Mancat Monday: The Writing Process Tour plus Some Happy News


Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
This is a little older photo, but I thought it was very appropriate for our post today.  You see, we’ve been asked to purrticipate in My Writing Process Tour #mywritingprocesstour by our good friend Nerissa from Nerissa’s Life.  Nerissa is such a cool dude and such a talented writer, so doing anything with him is always fun.  Nerissa is also a finalist for a Pettie Award in the Funniest Blog or Blogger category and a previous winner of the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Award for Best Blog Writing.

Anyways, back to the tour, and there are rules, and some questions.  Of course my favorite question is what are rules?  Rule number one says I’m supposed to link back to the writer who tagged me for this tour.  I’ve already got that one covered.

Rule number two says I have three questions to answer, so we’ll jump right it:

1)  What am I working on?

We are always working on something to promote adoption, one way or the other.  By the way, did we mention we have some happy news?  Seriously though, right now we’re trying to get a wee bit more organized so that we can change some things up on Brian’s Home.  We will go for a  while on a standard lineup, like Womancat Wednesday, Thankful Thursday and T.G.I.F., and then we like to change directions a bit.  One of those change direction times might just be coming up.

2)  Why do I write what I do?

Adoption is so very important to all of us here so we always try to leave a hint of adoption in all of our paw tracks.  Okay, I know, sometimes we just smack you right in the face with a really heartbreaking story.  When we do smack you in the face with something serious, y’all always respond in overwhelming numbers.  We also hope to show the joys of a multi-feline household.  Our peeps have always had a cat, maybe two, but look at us now, there are seven of us.  Oh, did I mention that we have some happy news?

3)  How does my writing process work?

Actually, that’s the reason we opted to use a photo from the recent past.  This is actually how our writing process works.  You’ve heard the saying that every picture tells a story, and we really think that is true.  Our Mom provides the photos of us, my Dad does my writing, and I provide the inspiration.  We hope by seeing our photos and hearing our stories that you will actually feel like you know us and our personalities.  We usually do our weekly writing on Sunday so that the entire week is written and ready to go.  That leaves us more time for rescue work and for visiting our blogging friends.  I did mention that we have some happy news didn’t I?

Rule number three says I need to pass this on to three other writers.  Again, I ask, what are rules?  Lots of my pals have already done the writing tour, but there was really one I wanted to participate.  That would be Mom Emily, Delilah, Sampson, Sophie, Sassy, and Caster from Kitty Cat Chronicles. I wasn’t the only to ask them, and they are such a talented bunch.   The Kitty Cat Chronicles are also Pettie Finalists in the Best Video Post category.  Surely you are following their blog.  If not, you’re missing out on a fun place to visit.

I know, I know, you’re thinking what happy news?  Scroll back up to the top, go ahead, I’ll wait.  Okay, what was missing from the top of this blog post?  The missing part is the Adopt Scuttles button with the link to her information.  Why is that missing from our post?  Did I mention we have some happy news?


Let’s all have a community happy dance because Scuttles has been adopted!  Crystal will be flying Scuttles to her new home in Philadelphia on September 12th.  Thanks to everyone who shared this dear girl.  You made it all possible.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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9 years ago

I am so happy that Scuttles finally has a home! We are doing the happy dance here! BTW, I loved your answers for this writing meme – I am so happy that homeless kitties have such a passionate advocate!

Bev Green
9 years ago

Oh Brian happy happy dances here..i noticed there was missing kitty pic!! I could not be happier for this sweet girl and you are a gem for all you did to help her get herself out there in the adoption spotlight..and of course your writing process info was so apt and very exciting in regards to making changes..we can’t wait 🙂 🙂 hugs and loves and bon voyage and happy trails to sweet Scuttles <3 <3 <3 Fozziemum

9 years ago

Oh what wonderful news, we are so very happy for Scuttles. Happy Dances and purrs here.

Mr Puddy
9 years ago

Hooray for Scuttles !!!
And Brain, you are talented ! Cool answers dude

9 years ago

yeah for scuttles!!!

Molly The Wally
9 years ago

Nice to read about how you right and we so agree a picture can tell a story. Putting the word out re adoption is great and we so agree with both sweet Pip and myself being adopted. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

9 years ago

Oh that is such good news. We are so excited that Scuttles has a home. That is the best news ever. Great post about writing. Enjoy your Monday.

easy rider
9 years ago

YAY for Scuttles and her furever family! I like your answers! I think it’s clever to write the posts for the week on sunday, that saves a lot of time and sunday is a good day for creative things.

9 years ago

What great news to see that Scuttles has her furever home.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

Awesome news indeed. Great to stay ahead in posts, get 130 ahead like the cat and you gave have lots of breaks lol

Nerissa's Life
9 years ago

What wonderful news! WONDERFUL news! Oohhh… I’m so very happy for Scuttles. And what a GREAT addition to the tour!!!

Nissy #Niss4Senate

My Church Cat Family
9 years ago

A great kitty advocate and Brian is right there to help you put your words together!
So happy Scuttles was adopted, too 🙂

The Island Cats
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing your writing process with us. We love all you do to help animals find homes. 🙂

And the best news ever! YAY Scuttles! We’re so glad she finally found her furever home!!!

