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Simon’s Cat: The Christmas Collection

Merry Christmas!

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Simon’s Cat: Fowl Play

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Holly Has Found Herself a New Bed …

… and thus it was that a movers’ box, the most temporary of items, has now become a fixture in my living room.  Well, at least as long as it’s in use as a kitty bed. Cats and boxes.  I tell ya’ …!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1491913/holly-has-found-herself-a-new-bed

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Simon’s Cat Halloween: “Scary Legs” and “The Monster”

Happy Halloween!

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How to Survive Working With Cats

“You are a)&(/)bo;_+:_;*_:ut tttttttttttto about ]t€@|o~[ to re°`ad rea)??`==(=)(d read … [!!$#@!!$*@##!!!]”   Not a new one, but so very true! (“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.” – Pam Brown) Merken Merken

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Hans W. Silvester: Asleep in the Sun

Siesta and Tenderness “For those who would learn to siesta well, I advise taking a cat as a teacher,” German photographer Hans W. Silvester writes in this book’s preface. And anybody who has ever owned a cat knows that he has a point: Cats sleep up to 17 hours a day, preserving their energy for […]

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Hallmark / Hulton Getty Picture Library: Pussycats

Feline Mini-Masterpieces Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the cat lovers among your friends; or for that little extra on top of another gift? Look no further, I think you may have found it. “Pussycats” is the cat-themed entry in the mini-picture book series from the Hallmark/Hulton Getty photograph collection (whose dog-themed entry is […]

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Mordecai Siegal, James R. Richards (eds.), et al.: The Cornell Book of Cats

Indispensable “A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.” – Robert Lynd. “The twenty-first century may be the century of the cat,” says Franklin M. Loew, former Dean of Cornell University’s renowned College of Veterinary Medicine in this book’s preface, citing statistics according to which even at the end of the 20th century, the […]

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T.S. Eliot: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

For “cats are very much like you and me” … Based on works such as the poems “Prufrock” (1917) and “Ash Wednesday” (1930) and the drama “Murder in the Cathedral” (1935), American-born and naturalized British poet and future Nobel laureate T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot – also founder and editor of the literary journal Criterion – was […]

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Isabella Beeton: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management / Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

Well, one day I may well get around to writing proper reviews of these two iconic books (both in their own way) after all, too. But until then, quite unapologetically, my Goodreads Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament entry will have to do … Felines at War, or: Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament Review: […]

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