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Review: Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas

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Cat books don’t get much more heartwarming than Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas: The Tale of a Little Cat With a Big Heart. This story of a cat whose life changes when he is left homeless and scared after the pub where he lived burns down. Thanks to the kindness of the humans in his quaint English village, Oliver finds a temporary foster home until his guardian can rebuild the pub.

As Oliver learns to trust again, he also becomes determined to help the humans around him. When he meets a little girl who desperately needs a friend, he realizes that the entire village needs help to save their Christmas.Continue Reading

Review: Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions

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To say that Pam Johnson-Bennett understands cats would be an understatement. For more than 30 years, Pam has changed the lives of cats and their humans for the better. Her previous books are considered mandatory reading for any cat guardian, and her website offers a wealth of information on all sorts of feline behavior issues. Pam’s newest book, Cat Wise: America’s Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions*, addresses the questions that come up most frequently in Pam’s work.Continue Reading

Review: The Trainable Cat

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In his first book, Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, renowned cat expert and anthrozoologist John Bradshaw, who has studied cat behavior and cats’ relationship with people for more than 30 years, offered an in depth look at the latest research into how cats think, how they interpret the world around them, and what we know about cat personality. In The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat, Bradshaw partnered with feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis to show that not only can cats be trained, but that they should be to ensure a happy relationship between cat and guardian.Continue Reading

Review: Into the Grey: A Dulcie Schwartz Feline Mystery

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I have been a fan of Clea Simon’s Dulcie Schwartz mystery series, featuring the Harvard graduate student, from the very first installment, and with every book, the series just keeps getting better and better. In Into the Grey, the 10th book in the series, Dulcie is the prime suspect in the murder of a professor who had been questioning her scholarship.

Readers of previous volumes know that Dulcie can’t resist becoming involved in murder investigations, and this time, the stakes are even higher:Continue Reading

Review: Domino’s Journey

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In the late 1990s two women began feeding the stray cats and kittens of Hobe Sound, Florida. Next they enlisted local veterinarians to spay, neuter, and vaccinate them. When a nearly tragic event occurred to one very special cat, the women realized these animals needed a home—a sanctuary—where they could be loved and cared for. The result is Domino’s House, now located in Palm City, Florida. In Domino’s Journey, Janis Mullen offers a heart-touching account of one cat’s adventures and the creation of Domino’s House.Continue Reading

Review: To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me

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I love memoirs about cats that change their humans’ lives. I’ve had a few of these life changing cats in my own life, so I know just how much these furry angels in disguise can impact our lives. In To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me, journalist Heather Green shares her story of how three stray kittens that showed up in her boyfriend’s yard not only led to her becoming involved in a world of trapping, vet visits and kitten taming, but also helped her find her place in the world.Continue Reading