The Official Writing Challenge
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Ooooh! How cute, my cousin had a similiar experience when they added a dog to their family-the cat wanted nothing to do with it at first. You captured everything just perfect here! I could see it being read as a children's story, the light touches of humor are just great. ^_^
Good story and nicely written. Your choice of words helped me envision the scenario perfectly. It made me smile and even chuckle. I wish this one came with pictures. I love the descriptions of "his majesty". They served the article well. Good job.
05/27/08
Oh, very good! I could see every moment, and it really brought a smile to my face.
Lynne, absolutely great story. I'm so glad the king and queen agreed to rule amicably. Great details of action and attitude. :)
Everything about this is wonderful. I hope this places, I really enjoyed the realness of your words.
Excellently done. I really enjoyed watching your pets make friends.
05/28/08
Just darling and fun with a FABULOUS voice. And, by the way, I LOVE the word "kerfuffle." Extra points from me just for using it :D
05/28/08
This is so delightful ! I loved it! And if you don't stop by the Southern thread more often, I'm gonna quit sending you expensive presents! LOL. Great story, no kidding! Hugs!
05/28/08
Loved the description of Napoleon. I fully understood the "thundering hooves" reference. (That's what it sounds like!) Great cat-itude in this piece.
I loved his majesty Napolean. Definitely a cat in all ways, shapes, and forms. Calliope is a really cute name for a dog. Your descriptions helped me picture both animal's actions, and I liked that they were finally able to make peace with each other at the end.
05/29/08
Great descriptions of both cat and dog, and a most engrossing tale of the two of them learning to bond. So glad they actually did so, as a lot of cats never stoop so low!
05/29/08
7th Place EC - you go girl!
05/29/08
Congrats on your EC & your 1st place! WONderful piece!
A delightful story. Your descriptions really brought the action to life.
Congratulations on your EC! That is a great way to exit Beginners!
05/29/08
Wow! When you win, you win big time! Heartiest congratulations!! Yippeeee!
05/29/08
Absolutely gorgeous detail Lynne! Congratulations on EC in L1, a very, very deserving entry! The chase scene at the end was my favorite.

Keep up the great work!!
05/29/08
Oh Lynne! I am so very happy for you and it is an AMAZING entry! Wow! So deserving of an EC! WOW!!! Congratulations!!!!
Laury
***Congratulations!*** Yay! Awesome writing, Lynne! ^_^
05/29/08
Loved it! My sister moved into my home for a few years, bringing an ever-changing assortment of dogs. (She still brings an ever-changing assortment of dogs to visit!) Fortunately my cat was never upset about them in the least, and watching them play together is a hoot sometimes. Especially since the cat often had to teach the upset dogs how to play! And yes, when they chase each other, there IS a thundering rumble...
05/29/08
Congratulations Lynne, on a well-deserved win, and EC! Great story!
05/29/08
Wow! What a well-deserved EC placement! CONGRATULATIONS! Your descriptions were so vivid that I could picture the whole thing as it went down. Super job! Blessings, Cheri
05/29/08
Congratulations on your EC. Love the descriptions of Napoleon. Very good job.
I'm thrilled to see your name on the EC list this week! This story is a hoot! I loved it from beginning to end. Great job, and congratulations!
Congratulations, Lynne. Well deserved for this good story.
06/02/08
This is wonderful Lynne. I could picture the two of them perfectly. Congrats on your EC.
06/03/08
What in the WORLD are you doing in Level 1? This story was fantastic, suspense all the way through. You developed it superbly. Need I mention that I loved it? I can relate, too, in that we went through an episode similar to this just 6 months ago when we replace our deceased dog with a new one. The roof nearly split with barking and hissing, as our new Corky came in contact with our 5 hissing felines. Yes, they too climbed as high as they could. But we were luckier than you. This only lasted a day or two. Now all of them are best friends...Great story. Hope you have by now moved up a level or two. You should. This was so GOOD.