Dewey’s Turn

Greetings! My name is Dewey and I’m the Information Office for The General’s TEAM. I’m the town’s library cat, which is why I know so much about everything.

Today I thought I would enlighten you about Mortimer’s Interspecies Translator. This invention, previously known as the Legacy in earlier versions of Cindy’s book, is cleverly disguised as a red and black-checkered hunting cap, like this one. It is being modeled next to Molly, one of Cindy’s real cats who insisted on being in my picture.

IT is quite interesting really, an assistive technology which allows humans to overcome their lack of telepathic abilities, resulting in enhanced interspecies communication.


FLASH: Dewey, this is a blog for kids! Nobody’s gonna understand a word you’re saying. If you want a turn, you’ve got to talk about something interesting—like maybe you should tell the kids about ME!

DEWEY: Inventions are interesting, Flash. Don’t you want your blog to be educational?

FLASH: NO! I want it to be fun!

DEWEY: Can I tell them how the Dander Zapper works with ultraviolet wavelengths?

FLASH: NO! Absolutely not!

RINGO: Hey, Dewey, maybe I could help you think of something. When I posted my advice column I got the most visits to the blog ever.

FLASH: Great. Thanks for reminding me, Ringo. Way to make me feel bad.

RINGO: Dude, I only got two more than you, so it’s not that big a deal. Oooh! Ooooh! I know! Dewey could have a totally awesome column about inventions. Like this:

Dear Dewey,

My little brother is driving me crazy sneaking into my room. How can I stop him?


And Dewey could answer:

Dear Susie,

Hork up a juicy hairball right in your doorway, then when he tries to sneak in your room it’ll squish between his toes. He’ll be so grossed out he’ll never go in your room again.

DEWEY: That’s not an invention!

RINGO: Sure it is. Kind of.

FLASH: Oh brother. Why did I ever decide to let you two jokers have a turn on my blog? Go back and figure out something good to write before you take another turn!

DEWEY: Maybe the kids would have an idea for us.

RINGO: Far out! Good thinking, Dewey! These kids are smart, they’re sure to have some ideas! Well? We’re waiting . . .

About flashthecatblog

I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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32 Responses to Dewey’s Turn

  1. Dot says:

    Dewey, does your library have coffee? I don’t like the smell of coffee, and when I go into libraries and book stores that sell the really strong stuff I get a headache. I love books, and it makes me sad when I can’t enjoy special places that have lots and lots of books because of the horrible coffee smell.

  2. Maryjo says:

    Dewey, I am impressed to “meet” a library cat.

    Loving libraries the way I do, I think it would be awesome to be sitting in the library reading a book and having a cat come curl up on my lap, purring.

    Do you every visit library patrons like that? Just wondering …

  3. Nicole says:

    Why don’t you keep explaining the inventions;but in KID language.

  4. Kaitlynn says:

    it is so great to meet u Dewey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in my thought i think you should keep talking about inventions but in a way that kids could understand ❤ 🙂

  5. Anna says:

    Flash do you Ringo, and Dewey do good together? I have a friend and his name is Jeromiah
    and he thinks that Dewey deserves a turn once in a while. I don’t really get what he means
    because I think all three of you are handsome and I don’t mean to hurt Ringo and Deweys
    feelings because I really thnk they are handsome but Flash I think you are the handsomest
    on this blog. And of course Jeromiah posted some notes on this blog.
    Your #1 fan,

  6. Mr.Maniac says:

    I understand what dewey is saying. (Aleast there’s one benifit to knowing computer programming)

  7. Mr.Maniac says:

    I like your post dewey :D. I still think all the cats should have a turn.

  8. Rachel says:

    Do you have a favorite book?

    • I’ve read many, many books in my life. I do live in a library, after all. So I will have to think about that question. It might make a good topic for my next post, thanks for the suggestion.

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