Welcome, Finny to my page.
Thank you I’m happy to be here.
Tell us something about yourself, Finny.
Well as you can see I’m a very fetching sandy and white cat. My fur is the perfect combination for a feline living in the city of Safed. I blend seamlessly to my surroundings. Of course once upon a time I had a human form too, but today I prefer living as a cat, far less complicated.
How did you meet Miri?
I met Miri on the day she arrived in Safed. She was lost and needed a wise cat like me to show her around.
Why are you so willing to help Miri, on her quest?
Love is important. I’ve seen so many of my family and friends destroyed over the years. Miri will never forgive herself if she believes she can help Danny and lets it go. So I’m helping her as much as I can.
How do you feel about the Rabbi, Rav Shmuel? You spend time at his compound, but he seems strict.
Thankfully as a cat I don’t have to follow all the restrictions that Rav Shmuel lays down for his family, but still I try to be respectful. I feel though he should trust Rifka more and give all his children a bit more freedom.
Aren’t you scared to go into Umbrae?
I don’t like it. Every time I visit Umbrae I lose a little of my lifeforce and I’ve been traveling in and out of the shadows for a long time. As I said I don’t like it, but sometimes it’s necessary.
What’s the most surprising, or frightening thing you’ve seen in Umbrae?
The Tegs sisters – Stella and Morgana. I really should stay away, but it’s fun to rile them up sometimes. Still when I first came across them it was scary. I nearly was trapped. They are very devious, almost as devious as a cat …
It’s great you get to travel around the world, sometimes on your adventures. What is the most interesting land you’ve traveled to?
I think my favorite place is Aswan in southern Egypt. That’s where the P.A.W.S. Institute of the Middle East sits. I love this area of the Nile and one day I’m going to smuggle myself onto one the Nile riverboats (or feluccas) and go on an adventure.
What future adventures can we expect to hear about?
I’ve always wanted to go to London and visit the P.A.W.S. Institute over there. I’ve heard there’s an old mage over there with very ancient magic. It would be interesting to meet him and pick his brains.
Umbrae by Debbie Manber Kupfer
Umbrae is the third book in the series about P.A.W.S. and Miri’s learning her powers and fitting in with the other creatures and beings who are different and special. I have read all three in the series, so far, and rate them five stars. I highly recommend these books.