Hobbies for Writers

Writing and editing, although I love them, are jobs. A writer can’t write all the time, so she needs hobbies. Mine are crocheting and cats! In fact, before I was a published author, I was a world famous website person with the Meankitty Gallery. This was long before social media, back when cats and the internet first started combining forces to take over the world. 1999 or thereabouts.

Since then my Meankitty website–a treasure trove of pictures and stories from real people about their real and often horrible cats–has fallen by the wayside. Nobody visits anymore, nobody sends submissions anymore, and my energy gets directed to other things.

That being said, I STILL love Meankitty and think you will, too! I have worked with my web guru to set up a new design for it and I’m testing it at www.meankitty.net. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Jody W & Meankitty


  1. A new site template, aided by Le Beau Page. See if you can tell what my favorite thing about the new site is.
  2. A “prize” for new newsletter subscribers. PEENVENGERS coloring pages! If you are an old newsletter subscriber, to get the seekrit link to the coloring page download, you have to email me a compliment.
  3. a crochet peen in blue yarnA new peen! He’s cute and nautical. I call him Merpeen. He’s probably for sale if you fall head over heels in love with him but until you do, he’ll be going on adventures with the Peenvengers.
  4. I can’t think of anything else new right now. Why don’t you post a comment about something new with you?

Jody & Meankitty



Which Cat Embodies Master Fey?

On Meankitty’s website, we’ve been picking and choosing from all the archived kitties and the ones we’ve reposted to the new design to see which frolicsome feline looks and behaves the most like the most important character in One Thousand Kisses. Not the hero, not the heroine — the cat, of course!

Which one do you think is hitting the Master Fey buttons the best so far?


We’ll be posting tuxedo cats all month in honor of the book release.

Also, Meankitty is telling the TRUE story behind One Thousand Kisses at Mary Hughes’ blog today.

Jody W. and Meankitty
http://www.jodywallace.com/ * http://www.meankitty.com/

Search Terms

The updates to the revamped www.meankitty.com site are proceeding as planned, with several new/old posts a day and even some totally new faces and seekers of advice to spice things up. I just received what is probably the final search term list for the old-model site…not the items people used to find Meankitty using search engines but the items people searched for ON Meankitty.

Strange ones include:

catku (Of course the site does have catkus on it….)
max up credit card (really mean Meankitties just love to do that)
prepnant, followed soon thereafter by pregnant
ebay kittah
hutcherman (pretty sure there isn’t a cat named that on the site)
editor’s assistant (Meankitty is in publishing now?)
followed by: editor and apprentice
hareballs (probably something kitties cough up after eating a rabbit)
wet sock
i love dogs
sex (of course)
and some profane terms I don’t care to repeat but which I’m sure the searcher didn’t find on Meankitty.

The terms people use to find this blog or the webpage are never that interesting!

Meankitty & JW

Lend Us Your Eyes

Not like Hannibal Lecter wants your eyes. That’s gross. We have FINALLY upgraded Meankitty from the recalcitrant software package we were using to a handier to update WordPress framework. You can now leave comments on most posts, Tweet funny pages, get the RSS feed and so on and so forth, plus more as we continue to modify the template. We would love to get some feedback!


We are going to keep the old site archived at www.meankitty.org until we transfer all billion cats to the new site. Because there are a billion cats, let’s just say we expect Meankitty.com is going to have daily updates. All current gallery cats will have their day on the front page of the blog and new cats will not be ignored like they have been for six pitiful months.


What can I say? My staff is only human.

Meankitty & Typing Slave
www.meankitty.com * www.jodywallace.com

Meankitty Website Updates, October 4

Two changes worth checking out on the site today!

One, we posted 6 new cats in the Gallery. T, Tiggy, Alfie, Lucy (3), Penelope (2) and Melon
Link: http://www.meankitty.com/gallery.htm

Two, we updated the Halloween page with new categories and cats. If you want to find out why this cat has been nominated:

You’ll go here: http://www.meankitty.com/halloween.htm

Meankitty and Typing Slave
www.meankitty.com * www.jodywallace.com

MMMMeow meow! Meankitty Updates.

It’s mmmmmeankitty time! Come check out: Mimi, Mollie, Maizy, Mr. Breeze, Mugen and Minifluff

Guess which one this is, getting his snack on?

If you guessed “Murderer of Birds” you would be both correct and incorrect. Correct because that’s an accurate, if not particularly catchy, nickname for him and incorrect as that is clearly not one of the cats listed.



Meankitty & her Typing Slave
http://www.meankitty.com/ * http://www.jodywallace.com/

Gallery Updates & Cows: August 7

Typing Slave is obviously not in writing mode because she and the small things deserted Big D and myself at the house half of yesterday to visit a dairy farm (and didn’t even share the MILK when they got home). The rest of the day she formatted Meankitty submissions and posted 6 new cats to my Gallery.

If you’d like to find out what this guy has to do with Mount Doom, you should visit http://www.meankitty.com/

If you would like to see somebody else (a calf) who is very disappointed at missing out on some milk, you can see Loud Thing getting slimed at Hatcher Family Dairy:

Did you know cows have no top teeth? The easier to eat people’s hands.

Supposedly there was a barn cat who looked like a smaller, female version of Big D but the humans were unable to get photographic evidence.

Happy Friday and all that stuff.

http://www.meankitty.com/ * http://www.jodywallace.com/