The poem I wrote about my foster cat Sweet Baby Ray has won a Certificate of Excellence for Poetry in the Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest this year! The poem, Sweet Ray, (read it here) was published in Katzenworld’s Purrsday Poetry on September 30, 2021. It will now go on to compete for the ultimate prize, the CWA Muse Medallion.
I fostered Sweet Baby Ray, a four-year-old silver tabby boy, for the Oregon Humane Society for a little over a month. I was the last of a string of foster parents who had nursed him through a lengthy recovery from horrific wounds inflicted by a farm machine. To make matters worse, there was something about Ray’s constitution that inhibited his ability to heal. But throughout his five months of intensive care, Ray won the reputation of being the sweetest boy around. When Ray was finally cleared for adoption, it took only one day for him to find his forever home.
Cat Writer Mollie Hunt is the award-winning author of two cozy series, the Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and the Tenth Life Mysteries. Her Cat Seasons Sci-Fantasy Tetralogy features extraordinary cats saving the world. Mollie also pens a bit of cat poetry.
Mollie is a longtime volunteer for the Oregon Humane Society where she socializes sad, fearful, and behavior-challenged cats. She also fosters sick and elderly cats in her home. In 2014, she had the privilege to work with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy on a particularly thought-provoking case.
Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, the Cat Writers’ Association, and Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA). She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats.
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