there was a cat who started to write a blog. She began putting her paw prints on the page on the 10th December 2008. The paw prints were not very clear and they may have faded a little.
Being a cat she had very little idea about blogs and blogging and, more importantly still, blog "eti-cat". She prowled rather cautiously into the blogosphere and, for a long time, wondered whether there was any point in visiting it. There did not seem to be any other cats there at all and there were no humans either.
Some humans appeared on the 29th March 2009. This rather startled the cat - who was almost convinced by then that humans did not appear in this virtual world. Indeed, the humans disappeared again for a while but then they started appearing again. They would drop by for a moment and then go again.
The cat was never sure what to make of this. She tried to purr at them and respond nicely when stroked. It made her feel rather irritated with her human friend Vanessa. She blamed Vanessa for giving her the idea that she needed a blog blanket in the first place. Vanessa still remains curiously silent on the subject. Some of Vanessa's friends have prowled in. Occasionally they offer the cat a stroke or rub her fur the wrong way just to remind her about the general importance of humans. They all seem to know a great deal more about the real world and the virtual world than the cat does.
Other humans have appeared too. Where they came from and how they got there remains an absolute mystery to the cat. Sometimes the cat wonders whether they are really there at all but just when it seems unlikely one of them will pounce on her.
In that time the cat's paws have been busy. She has had to earn her tuna, her biscuits and milk.
The cat has also written a book in that time and the draft of another. Her whiskers are twitching with ideas for still other books. Whether a human will be willing to take a cat onto the books for possible publication remains to be seen. Cats are purr-sistent creatures. It may happen.
In the meantime the cat has a severe case of paw itch, a need to keep putting paw prints on the page. Purrlease - if you are reading this - pounce on her occasionally and let her know you are there.