Yoshi and Gatsby were recently honored by each being named runners up for the “Stephen Memorial Book Award”. The award is from the UK book club website “Bookangel.co.uk” and honors Stephen, their recently deceased cat.
The winner of the award was Tigger from the book, “Tigger: Memoirs of a Cosmopolitan Cat” by Suzanne Heywood. Two of the ten runner-up slots were taken by Yoshi and Gatsby. The judges gave each of my cats their own position on the list because “this prevents the writer having to split an award between two cats and dealing with feline jealousy.” I appreciate the thought but that shouldn’t be a problem since the real life Yoshi passed away almost exactly one tear ago. (Although if Yoshi hadn’t received his own award I could definitely see him coming back from the grave to mess with Gatsby).
Here are the write ups the site gave for each cat:
Gatsby is the active part of the feline detective duo: Sam Spade to Yoshi’s Mycroft Holmes. Yoshi’s partner in claws, Gatsby is cool and sophisticated (at least, he thinks so). He spends more of his time doing the legwork and getting into scrapes but still knows how to handle himself in a fight or mystery, just not when the vet is involved…
A smart, eloquent, black cat who insists on his regularly scheduled nap times and is fastidiously fussy when dealing with other creatures. Yoshi is way smarter than any cat has a right to be, and he has no problems being smug about it. His partner Gatsby might find the mysteries, but Yoshi is the one who solves them, as long as it doesn’t mean exerting himself or disturbing his naps!
Anyone who would like to see the other runners up or learn more about the award can go to this website: http://thedistinctivecat.com/
Thanks to all of the people at Bookangel.co.uk for the recognition!