How do I win the battle of the keyboard? Advice from cat-owning writers needed


Murphy is my new flatmate and we get on very well but one for thing…he thinks the keyboard is his natural home.

Murphy keyboard 1
It is a place to stretch and show  off his fine physique, his elastic body reaching all the way from caps lock on the left hand side to PagUp on the right. It is a perch where he can sit tall and proud watching the sea gulls squabbling in the street outside and the computer’s  screen is a toy that responds to every paw movement and swoosh of his majestic tail. More often, however, it is a simple refuge, a place where he can rest his weary head.

Murphy keyboard 3

But only when I am attempting to write…If I am absent from the computer so is Murphy. He has no interest in it unless I’m staring intently at the screen with my hands extended over the keyboard. Once that happens…

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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

4 comments on “How do I win the battle of the keyboard? Advice from cat-owning writers needed

  1. It’s funny how cats can’t seem to resist a keyboard. I have to vacuum mine! 🙂

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  2. My kitties are no different. they want my attention – only when THEY want it, and they aren’t shy about sticking their little noses in the way when I’m trying to write. Such inquisitive, demanding little darlings! I love them so.


  3. All of my cats vied for use of the keyboard! I never could refuse them 🙂 ❤


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