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Kittenish: Book of Cat Selfies

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Kittenish book

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

To follow Homer the Blind Wonder Cat and “Kittenish” on social media, visit,, and 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.
Radish cat napping Radish shelter cat


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Kitties Blue

    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

  • 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.

  • maggie

    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!

  • 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 >^..^<

  • Penelope

    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.

  • Sammy

    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.

    Hugs, Pam

  • Annabelle

    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.

  • Caren Gittleman

    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!

  • Kathryn

    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.

  • Ellen Pilch

    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.

  • Carolyn

    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

  • Tamago

    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 🙂

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