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Russel Ray took time out of his busy schedule to write a book review on "The Cat Lover's Book of Days" This book was written by my good friend and publisher, Peg Silloway. You don't have to be a cat lover to appreciate this book, but it helps. If you are a feline lover or know someone who is, this is the best gift for under $25. You can even ask Peg to personally autograph a copy for your all your special clients, friends, family or real estate professionals.
Recently I wrote a book review on Real Estate the Right Rome Way, written by our own ActiveRainer Margaret Rome. The publisher of Margaret's book is our own ActiveRainer Peg Silloway, a cat lover. Margaret pointed the way to Peg's book, The Cat Lover's Book of Days, and I bought a copy, which arrived Monday although I didn't get to pick it up from the post office until yesterday. What a wonderful book!
I've seen cat calendars for each year, but never a book of days that is good for every year because only the dates are in the book, no years. There is even a page for February 29 when it arrives!
I'm trying to write a book review, but Zoey the Cool Cat is not cooperating. She thinks the book is hers:
Here's the best picture I can get of the book right now:
If there is a cat lover in your life, including you, you can't go wrong with this book.
There is a list on pages v-vii of all the cat people who lent their cats to Peg's brilliant project. I can't wait until January 1, 2010, gets here so I can get my daily dose of cat history, cat lore, cat laughter....
Here are twelve fun cat snippets gleaned from the book, chosen totally at random:
January 6 - An original poem by Peg Silloway herself: "My cat Is fat, And that's that."
February 9 - "To err is human, to purr is feline." - Robert Byrne
March 16 - "There has never been a cat who couldn't calm me down by walking slowly past my chair." - Rod McKuen
April 25 - "Even overweight, cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses." - John Weitz
May 24 - "Cats always know whether people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything about it." - Winifred Carriere
June 17 - "In a drafty room, indeed the cat makes a superior kind of paperweight!" - Carl Van Vechten
July 24 - "A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in a garden." - Robert Southey
August 27 - "There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage." - Carl Van Vechten
September 28 - "Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want." - Joseph Wood Krutch
October 15 - Most cats will find a high perch whenever they can so they can look down on their domains and see what their humans are up to.
November 21 - "I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. Cat, I would lend you this book to study, but it appears you have already read it.... Don't be ridiculous, she purrs, I wrote it." - Dilys Laing.
December 4 - "You're nobody until you've been ignored by a cat." - Anonymous
After looking through this book but not reading it, I ordered three more copies as gifts for my mother-in-law, my brother-in-law, and a Realtor here whom I know has several cats. I know that I will be ordering more throughout the coming year. Don't run out, Peg!
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