A Letter to My Cat

A Letter To My Cat celebrates one-of-a-kind cats and their dedicated owners.   The editors Melissa Vanderwyst and Lisa Erspamer Entertainment are looking for cat owners of all ages to submit a letter written to their cats in order to potentially be featured in the book.  This is a unique opportunity for cat owners to express what makes their relationship with their cat(s) so special and to explore the love, joy, laughter and selflessness (or maybe selfishness) our furry friends treat us to every day.  The book will include gorgeous photography and personal letters from cat owners written to their cats.  We are looking for letters from prominent individuals as well as everyday cat owners.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Best Friends Animal Society.

The goal is to help bring an end to the euthanization of shelter cats. We want to show people how wonderful and cool cats really are! Our hope is that readers will see how much joy the cats featured in the book bring to their owners, and in turn, go out and adopt a cat.

A Letter To My Cat will follow the hugely successful book, A Letter To My Dog, which featured a compilation of stunning portraits, accompanied by personal letters to each dog from devoted owners including celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Tyler Perry, Chelsea Handler, Robin Roberts and Kristin Chenoweth among others.

 

“While it’s easy to say ‘I love you’ out loud to our children and loved ones every day, sometimes we take for granted the non-verbal exchange of emotion we share with our cats,” creator Lisa Erspamer (formerly of The Oprah Show/OWN) said. “Taking the time to sit down and put into words what it is we really feel for our felines – I think even the most devoted cat lover can be taken aback.

The book team requires the following for submission:

•    Your letter: Please start it “Dear XXX,” and remember to sign it (Love, Mom / Dad…etc.). The length should be under 500 words.

•    Photos: We need you to submit a few photos of your cat alone, no people. Ideally, these would be your own photos, but if they are professional, please include photographer information so we can contact them for the rights if necessary.

•    Contact Info: Please include your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address and any website/blog/social media info.

Remember to include any stories that highlight your cat’s unique personality and expresses how much he/she means to you!

Deadline for letter submissions is 9/1/2013.

Quest for Favorite Mouse Toy Ends on Favorable Note

Does your cat have a favorite cat toy? Well, imagine if your cat lost it?

Recently, we received an email with this request late on a Friday afternoon…

Lost: One especially loved brown mouse somewhere in the house located in Virginia Beach, Va. 23451. Distraught cat named Miss Sophie and equally distraught cat mom named Melanie.

Miss Sophie has “hidden” it and after several months of searching together this special mouse can’t be found. The two of us believe it had pink ears and feet, body was brown, long tail. Kinda furry, opening in the belly where a treat or catnip could be put. About three inches long for the body and another three inches for the tail. Melanie has been to every store in town as well as looked on line but the search ends up with empty hands.

Please let me know if you are able to help this kitty and Mom.

Signed,

Desperate at the Beach.

So, We went to work here to find Miss Sophie a mouse.  I seemed to remember this mouse-in-question and searched the toy box of my cats Berlioz, Stiller, Salem and Dusty.  I also asked a few people if they remembered a mouse of this nature? No success there.

Wait at the bottom of the toybox! Success! I think this is the mouse…and sent an email with a picture asking if this was it.
 

The reply: Yes!!!!!!!!!!!

I went and asked the leader of my cats, Berlioz.  My Himalayan.  He is the oldest.  If I could convince him, I figured the rest would go along with it.  So, I explained the situation.  His response.  I got one eye…which to me, was enough..I asked the rest and they too, were sound asleep…

So I figured they would not miss one little mouse.  After all, they never knew it was in their toy box…and wrote a note to Melanie and Miss Sophie

Well, I talked with Berlioz, Stiller, Salem and Dusty and they said that they would give a “paw” up to Miss Sophie and give her their mouse (they have NEVER played with it. So, if we cannot find a new one for her.  So worst case scenario is that we have a mouse!

The reply:

Awwww,

Team B,S,S & D Rock!

And…the mouse is on its way to a new home!

 

It’s Official: Asheville, NC Replaces Iron Sculpture with Cat!

This NC city replaced a tourist attraction–a sculpture of the monopoly iron with a replica of the new sculpture of the cat.

Representatives of the city said, ”the feline sculpture should resonate more with the general public since the world has become obsessed with cats.”

We agree!

Cat Lovers Everywhere will love to add this city to their cat attraction trip list!

 

 

Travel and Leisure Cite Best Places for Cat Lovers

Here’s something to put on your bucket list!

 

What does the Hello Kitty Theme Park in Tokyo, Belgium’s Festival of the Cats, Ernest Hemingway’s Home and Museum as well as the CFA Foundation Feline Historical Museum and 12 other events that place the focus on all things feline?

They are listed in the on line version of Travel and Leisure as the “craziest places for cat lovers!”

We think it is a great idea!