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Review: A Dish to Die For

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I love Lucy Burdette’s  Key West Food Critic mystery series. After all, what’s not to love! With cats, a tropical setting, and mouth-watering food (with some recipes included), this series has all the ingredients for purrfect escapist reading. And who doesn’t need to escape from reality these days! A Dish to Die For is the 12th book in the series.Continue Reading

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Why Cats Are Always a Part of Lucy Burdette’s Mysteries

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Guest post by Lucy Burdette
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I’ve had very few cat-less times in my life, and those periods when there wasn’t a furry friend to greet me at the door felt lonely and sad. My characters in the Key West mystery series, Hayley Snow and Miss Gloria, feel the same way. In book ten, The Key Lime Crime, a new tiger cat T-Bone takes a starring role. But since my series is focused on food and murder, cats can’t always be in the limelight.Continue Reading

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Review: Soul Cats: How Feline Friends Teach Us to Live from the Heart

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I’ve been blessed with several soul cats. Each of these special cats changed my life in ways I never could have imagined, from my first cat Feebee, who guided me toward a new career, to Amber, the original conscious cat who inspired this website, to Buckley who inspired my first book, to Ruby, who, more than any other cat I’ve had, taught me to love fully with my whole being, to Allegra, who continues to teach me so many lessons every day. In Soul Cats: How Our Feline Friends Teach Us to Live from the Heart, Tamara Schenk shares the story of her cats and how caring for them through their senior years transformed her life and her understanding of the human-animal bond.Continue Reading

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Review: Where They Purr: Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home

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I’ve always loved coffee table books. Browsing through a gorgeously photographed and illustrated book can be like a mini vacation, transporting you to a different world. And if the book features cats, so much the better. Where They Purr: Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home will take you to 28 homes with beautiful interiors, showcasing the spaces and the cats who call them home.Continue Reading

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Review: How to Pet a Cat

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We’ve all had that experience: you’re petting your cat, enjoying mutual moments of bliss. Until you don’t, because your feline friend has decided that you’re doing it wrong. In How to Pet a Cat, artist and illustrator Angela Staehling offers super cute instructions and diagrams to help you better understand your feline charges and learn how to pet them properly.Continue Reading

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Review: The Cat With Twenty Toes

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The Cat With Twenty Toes is an illustrated children’s book featuring a polydactyl cat named Sookie. The author uses Sookie as a metaphor to celebrate the physical differences among all living creatures.Continue Reading

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A Tortoiseshell Cat Journal for the New Year

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I always have several journals on hand for writing whenever the mood strikes me. Writing something out by hand can often be more powerful than typing on the computer. When I got ready to journal on New Year’s Eve, I pulled out the journal shown above. I’ve had this particular journal for several years, and every time I use it, the cover just makes my heart sing.Continue Reading

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Review: The Dalai Lama’s Cat: Awaken the Kitten Within

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The Dalai Lama’s cat is back with a fifth installment in David Michie’s popular series. Michie first introduced the fictional feline,  HHC (His Holiness’ Cat), dubbed “Little Snow Lion” by the Dalai Lama himself, in his 2012 novel The Dalai Lama’s Cat. HHC was rescued by the Dalai Lama when he saw the small kitten being thrown in the gutter. In The Dalai Lama’s Cat: Aswakening the Kitten Within, Michie explores how we can reclaim the zest for life we once felt naturally.Continue Reading

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Review: Pawmistry: Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe with Cats

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I’ve long been a fan of Megan Lynn Knott. Her delightful watercolor illustrations of cats just make me happy. Her Cat Tarot deck combines Megan’s unique way of depicting the feline spirit with the classic cards. Megan’s new book, Pawmistry: Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe with Cats highlights the true magic of cats.Continue Reading

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