In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese blue and white porcelain tub in Walpole's house in London's Mayfair and never returned to dry land. The poem by Thomas Gray, "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold-fishes," was written as her mock epitaph.
Here is the true history of the event, and a look at the sparkling social and cultural life of the period. It is beautifully illustrated with Richard Bentley's original series of designs for the poem, William Blake's wonderful watercolors of some fifty years later, and the unpublished color illustrations produced in the 1940s by the noted children's book illustrator Kathleen Hale, of Orlando the Marmalade Cat fame.
If you live with a cat, you live with a teacher, one that watches your every move.
When author Tony Broadbent began observing his cat Zuzu in all her daily wanderings, he found she led him to new pathways of thought, new insights, and an unexpected trove of wisdom.
In tribute to the beloved little Bombay pussycat he took as his teacher, Tony has collected some of the teachings of Guru Zuzu into this enchanting little book. He has coupled them with illustrations that celebrate all cats, in the simple hope that you may delight in them too. And perhaps, as he did, also find some small measure of enlightenment for the way ahead.
"Very informative ... (with) very clear illustrations" - ***** reader's review
"My cat approves this book " - **** reader's review
Why does your cat always head straight for visitors who cant stand feline company? Why does he chatter his teeth when he sees a bird and prefer pond water to fresh?
This book will help you solve the riddles of your cats behaviour and put your own into context, too
A cat is content to be a cat. A cat is not owned by anybody. A cat imagines things about you, nothing you can know for sure. A cat reminds us that much in this world remains unknown.
In his novels, stories, and essays, Leonard Michaels proved himself to be one of the most incisive observers of human behavior, but few know that he was every bit as perspicacious a chronicler of America's favorite pet: the domestic cat. Elusive, elegant, and often humorous--much like his subject--Michaels gives us this unfathomable animal as we have never quite seen it before, and yet as we have always known it to be. Through a series of meditations, aphorisms, and anecdotes, along with original illustrations from Frances Lerner, A Cat is a both a compendium of feline behavior and a love letter to this marvelous creature.
Got fur balls?Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it's time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour--with a little help, of course, from your feline friends
In this collection from popular Web comic Yasmine Surovec, fabled characters and fairy princesses are replaced with cat ladies and gents ... and cats. Rapunzel's prince comes to rescue...his cats. Sleeping Beauty's true love's first kiss comes not from a prince but from a curious kitty. Each comic puts a contemporary witty spin on classic stories while continuing Yasmine's brilliant comedic take on cats and their owners. The result is a collection that illustrates that cat ladies make for more interesting (and somewhat crazy) princesses.
Two kittens were abandoned in a park. The women who found them were about to head off on a mountain trek. And the animal shelter was closed. The cats seemed game so their intrepid rescuers brought Bolt and Keel (so named) along for the adventure. It was the first of many. Kayleen VanderRee, an avid photographer, chronicled their trips on Instagram, and soon the cats' adventures went viral. Stars were born
Bolt and Keel invites readers to join the cats (and their humans)on a striking photographic journey through British Columbia's beautiful forests, mountains, and rivers. With the cats sitting in the bow of a canoe, perched on Danielle's shoulder, or navigating snowy hiking trails, Kayleen's images and charming captions capture an exploration of the natural world that any house cat--and any cat lover or adventure seeker--would envy.
Who is Pusheen? This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics--featuring the chubby, tubby tabby who has taken the Internet by storm--will fill you in on all the basics.Things you should know about Pusheen.
Birthday: February 18
Where she lives: In the house, on the couch, underfoot
Her favorite pastime: Blogging, sleeping
Her best feature: Her toe beans
Her favorite food: All of them Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty. Featuring some of the most popular stories from Pusheen's Tumblr and Facebook pages (plus a healthy serving of never-before-seen material), I Am Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.
Cat owners know the truth: cats, in fact, own them and their feline needs must be met--sooner rather than later. In this delightfully irreverent book, highlighted by Jackie Geyer's evocative illustrations, the author of the highly successful, "How to Live with a Neurotic Dog," offers coping mechanisms for those who struggle with the endless task of keeping their cats pampered and therefore happy.
The author of The Grapes of Ralph has produced an irresistible combination of words and images that brings Jones the cat vividly to life. In The Book of Jones, Steadman captures the special grace of cats and the strange power that they possess to enchant us. Line art throughout.