9 years ago

YAY YAY YAY! Doing the happy dance! Another adoption, another home! Great news!


Random Felines
9 years ago

that is an interesting process – mom says she uses the “omg it is the last minute” process. MOL

YAY for Scuttles. We had our paws crossed for her!!

9 years ago

We are dancing with joy that Scuttles has been adopted. That just made our day.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

We are doing the happy dance here with the news of Scuttles getting adopted!

Sailor Edgar
9 years ago

I am so glad that Scuttles has a forever home…best wishes to all concerned!

Interesting information about your writing process. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to do any lengthy writing. 🙂

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

We and mom are jumping for joy and this wonderful news about Scuttles. As soon as you said you had happy news Mom checked to see if Scuttles was at the top of the post. She was another one of those kitties Mom wished she could have adopted. A huge thank you to her new mom, Crystal, and to all of you for keeping her in your posts until she found her home. Speaking of thanks, purrlease visit our Monday post where there is an award waiting for you. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and… Read more »

9 years ago

What makes this even better news is that I may get to meet Scuttles next year as my sister and brother inlaw lives there! I am thrilled to know she has her safe home. Bless her and the family who is fortunate to have her join their lives. And I really enjoyed your answers to the writing tour, pawsome post!

9 years ago

We really enjoyed learning about your writing process, gang. And we are OVER THE MOON to hear the wonderful news about Scuttles finding her forever home! Congratulations to her, and new Mom Crystal! And huge thanks to you, and everybody who helped. 🙂

9 years ago

Very, very happy about Scuttles!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

We are doing a happy dance. Wonderful news. Enjoyed reading about your writing process.

9 years ago

We are so happy that Scuttles was adopted that we are doing the happy Noodle dance even with our sore back!
Brian, you are a terrific writer, kudos…

Noodle and crew

Angel. Kirby and Max
9 years ago

Congratulations, Scuttles, on your furever home!

Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

Ohhh this was my favorite post by far!! YAY Scuttles!!!!! Loved reading about your process too, no wonder you have such good photos, the MOM takes them! MOL!!!!! BTW we follow Kitty Cat Chronicles and just LOVE THEM!!!!! They are so original and just focus on their cats without looking up facts on wikipedia and regurgitating them MOL………..Mom was asked 4 times to participate in this tour but you know Mom…she is always “behind” (or so she says), I say she is lazy!!! But…she LOVES reading about everyone’s “process!” I do too! Love, Cody

Angel AbbyGrace
9 years ago

We are so so so happy for Scuttles! We hope that there may be an occasional update on her. But this is so wonderful!
Brian we love the inspiration you inspire all around you!

madi and mom
9 years ago


Katie Isabella
9 years ago

OH what lovingly great news!!!

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
9 years ago

dood…we couldna bee happee urr if ya laid out 98,355 trout N said…lunch brake….de best oh fishes two ewe scuttles in yur new for evers home…we IZ mega glad for ewe anda happee gotcha day ♥♥♥♥♥

Sherri-Ellen T-D
9 years ago

***happpy Dancin here***
Conkatulayshunz to Scuttlez beein adopted by Miss Crystal!!!
Pawsun newz!
Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0x0x0

9 years ago

Mommy never follows a schedule when it comes to posting on the blog. She could probably learn a thing or two from your Dad. 🙂

We did notice the Adopt Scuttles box was missing when we opened the post. YAY for Scuttles! Have a happy life at your furrever home!

Spitty the Kitty
9 years ago

We skipped right ahead to the happy news part because *we* DID notice the missing “Adopt Scuttles” button! We are squeeing and doing the happy dance and frankly it’s kind of hard to type. You guys are the BEST, Brian et al. We’ll go read the rest of your post now 😉

Harvey Button
9 years ago

NO WAY !???!???? Our girl FINALLY FINALLY HAS A HOME !!!!!

Your post is so much better than ours for the blog tour!!!


9 years ago

I hope it’s a PURRfect home.

9 years ago

We just knew it! We had a feeling the news was either kitties fur not falling our or beautiful Scruffles found a home. We are so happy for her! You guys do awesome work for cats!

9 years ago

SOOOO happy to hear Scuttles has been adopted! 🙂

9 years ago

We’ve been voting for you every day and THRILLED to hear the news about Scuttles!

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

We knew something was missing. TW is all leaky eyed over Scuttles’ new home. She’s such a pretty girl. Yes, we do feel like we know you through your blog. When TW goes to Blogpaws, she feels like she knows most everybody there. I love that pic of you snoopervising your Dad.

Quill & Greyson
9 years ago

That was fun and Hurray!!!!!!

9 years ago

So happy Scuttles has been adopted!

So your mom and dad are a blogging team – photos and writing. Oh, and you, the inspiration. 🙂

Katnip Lounge
9 years ago

We guessed RIGHT AWAY that Scuttles was adopted!!! It just goes to show how much wonderful work all your writing does. We love you guys!

