Furbaby Friday with Lyn Horner!


I am delighted to have Lyn Horner and her wonderful kitties on the blog. Lyn is sharing the stars of her memoir Six Cats in my Kitchen.

First, a big thank you to Beth for inviting me to her beautiful site. I have enjoyed reading about everyone’s furbabies and am happy to write about my own four-footed darlings. When I was a child, my parents always preferred dogs, but I was fascinated by cats even then. We finally got a kitten and I’ve been a cat person ever since.

The stars of my memoir, Six Cats In My Kitchen, are quite naturally six special kitties who played important roles in my family. And yes, they ALL lived under our roof at the same time, crowding around my feet each morning meowing for their breakfast. I loved them all, but one boy really stole my heart. His name was Tommy. So original, right?

Tommy, otherwise known as Trouble, was a long-legged orange tabby. He showed up in our yard about a week after we moved to a Houston suburb from the Chicago area. My two children were elementary school-age at the time. They started playing with the half-grown kitten and sneaking treats to him. Pretty soon I let them bring him into the house. He was a little terror, chasing our older cat, Shadow, around until she panted like a dog, but eventually he calmed down, becoming pals with her.

As our feline clan grew to include Coco, Pepper, Rumor and Tiger, Tommy grew to be their unflappable patriarch, welcoming each newcomer with regal dignity. He also became my best buddy, often joining me in my recliner to lie stretched out along my arm like a human baby. Not to be denied, Shadow usually hopped up to lie on my opposite leg. They made comfy lap warmers!

Tommy, Shadow and their friends have all crossed over the rainbow bridge. The loss of each was painful, but losing Tom hurt so much that I crawled into bed and cried off and on for an entire day. That was over sixteen years ago, and I still miss him. Hubby and I have two sweet kitties now. I love them both, but Tommy can never be replaced.

Book Description: As I say on the first page, very first line, this is not a “cute kitty” book. I started out to create just that, but my cast of characters swiftly dug in their claws, insisting I tell their true story. Consequently, this comedy/drama turned out to be a very personal memoir. Six special cats are still the headline-grabbing stars of the show, but their human companions (my family) fill pivotal supporting roles.

In this second edition, I enlarged the photos and added a little in the last chapter about newcomers to my feline brood, but the heart of the book remains the same. Subjects include grieving the loss of human and four-footed loved ones, moving cross-country with kids and pets, and living with a disabling genetic illness. I have tried to lighten the heavy stuff with smatterings of humor, but you still might want a tissue or two. Most of all, this is a love story about the deep, unbreakable bonds I have shared with my adopted feline children.

At Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Six-Cats-Kitchen-Lyn-Horner-ebook/dp/B01MXID3UQ

Author Bio:

Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas – “Where the West Begins” – 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. She loves crafting passionate love stories, both historical and contemporary. Lyn also enjoys reading, gardening, visiting with family and friends, and cuddling her furry, four-legged children.

The author’s Texas Devlins series blends authentic Old West settings, steamy romance and a glimmer of the supernatural. This series has earned multiple awards and nominations, including Crowned Heart reviews and a Rone Award nomination from InD’Tale Magazine.

Lyn is now hard at work on her paranormal-romantic suspense series, Romancing the Guardians. These books combine her trademark flashes of psychic phenomena with Irish folklore and a chilling apocalyptic theme. Along the way, readers are treated to thunderous action, terrifying suspense and sizzling romance.

Amazon Author Page: Lyn Horner’s award-winning.books

Website: Lyn Horner’s Corner  

Lyn’s books are on Kindle Unlimited: http://amzn.to/Y3aotC

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave Lyn a comment.

11 responses to “Furbaby Friday with Lyn Horner!

  1. What a beautiful tribute to all your furbabies, Lyn, especially Tommy. All the best.

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  2. Aww love all the cat photos you shared . Tommy sounds like an amazing fur baby. It’s amazing how much a part of the family they become and losing them just as hard as any other family member.

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  3. What beautiful cats, Lyn! Thank you for sharing your babies with us 🙂
    Yes, there’s always that special one, and when they’re gone, it breaks our hearts. What a lovely post and best wishes with your stories 🙂

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  4. Thank you, Mary and Leeann. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. Yes, Tommy was a treasure and definitely a big part of our family. The two fur babies we have now are adorable. I cannot imagine life without cats.

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  5. Hi, Patty. Thank you for stopping by to read about my fur babies.

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  6. Lyn, I have and have read your SIX CATS IN MY KITCHEN. I’m a fan of your Guardian series especially.
    Beth, although I always love your blog, I love reading Furbaby Friday posts. Of course, Lyn is a long-time friend, but I’ve “met” many new friends through your blog.

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  7. Caroline, great to see you here on Beth’s site. I’m happy to know you have read Six Cats and thrilled by your devotion to Romancing the Guardians. In case you have been waiting for Book 7, Tempting Adam, it will be released within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Then I’ll get going on to the grand finale in book 8.

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  8. Reblogged this on Lyn Horner's Corner and commented:
    Beth Trissel kindly invited me to post on her Furbaby Friday this past week. I thought y’all might like to see my special furbabies.

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