Margaret Daly, and “Fun with Cats!”

By guest blogger Margaret Daley

We have three cats in our home that found us over the years. Each one is unique and different from the others.  My male, Ringo, rules the house and tries to keep the two females in line. He doesn’t always succeed. Peppers is my neurotic cat but is so loving. Her favorite place is to wrap herself around my neck, which can make it difficult to write at the computer. My third cat is the one that has made me laugh more than any animal I’ve had. She is so curious and gets herself into trouble. Once she snooped inside a plastic bag and got it caught around her. She ran through the house scared as though something was chasing her. I still laugh when I think back to that. She is also the one that growls when she hears someone coming to the house. She thinks she is a dog. I often know when someone is coming before they ring the doorbell because she growls–then goes and hides.

One picture is Peppers being Catzilla through my Christmas village. The other picture is Ringo in his usual position.

What are some funny things your pet does?

Saving Hope by Margaret Daley is out this month from Abingdon Press. It is the first in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series.

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.


Thanks so much for visiting the All Creatures Great and Small blog, Margaret! What a stunning cover for your new book.  I can’t wait to read it!  Let us know where it is available, so we can find a copy!

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5 Responses to Margaret Daly, and “Fun with Cats!”

  1. Krysti says:

    Waving hi, Roxanne and Margaret! I love your cat photos! Cats can be so funny, can’t they? We have two. Shelah-the-holy-terror and Bootsie, who’s getting to be quite elderly, but is experiencing a second childhood thanks to Shelah’s efforts to make him young again. She goes on the attack, and if he doesn’t stand up to her, she runs right over him and rolls him over and over. Aside from defending his dignity, Bootsie’s second childhood consists of him forgetting his earlier training regarding staying off the kitchen table. (Bad kitty!)

    Shelah loves my floor-length white cotton curtains! She attacks them and plays hide and seek in them, and TALKS to them…It’s a hoot! Bootsie is my little love-bug. He comes and curls up on my footrest (draped over my ankles) most days, and also comes and cuddles with me, sometimes on my lap.

    Yesterday, I found him sleeping on the bed, and the covers mussed. I went to straighten them out, and discovered that Shelah had burrowed under the comforter and was napping in the sheets! She was NOT happy with me for messing with her little nest! Silly cat.

    Just about anytime I leave them down here alone, when I return, they’ll be sitting at the french doors waiting for me. Anytime they think it will bring me back faster, one or the other will engage in the most heartrending performance of “Sad, SAD Lonely Kitty; Mama Please Come HOME!” that you’ve ever heard! (They take turns at this, and it keeps us all in stitches, though I try not to encourage it). Mostly when I’m here, though, they both ignore me.

  2. Krysti, I love your stories about your cats. They are so fun and funny. Each one is different with bad and good traits–at least mine.

  3. Jennifer Tipton says:

    Hi Margaret! Love the pictures you have of your cats! Very funny! I like your stories too, Krysti. I’ve always grew up with cats around. Right now I have two female cats; one orange cat named Punkin and one gray cat named Sprinkles. Punkin is whom I call wacky cat because she’ll get to running around in the kitchen, is always in the bathroom playing in the sink whenever you’re trying to get ready in the morning and likes to sleep in her cat carrier. Sprinkles is our odd kitty; she sleeps on our direct tv box all the time, kitty treats are her life and she squeaks instead of meows. I love them dearly. Jenny

  4. Jane Squires says:

    Love it – your white cat is as big as my Bathsheba which is like your cat Pepper that is sitting in Christmas Village. My cat Precious who is all gray sits in my Christmas village. Sugar is my curious cat and we actually went through the paper bag thing with her just like you did.
    I love your books. May God continue to annoint you and use you in your writing. Please enter me.

  5. I love hearing from all these cat lovers.