The mysterious Cat has long been associated with psychic phenomena and otherworldly happenings.
Monday, one of my own feline family members who has since passed over to the
Great Beyond herself, used to chase what seemed to be a ghost cat up and down our stairs; a friend who is sensitive to
such things said she occasionally caught a glimpse the spirit kitty herself. My current feline companions,
Harmony & Pouncival, often quietly sit and stare at a place where Monday used to sleep but I've never seen them sit or sleep there themselves.
Are they leaving "room" for Monday's ghost? Hmmmmmmm....
If you live with cats I'll bet
you have at least one supernatural kitty story to tell. But I'll also bet you can't match any of these classic ghost cat tales.
In this companion volume to the popular Ghost Dogs of the South,
award-winning folklorist Randy Russell presents more than 20 original stories of cats who reach between the
worlds of life and death. Each story is birthed from existing folklore, noted incidents of ghost cats,
and first-person accounts. No mere compendium of reported incidents and sightings, this ghostly volume introduces
the reader to the fuller circumstances and personalities of known encounters with cats who have landed on their
feet in the afterlife.
Pieces of My Heart: Writings Inspired by Animals and Nature by Jim Willis
Pieces of My Heart is a soulful, heartfelt tribute to animals and a plea for compassion.
As you immerse yourself in its truths you'll reach for the nearest animal to hug, you'll smile through tears,
and you'll feel the urge to run barefoot in the grass. The author paints an emotional rainbow with a palette akin to
Thoreau, Khalil Gibran, James Thurber, Chief Seattle, and James Herriot. Pieces of My Heart encompasses favorites such as
"We Are Their Heroes," "How Could You?," "The Basset Chronicles," and "The Zen of Cat," as well as a treasure-trove of new
"Jim Willis makes a connection with the hearts and souls of animals that all humans should strive for. His writings read as if the creatures he so passionately cares for penned them. He powerfully reinforces the concept and importance of the human-animal bond, and that bond is evident in nearly everything he writes. Pieces of My Heart comes closer to speaking the minds of our non-human animal brethren and speaking up for Creation than anything else you'll ever read." — Dick Weavil, Publisher, AnimalTalk newsletter
A dazzlingly-illustrated Gothic adventure that's both beautiful and bizarre.
Featuring a diverse cast of feline characters, Nosfelinu’s stunning cavernous façades and splendid Victorian costumes
bring to life the famous story of vampire intrigue and bloodlust. Sharp, macabre, and darkly humorous,
Nosfelinu is an extraordinary re-interpretation of the Dracula myth. Not recommended for underage kittens!
The Cat Guru offers an intimate view of the birth and growth of two wonderful semi wild kittens, Bhakti and Samah, in an ashram in India. As we witness their joys and growth and scrapes, this multi level story serves as a background for our own spiritual and psychological growth. Lively cat photos included.
The creators of the bestselling Day in the Life and America 24/7 series
do honor to The Cat in this beautiful picture collection.
Thousands of professional and amateur photographers across the nation submitted more than
50,000 digital photos of their cats; the 500 considered to be the best can be found
in this book.
And you can get a customized copy with your own cat on the cover!
In this companion to her successful introduction to cat behavior
Think Like a Cat,
Pam Johnson-Bennett, the award-winning author and feline behaviorist, shows how adding
another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although
cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, Johnson-Bennett shows how to plan, set up,
and maintain a home environment that will help multiple cats—and their owners—live in peace.
Cat vs. Cat will help readers understand the importance of territory, the specialized
communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies, and how to interpret
the so-called "bad behavior" that leads so many owners to needless frustration.
Offering a wealth of information on how to diffuse tension, prevent squabbles and ambushes,
blend two families, or help the elder kitty in your family, Cat vs. Cat is a welcome resource
for both seasoned and prospective guardians of cat families large and small.
