CKsummerHeader1000We were invited to participate in the “My Writing Process Tour” by our friend the lovely Cathy Keisha and Mom TW from Stunning Keisha. C.K. is a self-proclaimed ghetto kitty who once lived on the street. She’s been blogging since 2009 and says that her blog is all about entertainment. If you don’t know her, you are missing out on lots of fun and laughs. C.K. claims that what sets her apart from other blogging cats is her catitude. She adds, “I’m not afraid to tell it like it is. My fans and followers trust me to tell them what makes me purr and what makes me hiss.”

After accepting C.K.’s invitation, we also were invited by Kitty Cat Chronicles and another bloggy friend. But as with Astrid and Lisbeth’s birthday, I have forgotten who that was. If you are that someone and visit us today, please leave a comment so I can acknowledge you as well.

As with all of these things, there are some rules to be followed and questions to be answered. I may be forgetful, but I am a rule follower. The first RULE requires me to link back to the writer who tagged me for this tour. Click on the graphic above and you will be immediately whisked away to C.K.’s blog.

RULE  number two requires me to answer three questions, so here goes!

1)  What am I working on?

We are sponsoring a kitty from PAWS named Swizzle. You can see her in our sidebar. We are hoping to find her a new home by featuring her periodically on the blog and will continue to sponsor her until this happens. You can see her again in our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop next weekend. And speaking of that: This was something I had been working on getting started and it debuted this past Sunday. You can click on the badge at the left to be teleported there. It is my fervent hope that this will grow as more readers find out about it.

I have an idea fermenting right now for a book featuring Mauricio. I don’t want to say much more about it until I am further along.

Finally, I am working on becoming more organized so I don’t forget to post about important things like my kitties birthdays or events such as “Blog the Change for Animals.” The kitties’ dad gave me a 2015 calendar this morning, and I am going to start putting dates in it right now.

2)  Why do I write what I do?

The slogan for The Cat on My Head is:  This is a website dedicated to the mostly comical antics of the eight felines currently residing in the household and their nine predecessors.

When I began the blog my intent was to write about this and nothing else. I believe this remains the current focus, but I have expanded into writing book, product (and an upcoming art) reviews.

I now feature posts about Cat Scouts on a somewhat regular basis as that has become a huge part of Mauricio’s day-to-day life. 

When I started out, I featured an old, previously published, cat-centric poem of mine in the sidebar. Since then I have featured a variety of poems, stories and songs written by either Mauricio (with my help) or myself. This will always be a part of the blog no matter what direction it might take in the future.

3)  How does my writing process work?

When I began, the blog was all about the narrative. When I completed the writing, I would search my archive of photos for ones appropriate for that specific post. Over time, I have started writing more to fit the photos of the kitties, but for me it is still about the “story.”

I am terrible about writing ahead as I am deadline driven and must have that threat to motivate me. Most posts (like this one) are written the day before they are published. In the beginning, when I published only about three times per week on average, I usually wrote and published on the same day. I always have ideas for upcoming posts floating around in my head where most are preliminarily composed while I am doing something else such as swimming, biking or trying to fall asleep. Occasionally I will write a draft to be completed at a later time. Sometimes I will get back to it, and other times it is abandoned.

I am obsessed with good grammar and spelling. As I once made my living writing, these are skills I have honed and try to adhere to at all times. Not being perfect (damn it!), I do publish posts with mistakes and will always correct and update when I find them. I also have the kitties’ dad, if available, read posts before publishing to help catch any errors I may have missed. 

RULE number three requires me to pass this on to three other writers.

So many of you have already done this or may have it on your agenda, so I hope I am including three of you who are not in either of these categories and are willing to do it.

Cats herd

Pierre, Ashton & Newton


Sisfur Nylablue








I am challenging: Mom Julie and Ashton, Newton and Pierre, Sometime’s Cats Herd You, Mum Sherri-Ellen and sisfur Nylablue, Nylablue & Sherri-Ellen’s Purrfect Pad, and Mom Linda and Savvy and Sage, Savannah’s Paw Tracks. Click on any badge to visit these blogs.