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Review: “Furever”, and How We Memorialize Our Animal Companions

Each of us has a unique bond with the animals who share our lives, and that includes how we memorialize them after their death. In a society where we each have different beliefs and rituals around how we memorialize our human loved ones, the idea of memorializing a beloved pet

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Book Review: “Love Saves the Day”

Published on February 7, 2014 in book review

Cats really are the center of the universe, and Prudence is sure of this even as her little universe changes dramatically from the very first paragraph of the book to the last. The world changes pretty dramatically for the humans in her life as well, beginning with lives apart and

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Book Review: The Night Before Christmas (Now With Cats)

Now we know cats really own Christmas—or at least the tree and Santa’s sleigh! Melissa Haas has followed Catula, the Misadventures of Dracula’s Cat with another charming and colorful illustrated story book, inspired by her best friend and therapy kitty, Sunny, her rescued Cornish Rex, in a reworking? —corrected version?

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Book Review: “Adventures in Veterinary Medicine”, by Ingrid King

Usually when we visit the veterinarian we are focused on our pets, even if our visit is only for an annual exam and not for a medical condition. But for as much as we love our animals, imagine people who work with them all day long, every day—but most of

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Book Review and Farewell to Homer, the Blind WonderCat

Published on August 30, 2013 in book review

If we share our lives with animals and truly relish our relationships with them, we realize that, for all we feel we have to teach our animal companions, they also have their lessons for us. And while our lessons are usually of a practical nature—this is where you eat, this

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Book Review: Parrots Prove Deadly by Clea Simon

Published on July 5, 2013 in book review, books

Pru Marlowe is just your average person living in a big older home in a small town, trying to get on her feet and stay there, maybe trying to run a little farther from her past and stay non-committal in a relationship, the perfect setting for a cozy mystery. Except

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Book Review: Buckley’s Story, Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher

Published on April 5, 2013 in authors, book review

Most of us have had more than one pet, and while we love them all and each has taught us important lessons during their stay with us, we could probably each say that one of them has led us to change our lives, an angel come to teach us a

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Book Review: Catula, the Misadventures of Dracula’s Cat

In watching Sunny, her Cornish Rex, sleeping, his mouth slightly open to show his little cat fangs, one fond thought came to Melissa Haas’s mind: “Catula”. And referring to his lithe and angular Oriental-influenced body with his pale fur suggesting the idea of a vampire, she said “And you just

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Release Day for “Cat Daddy” by Jackson Galaxy

I was honored to be given a copy of this book by the publisher simply because I shared links to My Cat From Hell, trying to help promote it. I actually don’t have a television and did not watch the program, nor have I watched it on iTunes, so I

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“Dog Confessions” and “I’d Rather Be a Cat” Winners!

So we have two winners! I did toss the entries in the air and see which one Jelly Bean went for, but five black cats each wanted to choose the winner! Seems the others were a little miffed at the popularity of the little brother. I think we may have

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