A Feline Christmas Carol




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Domino, a survivor

Is it better to give or to receive? Today, we’re happy to give and share. We normally do Mondays With Merlin but today, he’s agreed to share the spotlight with Domino, who is the feral who came in from the cold. I’m happy to report he’s recovered from his illness and lounging safe and warm indoors. He’s one of the lucky ferals.

To celebrate his good fortune in this season of miracles, I’d like to offer a gift from one of our readers, Mary Matthews. Mary has written a charming feline version of A Christmas Carol titled A Feral Christmas that would do Charles Dickens proud. Ms. Matthews, the author of a romantic mystery series set in the Roaring Twenties is an animal welfare advocate from Southern California.

 Mary wrote the heartwarming tale to promote awareness of the lives of feral and stray cats. Scrooge in her story, set in the ’20s, is a miserly, cat-hating judge misrules in a dispute about cats. Instead of being visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, the judge is visited three times by magical cats, a fluffy white cat named Tatania and her tuxie companion Zeus. In the end, they teach the true value of cats and the meaning of Christmas.

The e-book is free to download .


Our favorite advocate for feral cats is Alley Cat Allies www.alleycat.org

18 thoughts on “A Feline Christmas Carol”

  1. This is my first time to your blog and I am glad Domino is doing better. All of my cats are rescued ferals who lived their lives in the woods behind our old house. We built a shelter for them and took them in if they needed medical attention or were driven out of the colony. When we moved to another town, we moved the colony who are now living inside with us or in a shelter we built for them. They are my joy and I can’t imagine life without all of them! So glad you took Domino in – some of my ferals lived outside for half their lives before coming in and they did fine!

  2. I’m happy to add the link for the free Kindle apps. I should also say that A Christmas Feral will be free until midnight tonight, December 19, 2011. Then, Amazon is letting me offer A Christmas Feral for free again on Christmas Day. In the interim, A Christmas Feral will be priced at the lowest amount Amazon allows – 99 cents.

  3. OH we are so glad that Domino is better. Thank you for sharing this lovely e-book with us!

  4. Thank you Merlin, Domino and all!!! Domino, I know you’re going to have the best Christmas ever.

    Charles Dickens said, What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

    If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has a lot of free Kindle Apps for you too. Here’s a link to free Kindle Apps for your PC, Mac, iPhone, Blackberry,iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7.


    Thank you Layla for the time you found in your very busy schedule for A Christmas Feral!

  5. Thanks, this looks good. Unfortunately, I can’t download it as I don’t have a Kindle. I do have another e-reader, but it is not compatible with Kindle.

  6. I’m so glad to hear Domino is feeling better. I can’t wait to read A Feral Christmas. I love anything with cats in it.

  7. A perfect Christmas story….we are also very happy that Domino has recovered and will enjoy his first “formerly feral” Christmas with you and the rest of the boys!!

    Pam (and Sam)

  8. What a super delightful story she wrote. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am ever so happy that Domino is now a suburban Westchester boy.

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