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Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style Now Shipping from Amazon

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What are the odds that both of my new books started shipping from Amazon prior to their official publication date! Tortitude: The BIG Book of Cats With a BIG Attitude was supposed to be released February 5, but Amazon started shipping the books on December 26. Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style was supposed to be released on June 5, but Amazon started shipping copies on Friday!

If you pre-ordered Purrs of Wisdom, you should receive your copy any day now. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can order the book now! The Kindle version of the book will be available shortly.

Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment Feline Style is also shipping from Barnes and Noble. The book will be in stores June 5.

In Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style, I explore our relationships with cats by offering insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. Based on the Conscious Cat Sunday column on this site, Purrs of Wisdom celebrates all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. This beautifully designed book will also feature lots of gorgeous cat photos.Continue Reading

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Review: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat

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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

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Cat Art Show LA Comes Back for a Second Year in March

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“Night Out,” by Marc Dennis. Oil on linen mounted panel, 2013

Those of us who love cats already know that cats are works of art. Susan Michal, the curator of CatCon LA, brought together 104 works of art in the forms of painting, sculptures and even a quilt for the inaugural show in 2014. The sequel, Cat Art Show LA 2, will be even bigger and feature more than 70 globally-recognized artists. All of the artwork will be available for sale including both originals and limited editions and a portion of the proceeds will go to Kitten Rescue.Continue Reading

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Your Tortie Could Be in My New Book

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I am super excited to announce that Mango Media will be publishing my new book, Tortitude: The Little Book of Cats With a Big Attitude, in February of 2016. The book will include fun facts about torties, as well as funny, inspirational and thought-provoking quotes, and, of course, lots and lots of photos of torties.

And this is where you come in:Continue Reading

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SoulSessions: Photography At the End of Life

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We live in a culture that doesn’t like to discuss death, let alone look at it, yet pet guardians who ask former zookeeper and Portland-based photographer Kristin Zabawa to take pictures of their dying pets say the photos are critical in helping them process their grief.

For the past five years, Zabawa has been quietly capturing the final moments between guardians and their pets during what she calls “SoulSessions.” Continue Reading

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Review: Cat Lady Chic by Diane Lovejoy

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I’m not fond of the term Crazy Cat Lady. It diminishes those of us who love cats for the unique and wonderful creatures that they are by assigning a label that usually has a derogatory connotation, even if it’s used with humorous self-deprecation. I’m not even all that comfortable with the term “cat lady,” because most people immediately add the “crazy” in front of it in their minds. However, the “cat lady” image is changing, with trailblazers such as the stylish Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther leading the way. A new book, Cat Lady Chic, also blows the image of the unfashionable, unkempt, frumpy cat lady out of the water.Continue Reading

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Cat Photography Q&A with Michele West

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Michele West has been a photographer most of her life. She considers herself fortunate to have studied photography early when it was still “film” and in the style of the great masters. Henri Cartier-Bresson, who is considered the father of photo journalism, and who coined the term, “the decisive moment,” was one of her great inspirations.  The decisive moment is waiting for all the elements to come perfectly together.Continue Reading

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Cat Photography Tips from a Pro

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Anji Martin is a Washington DC based photographer who specializes in wedding photography, portraits – and cats. Her company, Potok’s World Photography, is named after her beloved cat Potok, who was her best friend. Potok passed away in October of 2013.

Anji’s cat photos are absolutely stunning. She has a way of capturing her feline subjects’ unique personalities. I was delighted to get a chance to ask Anji some questions about cat photography.Continue Reading

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Review: The Elegance of the Cat by Tamsin Pickeral and Astrid Harrisson

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Stunning. Spectacular. Striking. Those are only a few of the words I’d use to describe The Elegance of the Cat. The photos alone are absolutely incredible, and capture cats in their multi-faceted beauty.

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The combination of award winning photographer Astrid Harrisson’s photos and a richly detailed narrativeContinue Reading

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