Kittenish: Book of Cat Selfies
We’re featuring a special Sunday Selfies this week with “Kittenish,” a crowd-sourced collection of cat selfies sending up Kim Kardashian’s bestselling “Selfish.” 100% of the proceeds from “Kittenish” to Human Society International to support their ongoing animal-rescue efforts in Nepal. The 200-page book and brainchild of New York Times bestselling author Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat), showcases hundreds of photos of cats taken by the cats themselves, submitted by cat owners from several dozen countries and every continent on the globe except Antarctica. Like “Selfish,” “Kittenish” even contains an interior black-page section where the “sexy selfies” are featured.
Our Odin is proud to be one of the kitties featured. Cats helping cats is win win.
“Kittenish” retails in ebook format for a minimum suggested price of $3.99, and as a print-on-demand physical book for $23.99. Both versions are available for purchase on Cooper’s website http://www.hihomer.com.
To follow Homer the Blind Wonder Cat and “Kittenish” on social media, visithttp://www.facebook.com/homerblindcatfans, http://www.twitter.com/homerblindcat, and http://www.pinterest.com/homerblindcat. Spread the word via #Kittenish #HomersHeroes #NepalQuake.
The usual feline Sunday Selfie blog hop is on at our friends at There’s a Cat On My Head
The Radish Report
Shelter cat Radish used up one of his 9 lives yesterday. Eluding euthanasia by a whisker, he spent a comfortable night in our bathroom, tolerated sub-q fluids, ate and drank every few hours. 24 hours later her no longer resembles a cat on death’s door. In order to address the thyroid and liver issues, we made a special blend of prescription food, Weruva chicken gravy, milk thistle and vitamins in an easy to swallow consistency he likes. In the woo woo alternative health area, I used Rescue Remedy in his spring water, placed a Purple Plate and appropriate healing stones near him. He received several sessions of Reiki and communicated his every need with crystal clarity.
Whether stop gap or laying the groundwork for healing, he’s more alert, walking more nimbly and enjoyed warm breezes while napping in the armchair in the bedroom like a king. There was a moment in the late afternoon when I sat in bed with Merlin on my lap and Radish napped a few feet away. A feeling of peace washed over me but the skeptic in me scoffed at the notion of a miracle. Well, maybe a small one given he slept in cage 48 hours ago and a vet declared him to be dying. And prayers have been proven to work, so thank-you; something has shifted in ways beyond logic. But then again, the heart prefers love to logic.
Shiva and Jaya
This is your elected Purrime Ministerettes of Planet Purrth serving all anipals except snakies. We has comes here thru da Bloghop!
How we serving you today?
Salute! *paws to heads* XXXX
Marjorie, Harvey, Miranda and Silver
Miss Layla we breathe a little easier today with this news. Your care for Radish is unequalled and he must be happy and settled. Yes you felt peace, and yes it must have been Radish saying thank you. What a gift from such a great cat.
We will get the book, but wanted to celebrate a good day for you and Radish and the household.
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)
Thanks and purrs. It was a gift. I hope you enjoy Kittenish.
Little Binky and Granny
Just read the story about Radish. This is so heartbreaking, but we’re happy you took care of him *whipes tears away* and give him all the love and healing he needs. We’ll send Extra Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers and hope that everything will be allright soon <3 <3 <3
Thanks for joining our blog hop. We saw this book over at Melissa’s, and we think it’s a great idea…wish we’d thought of it. Mom has gone back and read all the posts about Radish, and we have made a small donation. We also will be purring and praying for him. What you are doing for him is so generous. Mom was very sorry she didn’t see you at Blog Paws. She noticed you dashing by across the room after the Nose-to-Nose awards but didn’t even get to say, “hi.” She’s already bought her ticket for 2016 so will look forward to seeing you then. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Layla Morgan Wilde
Thanks for much for caring about Radish with your donation. I’m bummed about not seeing you too. With over 500 people, it was nuts.
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)
I know. We should have done one too as a group but Gwen has a huge audience and whipped it out fast. Thank goodness she did; the animals are in dire need of help .
