Overview -Cat Lady Chronicles makes the 'purrfect' illustrated gift book for Cat Ladies, Cat Ladies-in-Waiting, and all pet lovers -Officina Libraria's previous title The Well-Read Cat has now sold well over 10,000 copies through ACC Distribution -Readers will relate easily to this endearing and highly entertaining tale of a career woman's devotion to ten cats, and counting -This tenderhearted and humorous book confirms why cats are the No. 1 pet in America and the UK and a girl's best friend Cat Lady Chronicles is the heartwarming true story of an art-book editor who finds her unexpected calling as a Cat Lady. Author Diane Lovejoy shares her private joy in rescuing ten orphaned cats that desperately needed a Cat Lady to adopt them. As Lovejoy passionately 'collects cats, ' she realizes that the parallels between the art world and the feline world are more pronounced than she ever could have imagined. And just as each of the author's cats undoubtedly has nine lives, Lovejoy discovers that the care and feeding of her extended feline family nourishes her soul, providing a new lease of life. This delightfully candid, witty memoir about cat love gone mad will appeal to readers of every stripe. As Lovejoy writes, 'Isn't there a little bit of the Cat Lady in all of us?' Images of cats, many with their ladies, by famous artists complement these charming chronicles, which also include helpful tips on felines presented inThe Scoop and Outside the Box.
'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline entered the heart -- and home -- of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement. For the cat who came for Christmas is clearly of the Independent Type, and Cleveland Amory, cranky or not, is a pushover where animals are concerned.
Toe to toe they stand -- Amory at six feet three, the cat at six inches -- and eyeball to eyeball with each other on every issue: whether or not to come when called; to recognize one's name; to take a trip, a pill, a bath, or a walk on a leash; to be civil to New People; or even in an age when Thin Is In, why anyone in his right mind would want to be the Last Fat Cat. We will not spoil The Cat Who Came For Christmas by telling you who blinks first. Suffice it to say that in this hilarious battle, nine times out of ten, it is not the cat.
The pet photographer and bestselling author of the Shake series presents more than sixty cute, cuddly, and charming cats caught in mid-lick in this delightfully funny full-color photography collection.
Photographed in Carli Davidson's recognizable style, Lick Cats includes more than 130 highly detailed, up-close portraits of cats at their most candid tongue-flicking moments. Showcasing slow-motion photography, Lick Cats follows the same layout as her previous books--each spread features two images of the same cat placed side by side to capture them in the action. The collection also includes a model roster listing the names, ages, and types of cats photographed, charming outtake images from the shoots, a short introduction about her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage fans to adopt a rescue cat.
Filled with adorable and entertaining photographs, Lick Cats is a must for every cat fanatic as well as photography and animal lovers.
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 compedium 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.
Household cats are happy to lie about, preferably in a sunny spot, their only effort a trip to the food bowl or litter box. It is up to their humans to keep them healthy, physically active and mentally engaged. Fit Cat provides cat owners with a road map to the best care they can give their feline companions.
In 14 chapters, the book covers every part of a cat's life. There is information seldom covered in cat books -- such as budgeting, staying in hotels, assessing health at home and reducing anxiety -- and also includes problem solving and more than a dozen games that will engage even the laziest of cats.
- How Healthy is Your Cat? - veterinarian, medications
- Knowing Your Cat - feline emotions, popular breeds, what gestures and meows reveal
- Grooming and Hygiene - hair, nails, teeth and gums
- Food and Nutrition - portion size, foods, treats, weight
- Behavior Issues - tackling problem behaviors like attacking ankles and waking you up
- Basic and Advanced Tricks - training command, cat psychology
- The Indoor Life - scratching posts, beds, play
- Litter Training - litter boxes, cleaning, solving problems like going outside the box
- Travel - airplanes, boats, hotels, anxiety, kitty-proofing a hotel room
- Pet First Aid - emergencies, CPR, first aid kit, bleeding, bee stings, burns
- Socializing - cat to cat, cat to dog, cat to people, cat to spouse/mate/guest, cats and birds
- Budgeting - how to lower expenses, what never to cut out, homemade toys, pet insurance
- The Early Years - kitten care
- The Senior Years - tips, pet-proof the house, dementia, euthanasia, adopting a senior cat, feline trivia.
There are at least 74 million and as many as 96 million pet cats in America alone. More than 2.7 million people "like" cats on Facebook. For millions of cat lovers who want only to give their pets a long, happy and healthy life. Fit Cat has the expert advice and guidance to do just that.
A completely original and funny new take on cats. Doogie Horner, a writer and illustrator, knows just what it is about cats that so obsesses and delights us--their impenetrable personalities, their self-contained quirkiness, the aura of mystery that makes it seem as if they're always up to something that they don't want us to know about. So he imagines their secret lives for us, in a way that takes the most surprising and whimsical turns.With full-color illustrations and absurdly funny short stories, Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren't Aware Of is a gallery of 100 impossible cat characters. Like the Alien cat, Xort, who reports back to his planet: "Have trained my humans to feed and pet me. They suspect nothing." Or the Mountain Climber cat, Snowball, who is planning a perilous route up the North Curtain to Mt. Bookcase. Or Mystico, the Magician cat--no one could figure out how he sawed a dog in half. (The answer was simple: He didn't like dogs.) And Hjalmar, the Viking cat, whose motto is "Pillage. Tuna. Plunder. Nap."
What's funnier than cats with stuff on them? Wet Cats. When Stuffonmycat.com (a Yahoo Top 25 Web site featured on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") launched in 2005, some of the first images posted were of adorable, laugh-out-loud funny, somewhat pathetic cats that for one reason or another were soaked to the bone. Whether they were caught outside in a rainstorm, rolled around in something foul and required a good scrubbing, or enjoyed bathing for fun, these cats got wet. Good thing their owners had a camera handy. This refreshingly clean addition to the Stuff on My Cat series features 200 of the best photographs of wet cats from the ever-popular Web site, and is the only book of its kind in the world.
-Man's other best friend are the stars of this little book, which will teach you everything you have ever wondered about cats -The latest installment in a series of pocket-sized guides -Full of fun facts, interesting stories and stunning pictures, this book will appeal to cat lovers worldwide When was the cat domesticated? What are the different breeds of exotic shorthair? How can a dog and a cat get along? When were cat breeds invented? What are the most beautiful cat stories in literature? Why was the cat associated with the Devil during the Middle Ages? What are the characteristics of a Siamese cat? This richly illustrated little book answers every question you could imagine about the history, behavior, psychology and care and treatment of cats.
Celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown's collection of all-new drawings sweetly illustrates the joys of living with a cat. Featured in McSweeney's and on NPR's This American Life, and praised by comic luminaries Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes, Brown's work has always paid tribute to felines as they curl up on couches and purr on the peripheries of his autobiographical stories. Cat Getting Out of a Bag follows his cat Misty--really, any cat--as she goes about her everyday activities and adventures. In a series of drawings, Brown perfectly captures the universal charm of cats in a lovely book sure to please fans and cat lovers of any stripe.
It's an age-old battle: cat vs. dog. Now, National Geographic and BuzzFeed's Jack Shepherd team up to settle the dispute once and for all Documenting cats' superior abilities in such areas as artistry, athleticism, and intellect, Shepherd provides compelling insight into the fight for pet dominance. Perfectly pairing witty text with hilarious photographs and hard-hitting scientific facts, this brutally honest book culls the best evidence of the supremacy of cats (that the Internet can provide) to establish with definitive proof that individuals of the feline persuasion reign supreme over their canine counterparts.