CAT SATURDAY (“CATURDAY”): Happy Holidays & Merry “Catmas” 2011!

CAT SATURDAY (“CATURDAY”): Happy Holidays & Merry “Catmas” 2011!

Happy Holidays 2011 from Paula Yoo, Oreo, Charlotte & Beethoven!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MERRY CATMAS! πŸ™‚Β Welcome to a special CAT SATURDAY (AKA “CATURDAY”) blog! I hope everyone is having a fantastic December. I’ve had a fantastic year with the newly remodelled website as re-designed by my website guru Greg of! Thanks again to Greg for his amazing redesign of this website. I also have had a great year with the third annual NATIONAL PICTURE BOOK WRITING WEEK (AKA “NaPiBoWriWee”) – please stay tuned for future updates for this year’s May 1-7, 2012 NaPiBoWriWee event. And special thanks to all the guest authors who graciously participated in Q&A interviews and donated autographed copies of their books to our signed book giveaway contest drawings!

BLOG UPDATES: Please visit my blog in 2012 for future guest book author Q&A blogs including a January 2012 WRITER WEDNESDAY Q&A blog and book contest with sci fi author LEV AC ROSEN (“ALL MEN OF GENIUS,” Tor ’11) and a spring Q&A blog with author/journalist SCOTT MARTELLE (“DETROIT: A BIOGRAPHY,” Chicago Review Press ’12). In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter (@paulayoo) and you can also follow my cat Oreo, too (@oreothecatyoo)!

TV/BOOK UPDATES: As many of you know, I was a producer on the wonderful SyFy series EUREKA. We wrapped our show in late August of this year. Our fifth and final season of EUREKA will air in 2012, so please stay tuned for more details. I’ll be sure to blog more about our final season once SyFy announces the official airdates. Until then, you can keep up with the show here:Β As for me, I’m just taking the time off to finish writing some scripts and new books (both children’s picture books and novels – one middle grade novel and an adult novel) before I hopefully find my way onto another TV series as a writer/producer. I also substitute teach (I’m certified K-12 in the LA public school system) so I’m enjoying the chance to bond again with my young students (it’s also great “research” for my children’s book writing!) πŸ™‚

MUSIC UPDATE: My band, THE GREAT DECEIVERS (a King Crimson tribute band)Β has gigs Fri. 1/20/12 at Universal Bar & Grill & Sat. 2/18/12 at Paladino’s. Stay tuned for future music blogs with more details!

MORE RANDOM ACTS OF CAT CUTENESS:Β And as a special treat, below are photos and youtube video links of our attempts to put these Santa caps on my cats Oreo, Beethoven and Charlotte for our annual holiday greeting e-card. Oh boy, let’s just say it was NOT an easy task and right now NONE of my cats are talking to me. They are all sulking under the bed. πŸ˜› Enjoy the photos and best wishes for everyone in 2012! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! πŸ™‚ And remember… HAPPY WRITING! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! πŸ™‚

(Please continue reading after the jump to see more “Merry Catmas” photos! LOL!)

Here are the youtube links if you want to see some videos of our photo session with the cats!

Part 1 of 3:

Part 2 of 3:

Part 3 of 3:

And here are some photo highlights…



Beethoven is NOT happy with this strange cap on his head!


Beethoven is getting used to this Santa cap now...

There's a reason we've nicknamed Charlotte "Princess Charlotte." Always so elegant, even when annoyed at a Santa cap forced on her head!

Oreo was extremely unhappy with his Santa cap. So I gave him extra cat treats afterwards.

Oreo gets used to his Santa cap... πŸ™‚

It was very difficult to get all three cats to look at the camera! (L-R Oreo, Charlotte and Beethoven)




10 Responses

  1. Love your cats!! And their hats!! Wait, “The Cats In The Hats?” Heard that somewhere before!

  2. Dawn says:

    Aww, they look so very cute! Oreo you should not be embarrassed at all! You all look very handsome in your santa hats! Well done all of you!

  3. You realize your cats are going to eat you in your sleep one night, right? I mean, that look from Oreo kind of says it all.


    I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to read your blog and get to know you a bit better via Twitter – happy holidays, and I look forward to seeing what you do next! πŸ™‚

    (Also, my word verification? “Grr” <– what your cats are saying!)

    • paulayoo says:

      ROFL! I know, I am going to lock the bedroom door tonight. πŸ™‚ Same here, been a pleasure to “meet” and get to know you as well in cyberland! Happy HOLIDAYS! xo P.

  4. Dagny says:

    Brave kitties! You are so cute and now famous, so it was worth it.

  5. Gina says:

    Oh wow are they adorable!!! They’ll look back on this and laugh one day…ok maybe not them, but you will.

    Merry Christmas from Me and the Boys!!!

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