the eye, so I bought her. She's very spoiled and jealous in nature. If I walk my dog she tries to attack her by flying onto the dog's head and pecking out her eyes. She gave up laying over a year ago and now just rules the front garden. She sits outside my bedroom window and wakes me up with her constant calls for food and as you can see she is getting very fat as i buy her fresh corn on the cob. I think she gets lonely sometimes as she sits by the front door and watches me write. Once I left the front door open and found her sitting at my desk waiting for me.
What a darling Chicken! I never knew they could have such personality. Thank you so much Cathleen for sharing your story.
Cathleen 's recent release is called Highlander. 


About the book: Highlander is the second of the Forbidden Fantasy stories by best-selling erotic writer, Cathleen Ross. It is a 10,000 word erotic romance set in Scotland. When Sir James Bruce conquers enemy territory, his reward is the hand of beautiful virgin, Lady Isobel McLaird. Although Isobel has no intention of marrying Sir James, he intends to change her mind by taming her to his touch. Only James has the power to save her imprisoned brother and the stubborn tenacity to win her heart. 

Mum's review: I'm a sucker for stories of gorgeous Scots in kilts, so I found Highlander a greatly enjoyable read. Highlander has a dash of the period  politics of Braveheart and a sassy heroine reminiscent of the Taming of the Shrew. Add in the flair of a contemporary voice along with a HOT romance and you have entertaining fun.



You can follow Cathleen on Twitter @CathleenRoss . You can also sample Cathleen's work on Wattpad http://www.wattpad.com/user/CathleenRoss


15 comments:

Norah Wilson said...

She's gorgeous, Cathleen! What an interesting pet. :)

Mariodacat said...

Mario's mom here - I've come to learn that all animals have personalities once you get to know them. That happened after our daughter got her gerbils - those little guys are so cute and full of personality. I have no doubt that a chicken does too if you only spend enough time with them. She's a beauty too.

K.E. Saxon said...

What a lovely bird! I've been told several times by people who farm that chickens make great pets--that they can actually be quite lovey-dovey, similar to cockatoos (who love to snuggle :-D). I have a very old-lady cockatiel that does NOT like to snuggle. However, she loves attention and has her own personality, just as Mario's mom said. Thanks so much for sharing your story. That's the cutest thing that she gets jealous of your dog and starts pecking his head, LOL! I saw a documentary on chickens a year or two ago and there was one owner that was featured that had one of those French (famous breed of chicken, the name escapes me) chickens (the chicken has fluffy feathers). The lady put diapers on it! I am not joking. She swam with it in the pool each morning, gave it a bath, then had concocted these weird diapers for it so it could live in her house. I loved it!

Cathleen Ross said...

Thanks Norah, Mariodocat and K.E for stopping by. I agree that animals have distinct personalities and emotions like we do. Chicken copes if I don't pat the dog or make a fuss of her. At the moment she's occupied bossing around some rabbits I'm minding for friends. They are not allowed to eat unless she eats first.
The only animal she respects is the cat who was here before her.

Keziah Hill said...

You are such an animal lover Cathleen. I love hearing about all your pets.

Cathleen Ross said...

It's an obsession!
My daughter is the same so my husband has no chance.

Fiona Lowe said...

Cathleen, Ithink you are the first person i know who has a chicken who acts like a pet. I love that she waits for you in your office. All the best with your latest release!

CC Coburn said...

Who said chickens have bird brains???! Sounds like Chicken has you wrapped around her little... claw. Does she peck the rabbits if they try to eat first? Love it that she was waiting for you in your chair! Keep up the animal loving Cathleen, the world needs more eccentrics like you.
hugs
CCxx

Elysa said...

Chicken brought back memories of when I was about 10 and lived in the city next to a fraternity house. One day a truck went by and a crate of young chickens fell off. The frat boys quickly snatched it up, probably thinking "Fried chicken for dinner." I hung over the fence cooing at the cute little birds, so the boys handed me one. Henrietta became my companion. She lived on the stone porch of our house until it turned out that Henrietta was actually Henry and he got mean. Then Mom and Dad sent him to live on a farm - or at least that's what they told me. :-) Thanks for sharing Chicken's story and bringing back fond memories. :-)

Cathleen Ross said...

Thanks for stopping by, Fiona, CC and Elysa. CC, I realise there is no help for me as I get more and more eccentric. A friend suggested I set up as a psychic at the local shops due to my consistent accurate predictions. I said that to my teenager. She's just coping with having a mother who is an erotic writer so she didn't want me to add psychic to my shingle!

Cathleen Ross said...

Hi Elysa
Sorry to hear Henrietta became Henry. Roosters can be savage. I've seen it. Fortunately Chicken only pecks the rabbits if they dare eat before her. Loved your story.

Kandy Shepherd said...

Hi Cathleen, what a lovely photo of your beautiful Chicken.
I swear that hen thinks she is a human. The term "rules the roost" definitely comes to mind when I think of her!

Cathleen Ross said...

Yes Kandy
Today I slept in only to find that Chicken had slept in too when I brought her a breakfast of buttered raison bun, apricot jam on toast, fresh corn carved off the cob and some lettuce.
I don't think she should ever go to a real chook yard.

Cecilia M. said...

Aw... she is beautiful!

Cathleen Ross said...

Beautiful and very spoilt Cecilia. You're stunning by the way. This morning's breakfast was crumbled Christmas cake, berries and grated carrot. Sometimes I have to remove her from the rabbit enclosure to ensure the rabbits get some food.