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Animal Tales: Create an Illustrated Storybook Featuring Your Cat

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Animal Tales is one of the most fun apps I’ve come across. Created by the same folks who brought you the successful ResQWalk, this free IOS app allows you to create custom story books featuring your cats. The storybooks can be created and shared for free, or printed for $12 with 20% of proceeds going to animal rescue.

“Our vision with Animal Tales was to create a unique, easy to use product for animal lovers to have fun with,” said Animal Tales Founder Bailey Schroeder.  I got to try the app and created two books, one for Ruby and one for Allegra (I didn’t want one of them feel left out!)Continue Reading

The Nine Lives of Christmas Premieres on Hallmark Channel

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I have a confession to make: I have a soft spot for sappy holiday movies, and thanks to the Hallmark Channel, I can indulge this fondness from November 1 through December 31 each year. Most of the movies follow a pretty set pattern, as you would expect from the genre. Occasionally, they’ve featured movies with dogs, but this year, for the first time that I know of, there’s a movie featuring cats. And not just any movie: The Nine Lives of Christmas is based on the book of the same title by Sheila Roberts, which happens to be one of my favorite Christmas cat books.Continue Reading

Review: Lola: Diary of a Rescued Cat by Dawn White

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When Dawn White first saw the photo of a sick, pathetic looking tabby on Facebook, she was looking for a companion for her then almost three-year-old black and white Lexy. At the time, Lola was being cared for at Manhattan Cat Specialists after being rescued from a kill shelter. As happens to so many of us, there  was something in Lola’s eyes that drew Dawn in. She visited Lola at the veterinary clinic, and it was, as she writes in Lola: Diary of a Rescue Cat, “the second best decision I ever made,” the first being, of course, adopting Lexy eight months earlier.Continue Reading

Pawsitive Connection: Purrfect Endings

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Guest post by Stacey Ritz

We save each other. I am grateful to experience the power of positive connection time and again throughout my life. I started rescuing stray and injured animals in need as soon as I could walk, so I suppose it has always been in my DNA to co-found an animal welfare organization to assist animals in need on a larger platform. As for my words- my parents recorded my first word as “talks a lot!” in my neatly kept baby book. They claim that once I started talking, I didn’t stop. I guess some things never change. I channel that raw spirit and energy into my writing, in an effort to share my experiences with you.

Life teaches us many lessons over the course of our years.Continue Reading

Review: I Knead My Mommy And Other Poems by Kittens

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Francesco Marciuliano has a unique ability to capture cats’ personalities. He proved this in his New York Times Bestseller I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats, and I know I wasn’t the only cat lover who was eagerly awaiting publication of his new book, I Knead My Mommy And Other Poems by Kittens. While I had reservations about the first book based on the title (reservations that turned out to be completely wrong,) the title of this book, which the author called “sort of a sequel – or a prequel, depending on how you look at it,” combined with the ridiculously adorable cover, generated an “awww” response for me that is probably hardwired into most cat lovers.Continue Reading

Review: Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat

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When it comes to unusual feline lifestyles, Bailey, a three-year-old seal point Siamese, is leading quite the life. Bailey lives on board a 37-foot yacht just outside Rome, Italy, with his human guardians. Bailey has been cruising the Mediterranean since 2011. His adventures were first chronicled on his blog, which was the basis for Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat. Eventually, Bailey hopes to cruise around the world with his two humans.Continue Reading

Review: A Tiger’s Tale by Laura Morrigan

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As is often the case for me, the cover of A Tiger’s Tale is what initially drew me to the book. My eye immediately went to the little black kitten on the rock! When I read the synopsis, I was hooked:

When a normally mellow tiger at a rescue facility trees a terrified vet, animal behaviorist Grace Wilde needs to use her psychic ability to get to the root of the problem…

A Tiger’s Tale is the second book in Laura Morrigan’s Call of the Wilde series, featuring veterinarian and animal behaviorist Grace Wilde. Continue Reading

Review: Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs

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I doubt that anyone reading this blog needs convincing that cats are family members. In fact, for most of us, it’s hard to understand that not everyone feels the way we do, but the fact of the matter is that cats (and dogs) were once wild animals. In Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, Science deputy news editor David Grimm explores the changing status of cats and dogs in our society, from their wild origins to their current status of the most loved and valued animals on the planet.

The book is divided into three sections:Continue Reading

Review: How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity

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It’s no secret that cats are hot on the internet, and some of the more prominent internet cats have probably made their guardians rich enough to at least be able to give up their day jobs. If you’ve ever wondered whether your cat could be the next Maru, Grumpy Cat or Lil BUB, How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom offers advice on how to make your cat the next feline superstar.

Written by Patricia Carlin, with photography by Dustin Fenstermacher, this “guide” will help youContinue Reading