I’m Drax, and on Sunday I left my litter and was driven all the way to Reading to live with my new family. I’ve settled in quite well at my new home, although it’s a bit mad here.  The two Burmese cats, Magus and Malik, are very unfriendly and have resisted all my attempts at friendship. The three chickens run when they see me and hide amongst the trees making silly noises.  Good job Kit and Mr B love me so much!

A bizarre thing has happened though – this big cardboard box arrived and it made Kit squeal!  I had a good sniff of it but really, it seemed quite innocent.  I have no idea why she was in such a state.  I thought I’d better stand guard whilst she dashed off to the kitchen to get a knife.  A knife???

While she was gone, still making strange, excited noises, I thought perhaps I could lend a helping paw.  Or at least, a very sharp set of puppy teeth, which are much safer than anything she could find in the kitchen.

So I pulled and tugged at this delicious little cardboard tag that silly old Kit had missed ….

And I really pulled hard, and gave a little growl for good measure, until at last ….

A bit of green was visible, and Kit made such a very loud shriek that I had a small accident on the carpet!  She took over at this point with the box, pushing me away and muttering about my sharp teeth and her precious Shamans.

Honestly – I was quite pleased then that she hadn’t called me Shaman, which I know she nearly did.  I mean – I’m not green, nor do I have anything to do with hares, magpies or snakes, all of which I could see on the front covers of the books.  By this time, she was doing a crazy dance all around the room and phoning Mr B and really, getting quite over the top.  And then she grabbed one of the books and raced upstairs (where I’m not allowed – and all because those snooty cats think it’s their domain) and I heard her burst into tears!

When she came down again, I gave her a very thorough wriggly, bitey lick to cheer her up, but I don’t think she was sad at all.  She said it was one of the best, happiest days of her life, seeing all her five books together on the shelf.  And then she said something even stranger …

“Five – always five!”


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  1. K Caddy 12 years ago

    This is the cutest post ever!!! :D Drax is so just tooo cute! The book looks awesome, and I CANNOT WAIT to get my copy! xxxx

  2. Kyuukaryuko 12 years ago

    They look lovely all 5 next to each other. Have to buy the last 2 real soon, although I have a different edition…
    Lots of congrats from Holland!

  3. Kate Phillips 12 years ago

    Totaly brilliant Kit!! Drax is GORGEOUS! Can’t wait for my copy next week! :) xxx

  4. ~Willow~ 12 years ago

    oh Drax! how wonderful that you helped open the package… you clever boy. I can see and hear Kit giving a squeal of excitement and doing a dance and getting all emotional. wonderful, wonderful. don’t worry Drax… she will do this again when her next book is published… but perhaps she won’t be QUITE as excited with the next one as Shaman is very special as it does complete the five… always five. I’m sure you will be very happy living with Kit and MrB… just ignore the cats… they might be friendlier when they get to know you better… and so might the chickens. just wait til all the Stonewylders meet you at Moongazy camp next spring… you will get lots of people fussing and hugging you. can’t wait to meet you. blessings Willow xXx

  5. Cornmother 12 years ago

    Fantastic! but what a weird coincidence, when earlier I posted on the Stonewylde website that Drax should have his own web page…serendipity?

    Congratulations on completing the five – the covers look fantastic. So looking forward to reading Shaman.

  6. Tink 12 years ago

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  7. Tink 12 years ago

    You did a great job, Drax! You’ve found a great furever home! Hang in there with the cats; they’ll come around. You are too cute to ignore or hate. :)
    I know you won’t understand, but I’ll squeal when I get my one copy of Shaman!

  8. dandymoon 12 years ago

    oh Drax, thankyou so much for telling us your tale….so glad your mistress is shedding tears of joy. Loved seeing your photos..looking forward to meeting you…and reading your Mums book very very soon!

  9. AuroraButterflyMoon 12 years ago

    How lovely you helped open the package. Don’t those 5 books look lovely together.
    I can’t wait for mine to arrive next week. x

  10. John 12 years ago

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  11. Oh they look fantastic sitting in a row of Five always five! Cant wait so excited x

  12. laoi gaul~williams 12 years ago

    ohhhh Kit how exciting! and well done drax for helping with the important bit (by the way flynt is already excited about meeting you!)

  13. Swampy 12 years ago

    Wow,it is amazing to see all five books together. And how helpful was Drax!!! lol

  14. Leanne 12 years ago

    Hi again kit! Leanne here.

    Oh, your puppy is adorable! I lost my beloved dog 8 weeks ago and still grieve for him. How exciting that your books arrived. mines ordered and I cant wait!

    Leanne x

  15. Mrs Hilton 12 years ago

    *gives big cuddle and a fuss to Drax* Ooh the books look so lovely together, the colours and everything are spot on. I bet you were so proud when they were delivered. well done Kit xxxxxx

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