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Book jacket, "Street Cat Named Bob"

 

It’s the season to be thankful. Of the things to be thankful for, I celebrate our connection to the animals we know and love. Rusty and Rudy, our two Maine coon cats have deeply enriched our lives; we in turn keep them active and happy.

James Bowen, of London, England, and a former street musician, also has much to be thankful for. He tells the story of his relationship with his ginger cat in “A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life.” Bob found James’ apartment when he was very hungry and injured; James nursed him back to health. Refusing to be separated from James, Bob went everywhere with James, sometimes riding on his shoulders. So, they became inseparable and famous too. YouTube features videos of their intertwined lives.  There’s much more to their story – there are six copies listed in our catalog, currently all are checked out.

While waiting to read this this title, you can discover other titles you might enjoy by doing a subject search using the tern, “Human-Animal Relationships.”

 

 

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13 Books with Cats on the Cover

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Thursday Thirteen #67

With thanks to Puss Reboots for giving me the idea, this week I give you thirteen books with cats on the cover. This week’s T13 is almost entirely due to the first book on the list below, for the record. I encountered it this week for the first time, and the cat on the cover looks rather like my own feline. Enjoy.

13 Books with Cats on the Cover:

1. Have You Fed the Cat? by Michèle Coxon

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2. Chester by Mélanie Watt

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3. Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics by Heather Busch and Burton Silver

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4. Nora The Piano Cat’s Guide To Becoming A Good Musician: Or How To Get Good At Anything Hard by Nora The Piano Cat

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5. The Complete French for Cats by Henry Beard

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6. Zat Cat! A Haute Couture Tail by Chesley Mclaren

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7. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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8. Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup

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9. There are Cats in this Book by Viviane Schwartz

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10. Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

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11. Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! by Susan Meyers

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12. Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse by Henry Beard

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13. Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

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