As promised, it’s time to VOTE for the HERO CAT contenders to appear as a featured character in my next thriller, DARE OR DIE. This story answers a lot of vexing questions about the main character, September Day, and launches her into new adventures. The story also features at least one (1) heroic dog and one (1) heroic feline (maybe more, depending on the results of your votes). Scroll down for more about the HERO CAT requirements–and the poll. The poll for the HERO DOG character is here.
I had so many terrific nominations that I had to include a bunch of options. Many folks also sent pictures of their wonderful companions! I truly wish that every dog (and cat) could have a part in the story. Please forgive me if your dog isn’t on the poll–it had nothing to do with you or them but often with past winners or character names. It’d confuse readers to have more than one Shadow, for instance, or a hero dog with the same name as a human character.
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YOUR HERO CAT
I have planned for ONE (1) dog and ONE (1) cat to include. As always, though, that might change depending on the popularity of the vote. So rally your family and friends, your pet’s fan base, and get out the vote. I’m using a new poll software, and hopefully, as in the past, you can vote multiple times (you may have to refresh the page in between votes).
HERO CAT: Any size, any breed or mix, accidentally escapes his/her house in the story. Kitty also thwarts the villain by doing intrinsic “cat stuff” (chasing the red dot, for example, or “fishing” in water, maybe a great hunter that catches critters). Loves people, even strangers (and villains), doesn’t understand why someone wouldn’t love ’em back. A recurring character may adopt this cat, so s/he appears in future stories, too.
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Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified cat & dog behavior consultant, a consultant to the pet industry, and the award-winning author of 35+ pet-centric books and Thrillers with Bite! Oh, and she loves bling!
I vote for cats keeping their own name.
Of course, changing the cat’s real name wasn’t a consideration.
A cat named Sunset would be the perfect cohort to a dog named Shadow, and orange cats are always personality plus.
I’ve always loved orange cats, too.