9 years ago

Fantastic news for Scuttles! All your hard work in promoting her need for a new forever home paid off. You should be very proud of yourself.

Brian Frum
9 years ago

Nooe, I am really proud of everyone who help her and kept sharing her, and I am super proud of Scuttles for fighting her way back 🙂

Elvira Mistress of Felinity

A fascinating post and great news about Scuttles!

Fraidy Cats!
9 years ago

very interesting to learn about your writing process, Brian! we love all you, and your folks :), do to promote rescue and adoptions. and a big WOO HOO! for Scuttles 🙂

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Cats of Wildcat Woods
9 years ago

We are overjoyed for Scuttle sand we know how hard you guys worked to find her a home!

9 years ago

Oh yes, you kitties always gives us inspiration for writing!
Big congratulations for Scuttles finding a forever home!!

Emma and Buster
9 years ago

best news of the day maybe the week, scuttles has a forever home. thank you ceiling cat.

The OP Pack
9 years ago

All you and your Mom and Dad’s hard work pays off bigtime. We are so happy to hear about Scuttles – we hope we will be able to hear how she does as the days go by. Congrats – another job well done.

Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

Paws way, way up for Scuttles finding a forever home!

mary j. sampson
mary j. sampson
9 years ago

Hip Hip Hoorah for Scuttles being adopted, she had a good chance with all the efforts many gave to her including you…She seemed to recover from her ill health and looked so sweet, I prayed daily for her to get to a forever home with lots of love, affection and tenderness. God answered my prayers, thank you for all you do to save kitteh cats like Scuttles and other kitteh cats, I pray for you and your wife and your kitties nightly that God will keep you all healthy and happy..ciao mary j. sampson

Fur Everywhere
9 years ago

We are really glad Scuttle found a home!! We enjoyed reading about your writing process. Brian, your humans sure are more disciplined than our mom; hers hardly ever works ahead even though we tell her to, MOL!

Ann Staub
9 years ago

I definitely can see all of you kitty’s personalities in your writing. You do a great job with that! And hooray for Scuttles! So glad she is finally going to make it to her forever home! You go girl!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

YAAAY for Scuttles !
So glad to hear that she is getting a forever home 🙂


Dip and Elliot
9 years ago

Good luck with your writing. You do such important work to help cats find new homes, I’m sure there are countless cats who have a loving family because of you.
Hooray! Great to see Scuttles has a new home 🙂
Dip and Elliot x

Jobi and Fisher
9 years ago

Do you know I can do a happy dance even with a lot of tears in my eyes! I am so happy for Scuttles, and so thankful to you and your faithful followers who pitch in and share for the kitties. Awesome write up, too. I love that you do your writing and set up posts all in one day. I keep meaning to do that…someday…maybe…. You are an inspiration all the way around. Much love and many hugs – Jobi and Fisher and the rest of the hooligans.

Deztinee High
9 years ago

OMC (duin’ da happy kitty dance) Meez so excited dat Scuttles has found a new home. Dat be mowe than happy news, dat be a miwacle. Meez so happy.

It wus gweat weadin’ bout yous purrawcess of writin’. Wees keep twyin’ tu du all ow writin’ fur da week dun on one day but it just keeps gettin’ put on da back burner. MOL Can weez say pwocwastination? MOL But meez luvs me mommy anways. Hers dus twy. 🙂

Luv ya’


Kitty Cat Chronicles
9 years ago

Sorry we are late in getting here – still playing catchup from being out of town last week! Thanks so much for inviting us to be apart of the Writing Process Tour! We are honored that you thought of us. Thank you so much for your kind words and for linking to us in your post. We are excited to get started on answering these questions and hope to have our Writing Process Post up by this weekend. We enjoyed reading your answers! Amazing that you get the entire week’s posts done on Sunday. I need to be more organized!… Read more »

Mark's Mews
9 years ago

TBT likes ta write. 1) What am I working on? Prehistoric “Just So” stories. 2) Why do I write what I do? Different than the usual short story. 3) How does my writing process work? All at once and nothing first. An odd idea comes to him, and he pounds it out for hours, writing, backtracking, changing. He never really knows the end until he get there. And he is often surprised. His best sentence is “She stepped out into the light of the cave fires, and died”. He does that stuff and then collapses into bed where we snuggle… Read more »

Jan K
9 years ago

YAY FOR SCUTTLES!!! When I saw your title, I was hoping that was going to be the happy news!
What a great process you have going on over there, with a lot of teamwork and organization. You do a wonderful job.
I need to check out Kitty Cat Chronicles. I have certainly heard of them but don’t think I have been over to visit yet.

9 years ago

Very interesting to hear about your writing process and we look forward to the direction you will be taking your blog in, in the future! And wow…can we just say that we are beyond happy to hear that Scuttles has found her forever home, that is just the best news ever as we truly love her and wish the absolute best for her!

Marty the Manx
9 years ago

WOOHOO!!!!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!! Scuttles has a furrever home!!!!! Our nightly prayers are answered!!!! Love your writing process post Brian. Can’t wait to see what you are doing with your blog next!
Marty and Mom