Fe-Lines a Journal with Feline Quotes From Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

A Review of Fe-Lines – a journal with feline quotes from Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Published by Rebecca Budd

Lifestyle Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

62 thoughts on “Fe-Lines a Journal with Feline Quotes From Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

    1. I just read that a mature cat may gift its humans with a live mouse as a hint that they should improve their hunting skills. I am very happy with my journal and intend to write many wise and important thoughts!!

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    1. Teagan has a brilliant creative intelligence, doesn’t she! I LOVE my journal and look forward to the many wise, interesting, profound thoughts that I will be writing in the weeks ahead. I just read that the oldest cat on record was Crème Puff from Austin, Texas. Born in 1967, she lived until 2005, just past her 38th birthday. Who says that cats don’t have 9 lives!!

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    1. Resa – I went absolutely mad with ideas for blogs, so I decided to dedicate each to a specific topics that I wanted to learn. OnTheRoad is dedicated to my books and reading. I LOVE my journal and I love cats and quotes. By the way, here is a bit of trivia that I did not know. Despite the prevalence of images of cats lapping at a blow of mils, cats can be lactose intolerant. Who knew??? Sending many hugs!

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      1. I knew! My Johnny (Johnny Depp) is lactose intolerant. He was soooooooo sick. (Ball of poo size of my fist stuck to him…. and that’s not all.) Of course, if there is a piece of cheese anywhere… he wants some.
        {{hugs}}

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      2. Yes, milk is supposed to be very bad for them. Like “Johnny Depp” Crystal loves cheese. She has such issues with Inflammatory Bowel Disease that I can’t give her treats, especially proteins. But she tolerates teeny-tiny bits of cheese. I mean miniscule…

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    1. I LOVE my journal, Priscilla – cats and quotes stimulate the mind. What I most love is the friendship and feeling of belonging that is associated with the journal. Many thanks for your comments – very much appreciated.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly Olga!! Teagan support and encouragement is felt throughout our community. Creativity’s magic is that it opens new possibilities and gives courage to enter into the unknown. Many thanks to stopping by and for your comments.

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    1. Teagan has the best book covers, doesn’t she? The colours and the expression on the cats faces suggest that there are adventures waiting when I open the book and turn the pages. I love scarves, Robbie and can’t resist the feeling of having a scarf around my neck. Many thanks for your lovely comments!!! Hugs!

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    1. I am too, Chris. I like some of the quotes better than others, but I was amazed to find them from so many different people. I put them at the bottom of the page, as a sort of reward for writing in the journal. Where possible, (about 1 for every 7 days’ worth of journaling) I paired the quote with an image of the person who said it. Not always, but where I could find the photo with permission for use. Hugs on the wing.

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  1. This is a wonderful review and I’m off to buy this journal as soon as I’ve finished typing this! I began to use a fountain pen again a couple of years ago when my handwriting deteriorated to the point where even I was having trouble reading it. This journal is bigger than I was expecting and I’m looking forward to using it – even if my heart is more attuned to dogs!

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    1. Oh, Trish, I relate to the handwriting issue. About 12 years ago I fell on ice and broke my wrist quite badly — needed surgery and all kinds of metal parts in my hand and wrist. My handwriting never got back to what it once was. Most of my own journaling is making the “Did Do” list my therapist suggested. I’m so critical of myself, especially for not getting enough done. So she had me list even minor things that I “did do” each day. Seeing the page fill up with those ordinary things actually does help me.
      As an animal lover, I think you’ll still enjoy the quotes. You’ve encouraged me to try and make a dog version. One day… so many different books I want to make. LOL. Hugs on the wing.

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    2. I am delighted that you enjoyed this review. Teagan has a marvelous creativity that brings journaling to life. I have just started to follow your Goodread’s profile, Alex, and look forward to an ongoing conversation. So glad that we connected.

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  2. Dear Rebecca, this has made my month. I’m thrilled that you enjoy the journal. One of the things that inspired me to create it was the posts you did about fountain pens and handwriting. I love the video you made.
    Thanks for the conversation you and Ms. Frances have started about cat stories.
    I’ve been sharing your post everywhere. Next week I will reblog it, although I haven’t decided which day. That will depend on what kind of progress I make with “Dead of Winter: Journey 13, the Harbor” this weekend.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Sorry for my late response, Teagan. We were out celebrating Frances’s 91st birthday yesterday. She loved your story about the 3 men and 1 cat. I am delighted that you created a journal that celebrating our friendships with cats. They have an intuitive understanding of how to respond to human emotions. They know when we are happy or sad, tired or energized.

      I just read that cats can understand and learn words in more languages than one. (I’m still unable to learn cat language)

      “While many cat owners will claim their pets have selective hearing, the Cat Protection Society NSW says that cats and kittens can learn languages other than ‘cat’.”https://www.bhg.com.au/dogs-and-cats-understand-different-languages

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    1. Oh, I knew you were a kindred spirit. For me, the title “cat lady” is a symbol of complete freedom. Teagan has a brilliant flare and creativity in designing her books covers. Those cats are very expressive!!

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  3. Cats, interesting creatures! ! I remember a multi-colored favorite from my youthful days–also a favorite of the farm dog. He ran circles around the farm buildings trying to catch her, but he never did. She also saved her three little babies from him by digging a little hiding place in the haystack left by the threshing machine. And, through the years, there have been others, especially one called “Samwise”, a very favorite of each one of our family. I am sure that we all remember his run up the draperies and to the safety of the rafters in the basement ceiling. I think I will ask to read the notes that you will write on the blank pages of Fe Lines, I am sure they will be interesting! !|

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    1. Samwise sounds like a wonderful cat, Ms. Frances. I enjoyed reading your memories here. Yes, I would love to see Rebecca’s own “fe-lines” too. 🙂
      I had a tuxedo cat named Chloe that I called my Feline Floozy. She showed a distinct preference for men. Twining around the man’s ankles, she completely ignored women. When she was 16, there were three workmen finishing off the details in the house I had back then. One was a very nice man, but unfortunately unattractive. The second of the 3 was an average mid-age guy. The third was a very cute very young man. Chloe followed the poor guy around to the extent that it unnerved him. He looked at me with a worried expression. “Your cat keeps following me!”
      I waved my hand and told him not to worry. All 3 heard me when I explained to the boy, “She likes cute guys, that’s all.” This seemed to relax him. He bent to pet the cat.
      Hearing this, the middle man puffed out his chest and said, “She was following me earlier too.”
      The first, unattractive man, looked at his two coworkers with a befuddled expression. “That cat hasn’t done anything but sleep when I’m around.”
      The other two burst out laughing.
      Stay safe and well, my friend. Hugs on the wing!

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      1. Oh Teagan – what a marvelously funny episode. I laughed out loud when I first read your comments and then came back for another chuckle when I read your comments to Don, who joined me in laughing.

        Your book cover designs are exceptional, Teagan. I especially appreciated the green background colour which added a dramatic flare.

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    2. We have had so many wonderful adventures with our four-legged friends over the years. I remember when a neigbour’s dog challenged Samwise with a warning bark. When he heard Samwise’s response (she was a Siamese cat who are known for their amazing meows) he ran away. I am grateful for the friendships that are formed with our fellow creatures who share our world. I believe that they take care of us.

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    1. Liz – that is an excellent observation. Cats are always plotting something!! Sorry for the late response. We were celebrating Frances 91st birthday yesterday and a conversation about all the cats that have been part of our lives over the years!

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