Vintage Cat Book Art & Free Cat Book

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As a kid in Canada I used to play a skipping rope game based on the old British nursery rhyme. “Who shall it be who will marry me?Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor. Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief.”  We’d chant the words with little thought which career we might consider. The antique book (pictured above illustrated by Louis Wain) has a slightly different but no more less politically incorrect version. The girls I played with wanted to get married and have babies. I preferred books and cats. Little did I know being involved with the written word and cats could be a career option and yet, here I am today. There’s no doubt, my passion for books, art and animals began early. My passion for antiques, vintage art and collectibles came later in my first career as a designer but influences my work today.


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Girls these days have career options beyond anything I could have imagined. They can become veterinarians, animal shelter workers, animal behaviorists and researchers, TNR and rescue advocates,cat bloggers and writers. It’s a joy to see kids learn about cats at an early age. Vintage cat books were cute and entertaining but not educational like the vast selection available today. Two nonfiction cat books for kids I recommend are: Everything Cat: What Kids Really Want to Know About Cats and Cats Vs Dogs.


One of our most popular giveaways recently was for the awesome Henri Le Chat Noir autographed book, t-shirt and 2014 calendar. If you haven’t read our Q + A with the thieving filmmaker himself, Will Braden, click and enjoy or not, here

The lucky giveaway winner is Denise DiBetta. Congratulations! You’ll receive an email from requesting your shipping address.

Our little post-Thanksgiving treat TODAY ONLY! is a free-book download from Ingrid King, the blogger at The Conscious Cat who found her career path eventually led to  working with animals as a manager of a veterinary practice. At 34 pages long, this mini-book is a quick and lively read.


Adventures Veterinary Medicine

Click here for your FREE Download!


10 thoughts on “Vintage Cat Book Art & Free Cat Book”

  1. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  2. Hmmm… I don’t know if my peep ever realized she’d grow up to RAISE a cat blogger. That would be me… Nerissa… a bloggin’ cat.


    PS. Those books ARE cute! Perhaps not up-to-date in certain ways but they sure are cute, nonetheless . purrs

  3. I have always loved cats. I wanted to take animal care in high school but my dad said if i wanted it a career he didn’t think i could do it because i can’t handle when they get hurt. So i never followed that path, but my daughter did. She is a vet tech. Also my son’s girlfriend is going to college to become a veterinarian.

  4. Oh, BIG concats to Denise!!!!
    We love art and books and cats too. When you put them all together you have purrfection fur sure!!!
    We are excited about Ingrid’s book too!
    Thank you Layla for this beautiful fun site!
    Luvs Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Peanut and Twig and Romeo >^..^<

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