George & Spooks reader Debra submitted the following guest post. So sweet, and yay for tuxedo cats!


Spookie-bear was our “gentle giant,” a muscular Tuxedo cat who absolutely adored George. Every evening, as George would prepare to work at his Mac, Spookie-bear would wait by George’s chair as he set up his workstation; then with a polite “Mrrrp?” he’d wait for George’s invitation, “Hey Buddy, want to come up?” Spookie would leap up to George’s lap, then sit quietly for hours, gazing into the Mac while George worked on illustrations; George’s right hand manipulating the light pen, his left hand gently wrapped around Spookie’s chest. It was my favorite view, to stand quietly at the studio door and gaze lovingly at my two favorite guys.

Metal Cats

metalcatsStop whatever you’re doing right now and buy Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett. OK, read this first and then buy it. The book features original photos of men who are musicians who play heavy metal (including members of the bands Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, and Napalm Death) and love cats. Men and Cats was lucky enough to talk to Alexandra about her book.

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Cat Cafe in NYC

catucinnoHave you heard about the Purina Pop-up Cat Cafe in NYC? (My first thought was actually “How is this allowed by the health department?” Apparently because they are giving away the drinks for free and the food is from off the premises). The line is already around the block, so I won’t be visiting (it’s only around for a few days, and if I want to drink coffee and pet a cat, I can head home!) You can actually watch a live-stream from the cafe, though. These cat-uccinos look cute!