Two years ago, I was honored when Arabella Carter-Johnson wrote a guest post for us, introducing us to her very special autistic daughter Iris and her Maine Coon cat Thula, who was instrumental in helping Iris open up and communicate in ways that she hadn’t done before. Since then, the pair have captured the world’s heart through their Facebook page and other media outlets.
Buffy, an orange tabby from the Chicago suburbs, is one busy cat. Over the course of his life, this handsome boy was a bartender, a judge, a DJ, a teacher, and a dental hygienist. He spends his days commuting on public transit, going grocery shopping, and enjoying a cold beverage at the end of a long day. He also does chores such as mowing the lawn and chopping firewood, but fear not, in addition to working hard, Buffy also knows how to relax. On weekends, he lays out at the beach, goes fishing, and relaxes by listening to music.Continue Reading
I’m pretty sure cats are the original yoga masters. After all, who better to show us the importance of meditating, and keeping our mind and body flexible and strong? Yogi Cats explores the connection between yoga and cats with a combination of practical advice, quotes by famous yoga practitioners, and a healthy dose of feline wisdom. Accompanied by whimsical illustrations, this little book is a treasure.Continue Reading
The Old Man and The Cat: A Love Story is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, a retired Professor of Psychology, became a cat guardian even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind. He discovers a homeless cat sitting outside his bedroom window one cold winter morning. He starts out leaving food for her. When he finds her sleeping in a basket that holds gardening supplies in his shed, he lines the basket with a warm blanket.Continue Reading
I confess, I do enjoy reading contemporary romance novels, and when the book features a cat, so much the better! Sophy Burnham’s Love, Alba will satisfy readers of both cat book and romance genres. The book has it all: love, romance, adventure, and three delightful feline characters. Continue Reading
Do you have a co-dependent relationship with your cats? One definition of co-dependency is that it “often involves placing a lower priority on one’s own needs, while being excessively preoccupied with the needs of others.” If I substitute the words “Allegra and Ruby” for the word “others” in this definition, then I’m guilty. Of course, there are fare worse definitions of co-dependency, many of which involve the word “dysfunctional,” but we won’t go there.
From Yasmine Surovec, the creator of Cat Versus Human, comes a new book, My Pet Human*. Aimed at children ages 6 through 10, the book tells the story of Oliver, and independent cat who has the run of his neighborhood and pities his animal friends who share their lives with humans. But when a young girl moves into town, he decides to take this opportunity to train a human.Continue Reading
I’m not a huge fan of reading Fantasy, nor do I generally read middle grade novels, so Chermpf* by William S. Russell III was a bit of a stretch for me, and I’ll be honest, the only reason I even picked it up was because the pitch email from the author’s wife was so lovely, I had to at least give it a try. And I have to say, I’m glad I did.Continue Reading