Written by a wise and clever cat (aren't they all!) and translated from the original feline by
talented human Paul Gallico, The Silent Miaow is a cat lovers' classic:
a manual which instructs stray kittens and homeless cats in how to obtain, captivate,
and dominate the families of their choice... with great love, affection and
for our own good, of course! Includes 200 B&W photographs.
What would cats say if they were of a mind to talk?
Shaff captures the essence of the ever-elusive cat in her gorgeous photographs,
and Roy Blount Jr., who the New York Times says is "in serious contention for the
title of America's Most Cherished Humorist," provides accompanying verse that seems
to speak a cat's thoughts. The combined result is a touching and often hilarious
take on the minds and hearts of felines.
Rachael Hale has won numerous awards for her animal portraiture.
This collection features 101 beautiful photographs of magnificent felines.
Hale's special rapport with animals has allowed her to capture the essence of her subjects.
She lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand, with her three inspiring cats, Edmund, Gianni, and Versace.
If you like cats and adventure stories, this is the book for you! Kathie Freeman has
created a spunky feline protagonist that you can't help but root for and a colorful
world of natural and human wonders for her to explore. Touching, funny, wise & unique -
I've never read a book quite like this. I didn't want it to end and hope Ms Freeman writes
a sequel :-)
Most of us will agree that our cats are considered members of the family,
but we still regard them as different from us.
Diane Dippelhofer takes our relationship with them a step further and shows that
the human-feline bond can be much more than what we initially perceive it to be.
Through stories about the challenges we all face at different times - loss of a loved one,
fear of failure, estranged relationships, discrimination, our own inadequacies, and fear of
taking risks - we see how our cats may understand better than we do how to resolve these human dilemmas. Whether you're a cat lover or not, your spirits will be uplifted as these cats teach their human benefactors about hope, love, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, and acceptance in this collection of humorous and poignant short stories.
Her struggle for survival and her search for home and family is a story animal lovers of
all ages will want to read and share.
In 1875, Edwina Von Stetina, an amateur naturalist, inherited a secluded country estate from her seafaring uncle Captain Bartholomew Katt. Soon after arriving at Mewingham Manor she discovers some curious new animals; they appear to be tiny butterfly-winged kittens and miniature winged mice! After finding her Uncle's journals, she learns that the study of these fascinating creatures was his lifetime work, and she reads about how he collected a wide variety of flittens on his voyages around the world and brought them back to Mewingham Manor. The faithful staff at the manor, Cook and the groundskeeper, helped keep the secret. Only now is the story being told.
An ode to the wonderful and mysterious behavior of cats
based on the author's loving observation of his own furry family.
Each chapter is devoted to a study of a particular emotion, ranging from love to playfulness to anger.
The connection between females and felines is a long and mythic one. Clea takes us
from ancient Egypt's Cat Goddess Bast and the Norse Goddess Freya & her flying cats
to modern "cat women" interviewed in search of truths about the age-old connection between our two tribes.
But some of the most touching passages are the personal stories of Clea's special bond with Cyrus,
her feline muse and dear friend. A beautiful book.
"In a small, cozy cottage lived Mrs. McTats. She lived all alone, except for one cat"
But Mrs McT can't resist a cat in need of a home and soon her feline family starts to grow... and grow... and grow!
Mrs. McTats's easy hospitality will charm the socks off your youngsters so much
they won't realize it's an alphabet and counting book combined. (Ages 3 to 7)
Pam's premise is that most feline behavioral problems are a direct result of
misunderstandings that arise because humans don't understand the cat's point of view!
Learn the secrets of interactive cat-play, selecting an irresistible scratching post,
avoiding litter box problems and lots more.
A clever, funny story that teaches children to respect cats.
And any adult who has raised a kitten will appreciate it too!
The first chapter is from the humans' point of view but
from chapter two on, our feline heroine Cupcake is old enough to tell her own tale
... and quite a tale it is! (Reading level ages 9-12 but younger children
would enjoy having it read to them)
An exploration of the mysterious nature of the house cat,
that least tamed and most successful of domestic species.
