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Christmas Cat Books for Your Holiday Reading List

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For my entire life, books have been an integral part of my Christmas traditions and memories. Even before I could read, Santa would always leave a book or two under the tree for me, and I have beautiful memories of sitting in my mom or dad’s lap as they read the books to me. Later memories find me curled up by the tree with my new books. To this day, one of the things I do every Christmas is to treat myself to a special book to enjoy sitting by the tree.Continue Reading

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Review: Star Trek Cats

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Attention, Trekkies: Star Trek has gone to the cats! In Star Trek Cats, illustrator Jenny Parks offers a funny take on characters from the original Star Trek series. The whole gang is represented: Captain Kirk, Engineer Scotty, Dr. “Bones,” Lieutenant Uhura, and, of course, the inimitable Mr. Spock.Continue Reading

Review: As Dark As My Fur

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Even though the saying goes “you can’t always judge a book by its cover,” this actually doesn’t always apply with book covers. However, in the case of As Dark As My Fur, the second book in Clea Simon’s Blackie and Care Cat Mystery series, the cover accurately reflects the book’s feel and tone.

Written in the voice of Blackie, a black cat with a mysterious past, set in an unnamed city with a post-apocalyptic feel, this series combines elements of fantasy and mystery. In As Dark As My Fur, Simon continues the adventures of Blackie and  teenager Care, an apprentice private detective. Continue Reading

Review: The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club

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Reading contemporary romance novels is one of my guilty pleasures, and when the book features a cat, so much the better! The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club by Nic Tatano is one of the most delightful books in the genre that I’ve come across in quite some time, and what’s even better, it’s part of a series. And it features a tortoiseshell kitten – how much better can a book get!Continue Reading

Review: The Comeback Cat

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Diabetes in humans has reached epidemic proportions, and sadly, this trend also affects our cats. Diabetes affects as many as 1 in 50 cats, and appears to be more prevalent due to factors such as diet and low activity levels. Male, neutered cats are at increased risk, as are cats who are overweight or obese. A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming for cat parents. In The Comeback Cat: Cleo’s Incredible Journey Through Feline Diabetes to Remission, Heather Peden shares her experience  with this disease.Continue Reading

Review: Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself

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Cats and boxes: we all know the fascination is endless. How many times have you bought what you thought was a really cool cat toy or cat tree for your cats, only to find that they love the box it came in much more than the actual item? Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself offers step-by-step instructions to turn boxes and cardboard into a variety of cat houses and play spaces your cats will love.Continue Reading