Feeling the winter doldrums? We have a few items to bring cheer. We’re happy to announce the lucky winners of our giveaway for two autographed copies of Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper are
Fur Everywhere and Connie. Congratulations! Look for an email from Layla and Cat Wisdom 101.
I’m currently reading a new publicist sent book, Animal Wise by Virginia Morell and will be published on February 26, 2013. It’s so engrossing, I didn’t want to rush the review and giveaway. It can wait until next week. Meanwhile, I can’t wait for spring. How are your pets amusing you today?
One of my favorite poems, February by the Canadian queen of literature, Margaret Atwood, magically weaves cats and winter. For eight years I lived a couple blocks away from Ms. Atwood’s Toronto home but only met her once at the grocery story when I gave her a quarter. In those days grocery carts required a quarter to release the cart from their lock. If you wanted your quarter back meant jamming the cart back into the locking mechanism. She passed me pushing her empty cart. “I’ll take that for you,” I said and offered her a quarter. She took it and smiled. I never knew if it was out of politeness or recognizing a fellow cat lover with telltale cat hair on our clothes.
Margaret Atwood, “February” from Morning in the Burned House. Copyright © 1995 by Margaret Atwood. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.