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Catster contributing author JaneA is the webmaster and chief cat slave for Paws and Effect, an award-winning cat advice blog written by her cats, for cats and their people. She is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association, and has been a speaker at the BlogPaws and Cat Writers’ Association conferences. In addition to blogging about cats, JaneA writes contemporary urban fantasy, and whatever else strikes her fancy.
Full Name: JaneA Kelley, known to my cats as Mama. As for embarrassing second names, I guess I lucked out, because I don’t have any.
Age: Let’s just say I’m a Gen-Xer.
Location: Seattle, Washington
What I Do for Fun: Reading. Writing. Playing storytelling games and White Wolf role-play games. Video games that don’t involve blowing things up. Volunteering at animal shelters. Stage managing plays. Roller derby (spectator with a mad crush and a fantasy of getting a lap full of sweaty derby girl). Taking zillions of photos to get one or two good ones.
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Siouxsie Mew, Top Cat and Queen of All Western Cats, born in 1996; Thomas T. Bombadil, Most Puissant Rat Slayer, born in 2001; and Belladonna Moonshadow Kelley, Cutest Kitty In the World, born in 2012.
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Cats with amazing stories and people who do heroic and compassionate things for cats. Cat science. Weird cat facts. Did I mention I like to write about cats?
My Pet Peeve Is: People who think I don’t know how to spell my own name.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Dubstep, “reality” TV, and snarking about cat-hating idiots.
How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: I could clean 24/7 and still not get rid of it all, so I feel the best choice is to accept it … and keep a lint roller in the drawer for those rare days when I need to look spiffy.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Well, I’m already doing it -- I love being able to write and talk about cats -- but when I grow up I’d like to be able to make a good living at it. I’d also like to open a sanctuary and rescue for special-needs cats.
5 Hours Ago — It happened to me with my Belladonna just the other day, and it took me completely by surprise.
3 Days Ago — Why are sneezes and sniffles so hard to treat in cats, where do they come from, and what can you do to care for a cat with a “kitty cold"?
Oct 22, 2014 — A former veterinarian writing in the Montreal Gazette says living with pets is exploiting and harming them. I say that's crap.
Oct 21, 2014 — This affectionate, chatty, outgoing cat with Asian roots has its DNA in many of our favorite breeds.
Oct 15, 2014 — I don't think they should, and I can't believe we’re asking this question without even a trace of irony.
Oct 14, 2014 — The breed’s origins are shrouded in mystery and controversy, but this “Velcro cat” has worked her way into the hearts and laps of millions.
Oct 10, 2014 — I would, if incompetence or gross negligence was not a factor, and I did, after my dear Kissy died.
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