Friday, December 14, 2018




gmail dot com

Do not forget the 'v' in the middle as I am being impersonated at the sparklehayter address.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ron Hayter 1936-2018

July 30, 1936-April 21, 2018

The online memorial guest book is here.

A True Champion.

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Robin Hudson Mysteries

"Flat out funny, audacious and a little bit weird... Hayter stakes out territory all her own." Publisher's Weekly (starred)

"What a phenomenally entertaining writer Hayter is." Times of London

"Funniest thing to come out of Canada since the moose." Red Magazine

Monday, September 22, 2014

I'm looking for help from French friends, and friends with French friends to try to find out who used to own this cat. The cat pictured moved in with me in Paris in the winter of 2004, after howling under my window.

He was in pretty bad shape, so I fed him, brushed him, and tried to find his owner. I did not succeed, and when my Mom died in 2005, I moved back to Canada for a while and took the cat with me to my father's house. The cat loved it. He lived there for five years, until he became too ill and we had to put him to sleep. 

He had a partial tattoo in his ear that showed he had been neutered in 1989, and was 20-21 years old when he died. The rest of the tattoo was too blurry and broken to read. I've always wondered if someone missed him, and would like to try again to find out where he belonged, so if he had owners, they can be reassured that he had another five great years in a place with lots of big trees, and mice, and people who loved him. 

Despite the female name, Irma La Douce, the cat was male. Breed: Forest Cat. Found November 2004. More photos:

What a great cat. RIP Irma.