Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 9, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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It’s hard to believe that this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher. When this little cat came into my life one spring day in 2005, I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams just how much she would change my life.

Without Buckley, I might not have become a writer. Without Buckley, The Conscious Cat might not exist. Even though Amber inspired this site, its original purpose, in addition to sharing my passion for making cats’ lives better, was to build a following prior to publishing Buckley’s Story. Most importantly, without her, my heart might not have been opened to the many wonderful lessons she taught me during her brief time with me.

The lessons she taught me ranged from relatively simple ones such as living in the moment (it sounds so easy, but can be oh so hard to do) to profound ones like opening the heart to all the possibilities life holds.

And while the lessons were life-changing for me, what I remember most about her is that this joyful little cat was a precious bundle of nothing but unconditional love.

The words that best summarize Buckley’s spirit are the same words you’ll find on the last page of her book:


Endless love and joy

Buckley’s Story is available from Amazon and can still be special-ordered in brick and mortar bookstores.

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