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Janette's Cat Book Blog

Cats

With one click, you can help the Animal Rescue Site!

I couldn't love my shelter-adopted pets more.  Like me, you can also help shelter animals who are not yet adopted by visiting the Animal Rescue Site.  They are affiliated with the Greater Good site and help pets nationwide.  Just click their logo for their site and gift store! They have great pet-related gifts for the holiday season and all year long!

Cat book author Janette and her rescued doggies (First Christmas together - Lake Tahoe 2007)
Did I rescue dogs Finnan and Keira (and new cat Tristan) or did they rescue me? Both are true!

Beloved Cat: Once Mortal Enemy, Now Immortal Friend

NOW PUBLISHED!
 
We humans have a unique relationship with cats, and our beloved domestic felines come from one of the most powerful and deadly lines of predators to ever walk the earth.  If you are a cat lover or are intrigued by cats, I believe you will enjoy my new poem written in tribute to them which I named:

Mortal Enemy, Immortal Friend

Coming soon is my new poem "Mortal Enemy, Immortal Friend" for cat lovers that reveals the former dark side of our relationship with them!  Per my penchant for happy endings, it will end on a positive note.  I will be using the alternating rhyme scheme of an Elizabethan sonnet of 14 lines.
 
Update 01/15/13:
 
My new poem is now released for everyone to read on my website.  The final title is "Beloved Cat: Once Mortal Enemy, Now Immortal Friend" (click to read). I hope people like it!

New Book Cover for "In Defense of Cats!"

 
Our first book cover had a heraldic, traditional look with a parchment paper color to depict the book's intention to be a humorous "defensive treatise" and timeless document for cat lovers.
 
However, because the book is not a heavy document at all to read and is meant for all ages to enjoy, we have updated the cover to a more modern design that still makes the subject seem classic, but intriguing and fun to read, we hope!
 
Cat book cover for In Defense of Cats!

Our Cat Book got a Great Review!

Our cat book "In Defense of Cats!" got a great review from a book reviewer at Petside.com!  It can be seen at: http://www.petside.com/article/delightful-book-defense-cats

Cats, Dogs & All Creatures Great and Small

A few people prefer cats over dogs and vice versa, but I believe most people that have cats and/or dogs are animal lovers in general and adore all creatures great and small.
 
Over the last five years, I have adopted three wonderful dogs because my previous partner was severely allergic to cats.  One is with him now (Katie), and I now have two new dogs (Finnan and Keira) because it was so hard losing my first dog.  I was asked to write my dog adoption story for the blog "From Alone to Home" which promotes and encourages the adoption of homeless animals in shelters.  The complete link is:
 

Publication Day!

The brand new cat book about cats called In Defense of Cats! is for cat lovers of all ages and features the English cat Sir William, a cat defender and proponent, named in honor of William Shakespeare. See more at http://www.indefenseofcats.comIt's been a special day for us as a mother-daughter team to see the fruits of our labor.
 
Our book was published earlier today (Tuesday, August 2, 2011) and now readers worldwide can discover it and purchase a copy if they wish at Amazon's Kindle Store under the title In Defense of Cats! A 17-Verse Poem for Cat Lovers of All Ages.  Today, we also published the important British English version since Sir William is an English cat! 
 
Thanks to everyone who read our book, enjoyed it and encouraged us to publish it!
 
Janette & Rose

Finishing Touches Are In Process Before Publication; British Version

Janette built the In Defense of Cats! website today and is looking at ways in which she can also offer it in a British English version because her main character is an English cat.  In Britain, the title would be spelled In Defence of Cats!
 
British English is also called the Queen's English when a female monarch is reigning. It would be called the King's English when a male monarch is reigning. Britain's current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II (Her Majesty the Queen). The Queen is Head of State of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
 
The American English words used in the book and its' introductions that have British spelling variations (shown in parentheses) are:
 
defense (defence)
honor (honour)
rumors (rumours)
criticized (criticised)
neighbor (neighbour)
cozy (cosy)
gray (grey)
 
I certainly want to offer a British English version of the book because Sir William is a British cat although his creators are American.
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