We’re so happy to hear Radish is having a better day today.
More healing purrz for Radish! Whoa, I missed the board yet again on this book.
The Island Cats
What a great idea for a book! We wish we had known that Miss Gwen was accepting entries for her book. We would have loved to submit a selfie or two. 🙂
We’re purring for Radish and we know he’s in the best hands possible.
Melissa & Truffles
No doubt about it, you are Radish’s angel!!!
Every minute that Radish spends enjoying fresh air by a window, napping in peace, being lovingly tended, is a blessing you are giving him.
As much as I love PAWS, it’s no substitute for a home and has so many unavoidable stresses, from the sound of dogs barking to unfamiliar scents, etc. There’s a cat who was given only a few weeks to live because of a growth on her lungs. A volunteer took her home so that she didn’t die in a cage. Three months later the cats is putting on weight and running around the house!
Layla Morgan Wilde
Thank-you for this.
Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
God bless Radish… I know for a fact that love can heal. xoxox
Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the update on Radish. We are purring and praying for him. Love does produce miracles!
The Swiss Cats
It looks like a lovely book for a great cause ! Purrs
Lola and Lexy
Thank you for helping Radish. He’s in good paws with you, for sure. I will send him Reiki as well. Great seeing you at Blog Paws!
Layla Morgan Wilde
Wonderful spending time with you and thanks for the Reiki.
Skeeter and Izzy
So cool about the book!!!!
We are so thankful to hear good news about Radish. As we said yesterday you guys are giving him all the things that every living being deserves. No matter what happens he will know that he belongs, that he is wanted , that he matters and that he is loved. He has hope and peace and love. We will continue to PURR and PRAY for him and all others in this world. We send them all love. Thank you guys and thank you to everyone out there that does the same. We love you all.
Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang and Twig & Peanut & Romeo >^..^<
Layla Morgan Wilde
Thanks so much and you would know since you’re one who helps cat too xoxox
Amazing! Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. We are so glad \radish is feeling the strength and love that you have filled his life with.
I am overwhelmed with a HUGE feeling of hope for Radish…..and you have done more than anyone I know to help him get over the feeling of helplessness and sadness that I think he had in the shelter…..thinking his last days, months or years would be lonely and loveless. I honestly think you gave him hope…..hope moves mountains…..I really believe that. Sending prayers for continued comfort and progress for Radish…..and prayers for you too that your energy continues to help him adjust to knowing that he is safe and someone cares……at last.
I am grateful for the news on Radish. Perhaps for the first time in a long time he actually feels relaxed and content. Whatever time there is left he is going to find a peace he needed. You gave him a gift that goes far beyond. You gave him a home.
we are praying for radish and we love the book idea will have to check it out
We are purring and praying for Radish.
Cody is in Kittenish! (at least he is supposed to be, we bought a copy but haven’t received it yet), when we do, we will blog about it!
Oh, I am so happy for you and hubs and Radish that he is improving. I had a really strong feeling he would improve. Radish is so glad not to be in a cage. I will continue sending strong love.
That is a cute book. Continued purrs and prayers headed to dear Radish.
I am glad to hear Radish has improved and I commend you on your efforts. I will keep praying. That looks like a nice book and I Love that it is going to help so many.
The Daily Pip
This book sounds amazing and we will definitely check it out.
The book sounds brilliant! I will check it out! Thanks for the Radish update! We do believe in miracles, but we don’t understand them. But then they wouldn’t be miracles! xx
The book sounds great. How wonderful they send proceeds to help animal rescue in Nepal.
That is a lovely photo of Radish getting his comfy on 🙂
Thanks for the Radish update – I’m glad he is doing better, and hope it continues.
Gwen’s book concept is nothing less than amazing!
Cascadian Nomads Bethany Clochard
We saw the Kittenish book on Truffle’s blog too! What a wonderful way to help cats. And thank you for the happy Radish news. You have proved beyond a doubt that a little love can go a very, miraculously long way.