If you've ever wondered
why cats, unlike dogs, have physically changed so little since domestication,
why these historically solitary animals can be so social or
why a cat often heads for the one person in the room who doesn't like them, pick up this book.
There's even a cat personality test :-)
The Color Kittens
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Alice Provensen & Martin Provensen
Who could resist two adventurous kittens mixing paints to create every color in the world?!
This lovely book opens up the world of color for little kids, in a sweet and delightful way.
A classic! (reading level ages 4-8)
Artist Anne Stockton wrote and illustrated this unique book in tribute to a
very special feline companion. She
conveys the feelings stirred by the loss and remembrance of her dear Honey-Bun beautifully and
through the heartfelt poetry of her words and artwork.
I reread it after my dear Monday passed over
in December, 2001 and again when we lost Honeybear in May. This book is a gem!
Skillfully administered massage provides sublime relaxation and the feeling of intense
well-being... for your cat! Learn the six basic massage strokes, 50 massage techniques from
whiskers to tail plus specific advice for pregnant cats, elderly cats, injured cats and kittens and
how to "voice massage."
Author MaryJean Ballner is a licensed massage therapist and animal photographer.
Judy's translation of Bubbles the Cat's guide is full of practical tutorials: how to take
control of a mouse; how to send other cats spicey E-mail;
how to read cat emoticons; how you and your cat can tap into big databases where
you don't belong. A guide to Kitty Nettiquette will keep you out of cat-fights on the
Infobahn (assuming you want to) plus how to find all the coolest cat stuff on the Internet.
Illustrated by sci-fi artist Alan Okamoto.
Is your beloved feline cunningly clever or blissfully ignorant? Find out how your cat rates
on everything from compatibility, intelligence and sensitivity to charm, curiously and imagination.
You can also see how you measure up as an owner with a test that assesses your knowledge of
responsibilities and your attitude toward your cat.
Sarton's turn as secretary to her feline auteur yields a fun, moving tale of purrsonal growth.
Tom Jones, Cat-About-Town,
decides it is time to find a home, and ends up at the house of Sarton and her companion. Over
becomes a Gentleman Cat, and eventually -- when he learns both to give and to receive love -- a
Fur Person. Sarton raises the
issues of what makes a person, and what makes a family -- and though her story risks cuteness,
she ably avoids overdoing it.
Cat lovers and kids are not the only folks who will enjoy this parable about the importance of love
and the discovery of family
in all shapes, sizes, and species.
Philip Gonzalez had lost all interest in living after an industrial accident left him disabled. A
suggested he adopt a dog.Reluctantly he went to the shelter ,where Ginny,a badly abused
one-year-old pup,quickly won him over.Philip realized immediately that Ginny was no
dog-she had an amazing sixth sense that enabled her to find and rescue stray and ailing
Madame,who is completely deaf; Revlon, who has only one eye;Betty Boop,who has no
feet;and Topsy,a paralyzed kitten whom Ginny found abandoned in an empty
Philip have now rescued and found homes for over 200 cats,and they have over 60
whom they visit and feed twice daily .Even more than extraordinary,Ginny's angelic
given Philip a sense of purpose and a new lease on life. You will never forget the true
Ginny, the dog who rescues cats.
A quote from the author: "It tells the true story of my friendship with Alice, a cat, and how
she helped me through a difficult time in my life. The book explores the
relationship between humans and animals, and the ways in which they can
lead us not only to a fuller understanding of life, but to a spiritual
awakening to the world and the place of humans in it."
From time immemorial cats have played a prominent role in the world of folklore. In the
than 50 tales included here, cats help worthy heroes, live double lives in human and animal
societies, play tricks or symbolize the natural order.
With illustrations by Kitty Harvill.
An elegant summary of what little is known about this fascinating subject as well as an
impressive compilation of insights into feline artistic techniques, aims
Illustrated by some extraordinary color photographs of cats
Ms. McElroy takes us on an amazing and moving journey as she explores the phenomenon
human-animal bond and provides compelling evidence of the psychological, spiritual and scientific
roles animals play in our lives.
