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I have never published a photo of a cat on my blog before. This is because I believe it is a cheap way to gain visitors to your blog. I have vowed never to stoop so low.
However, I recently stopped in at Borderlands Books to say hi to Jude and sign stock. A visit to Borderlands also means hanging out with Ripley the store cat. Ripley is the weirdest looking cat I have ever seen. She’s a Sphynx, who are hairless space aliens. Ripley was recovering from surgery and attired in an old t-shirt to protect her stitches. This made her somewhat grumpy. As it would.
Fortunately there is now a second Borderlands cat, Ash, who deigned to gift us with her presence:
She’s only pretending to not be interested in How To Ditch Your Fairy. She actually LOVED it. She has a people fairy. They will do whatever she wants them to.
She can also fly. This photo was taken just before take-off:
And here she is investigating the strange new person:
Fortunately she decided not to have me killed. Phew, eh?
Posted by Justine at 16:59, 20 September 2008 under Cons & Other Gatherings, How To Ditch Your Fairy, New York City/USA | 11 Comments »
When I saw the pictures “what the hell is that?” instantly came out! I thought it was ET. But Ripley is a very cute cat.
The copies of How To Ditch Your Fairy look soooooo cool!
September 20th, 2008 at 5:07 PM
2. Justine Says:
Mahek: That’s not Ripley, that’s Ash. She is very cute indeed.
September 20th, 2008 at 5:15 PM
I like that you can see her stripes even though she doesn’t have fur.
September 20th, 2008 at 5:44 PM
Julia Rios Says:
In that last picture, it appears that she is about to feast upon your eye. Back away, Justine! Back away!
September 20th, 2008 at 6:43 PM
Christopher Barzak Says:
I got your book yesterday, and it is beautiful. I LOVE the cover. You must be so proud!
I also liked the cat pictures.
September 20th, 2008 at 7:42 PM
not only are there copies of htdyf but there is a bogus to bubbly GIVE IT TO ME
September 20th, 2008 at 8:00 PM
7. Justine Says:
Julia Rios: Clearly, she needs my eye more than I do.
Chris: Isn’t it gorgeous? I love that Charlie got her face back.
Haddy-la: That’s Scott’s copy that he brought to show the Borderlands people. It will be out soon. Patience!
September 20th, 2008 at 8:08 PM
I just finished HTDYF today and loved it! Also, hairless cats? Maybe I wouldn’t die a horrible death/ be allergic to that one..
September 20th, 2008 at 11:41 PM
i know this kitty!
a friend and i were leaning against the big borderlands window waiting for someone,
when the cat came out of nowhere,
and my friend screamed!
He’s a 20 year old dude, btw.
September 21st, 2008 at 2:29 AM
omg i see the bogus to bubbly!
September 21st, 2008 at 2:30 AM
Oh, I didn’t realise there were two cats. Since when did cats have stripes?
September 21st, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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