Gwen Cooper’s Curl Up with a Cat Tale series features humorous and heartwarming short stories about the ongoing adventures of Gwen’s feline family. I find myself falling a little bit more in love with Gwen’s cats with each story. In this month’s installment Gwen talks about her cats’ vocal expressions.Continue Reading
It’s been six weeks since Ruby died, and I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that my precious girl is gone. Of course, she will always live on in my heart and my memories of our time together, but as anyone who has lost a soul cat knows, it’s just not the same.
An Incantation of Cats is the second book in Clea Simon’s Witch Cats of Cambridge series – and how adorable is this cover! This series mixes mystery with a touch of the paranormal and a little romance, and the combination is irresistible.Continue Reading
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Clara was supposed to be a tortoiseshell. Although, Clara – the heart, if not exactly the heroine – of my new cozy cat mystery An Incantation of Cats is now a calico, she was a tortie through at least two drafts of A Spell of Murder, the first book in the “Witch Cats of Cambridge” series, largely due to Ingrid’s influence. I started this series before Thisbe, my current feline companion, came into my life, but through Ingrid, I had learned about tortitude and the delightful and assertive personalities these multi-colored kitties can have.Continue Reading
Really helpful books about pet loss are few and far between. While there are plenty of books and websites out there that offer support, ultimately, grief is a solitary journey. No book or website can do it for you.Continue Reading
I don’t keep track of the number of books I read each year, but my best guess is somewhere between 150 and 200, and at least half of them have something to do with cats. I review books here on The Conscious Cat almost every week. Last Friday, I featured my Top 5 Cat Books of 2019, and today, I’m announcing my pick for Best Cat Book of 2018.Continue Reading
“Some books about animals warm your heart. Others touch your soul.” This is how I opened my my review of Gwen Cooper’s New York Times bestselling memoir Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wondercat, three weeks after it was first released in August of 2009. Little did Gwen know then how much this book would change her life. It hit the New York Times Bestseller List two weeks after its publication and was eventually translated into more than 20 different languages. Homer became a celebrity cat before there were celebrity cats, and Gwen and Homer made a difference in the lives of more special needs cats than anyone will ever know.Continue Reading