This two hour book-on-tape is read by the author.
...or How to Succeed With Humans (Without Really Trying)
Written by cats for cats, this delightful, clever
book teaches cats how to rule their home, manage their human
companions, and be a cat with an attitude. Illustrated by Mike Flint
Who is a single woman's best friend and closest advisor--the one
she sleeps with at night, who shares her every secret, admires her
every move, and guards everything from her newspaper to her
refrigerator? Her cat, of course. In this collection of feline etiquette,
one wise cat gives hilarious advice to his human catmom about her
relationship with a new guy. Illustrated by Bonnie Timmons.
The author has an instinct for animals wild and domestic and for what makes them behave
the way they do.
A fascinating book about the evolution, temperment and behavior of cats and how they relate to
one another and to us.
Even the most conscientious cat parent can panic in an emergency but Dr. Bamberger will
help keep us human caretakers calm and collected in a crisis with this paperback reference guide.
She begins with a thorough overview of basic lifesaving techniques -- from restraining and
transport to CPR -- while helping readers assess their cat's condition and determine what action to
take. The author
then outlines first aid measures for specific injuries and maladies from spider bites to
mouth burns to fractures and seizures. Includeds detailed line drawings and a glossary of medical
This splendid celebration of the many breeds of domesticated cats
and their intriguing histories will enthrall and delight cat fanciers of
Many beautiful full-color photographs representing 37 breeds.
Cats are natural yogis, and observing them can teach us much about flexibility, relaxation
following our bliss. You can learn a lot about yoga... and cats... through the photos and
this clever book.
Each double-page spread in this hardcover yearbook... beautifully illustrated with
portraits and delightful drawings... offers space for seven-day entries of your own.
There are also cat facts and anecdotes, tales of famous felines and an astrological feature in the
back of the book where cat characteristics are revealed
for each of the twelve signs.
A wise old housecat narrates the story of his life, from being orphaned as a kitten, through
the acquisition of a human family
and his discovery of the secrets of ancient cat wisdom, to how he gained a feline family of his very
Warm and witty--and possessed of a surprisingly sophisticated
narrative manner--Foudini is a cat with truly irrepressible, and
irresistible, feline flair.
Thanks to Rebecca Katz for the recommendation.
As America's favorite pets, cats are showered with attention, both at home and in the
media. Until now, no one has faced the
impact this celebrity has on the cats themselves: the truth is, felines are succumbing to eating
disorders, chronic fatigue,
obsessive behavior and shadaholism! Tongue-in-cheek funny, but also true :->
Illustrated by Peter Spacek. Thanks to Darklayce for the recommendation.
Dramatic, full-page illustrations complement a look at the twelve signs of the zodiac as
they apply to our feline companions.
Clever and funny with insights into cat behavior that can you'll appreciate even if you're not
Science fiction and fantasy combine to create a stunning full-color tarot deck based on a
distant place known as the Outer
Region where people have a mystical rapport with nature. If you're a Tarot reader
who loves cats, this is the deck for you. The cards can also be appreciated as 78 beautiful
miniature works of art
featuring exotically costumed humans surrounded by cats.
Cards measure 2 5/8" x 4 5/8" and come with an instruction
or, Games, Toys & Hobbies to Keep Your Cat's Mind Active.
A delightful collection of fun games for felines and their humans housemates
plus how-to projects that
don't require special crafting skills or a lot of money.
Cleverly illustrated by John Bianchi.
Two of our favorite mystery writers are also cat lovers.
Lilian Jackson Braun's
protagonist is Jim Qwilleran, a journalist who lives with two always clever and sometimes psychic
Siamese cats who help him solve crimes.
The Cat Who Went up the Creek
is her latest hardcover release and many more of her books are available in paperback.
Lydia Adamson writes mysteries featuring Alice Nestleton, an eccentric cat sitter who's also
an actress and an amateur sleuth.
Her latest is called A Cat on Stage Left.
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