Cat Lover's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Insight and Guidance for Living a Joyful Life with Your Cat

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Cat Lover's Daily Companion is a unique, easy-to-use, and inspiring handbook filled with a year's worth of insight, helpful tips, and practical advice into the feline-human relationship for all cat lovers and owners. Whether you're a cat owner yourself or someone who just loves all things cat, this book will provide you with a lifetime's worth of ways to enjoy and appreciate cats. The format—a year-long, day-minder-type book—is not meant to be read cover to cover; rather, the book can fall open on any given day ...

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Overview

Cat Lover's Daily Companion is a unique, easy-to-use, and inspiring handbook filled with a year's worth of insight, helpful tips, and practical advice into the feline-human relationship for all cat lovers and owners. Whether you're a cat owner yourself or someone who just loves all things cat, this book will provide you with a lifetime's worth of ways to enjoy and appreciate cats. The format—a year-long, day-minder-type book—is not meant to be read cover to cover; rather, the book can fall open on any given day and lend applicable information and inspiration. Cat Lover's Daily Companion is also completely indexed so you're able to easily search for specific content.

Each day features essays, anecdotes, activities, and trivia that remind you why you love cats:

Monday - Practical information, from welcoming a cat home to understanding its basic needs

Tuesday - Engaging tales of cats in history and literature

Wednesday - Feline health and wellness topics, from acupuncture to the zodiac

Thursday - Household tips and ideas for cat-friendly home decor and crafts

Friday - The world of cat breeds, from Abyssinian to York Chocolate

Saturday and Sunday - Bonding, relationship building, and planning special occasions with your pet

With Cat Lover's Daily Companion, you'll have a year's worth of ideas, information, and activities to help you care for, understand, socialize, and honor your feline friend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592537495
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,367,846
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Hampshire is an award-winning writer. Her work has been published in a wide range of nationally recognized magazines. She has also served as an editor for two green industry publications, Commercial Dealer and Bayer Environmental Science's Lawn Care Professional. Her most recent book is John Deere's Landscaping and Lawn Care. She lives in Lakewood, OH

Lori Paximadis has been a professional book and journal editor for eighteen years. She and her husband currently share their home with Fiona, Spaz, and Ciara, and fondly remember Neuman.Kristen Hampshire is an award-winning writer, author of four outdoor design and landscaping books branded by John Deere, including Hobby Farms, and co-author of The Dog Owner's Devotional (both by Quarry Books). She has been published in more than 30 periodicals, including Ladies' Home Journal, Vogue Knitting, and Consumers Digest. Hampshire works as a freelance journalist and owns WriteHand Co. in Bay Village, Ohio.Lori Paximadis has been a professional book and journal editor for eighteen years. She and her husband currently share their home with Fiona, Spaz, and Ciara, and fondly remember Neuman.Iris Bass is a freelance writer and editor, and the owner of Cat's Pajamas, a one-human crafts company that occasionally sells handmade cat-related items at artisan cooperatives. She is author of What's Your Opera I.Q.? (Citadel, 2000), and she brings to this book the expertise culled from five decades of living interactively with cats.

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Make a Felt Catnip Toy

This simple catnip toy is very easy to make, even for those with very little sewing experience. Make a bunch to give as gifts!

Materials:

- Scissors

- 2 sheets of felt, one each of two coordinating colors

- Sewing machine, or needle and thread

- 2 tablespoons dried catnip

- 4 cotton balls

Directions:

1. Cut one 3-inch x 3-inch (7.6 x 7.6 cm) square out of each color of felt.

2. Cut one 1 V-inch (3.8 cm) circle out of each color of felt. Use a small lid or shot glass as a template, if you need one.

3. Center one of the felt circles on a felt square of the other color. Sew the circle to the square. Repeat for the other circle and square pair.

4. Stack the two squares of felt together with the circles on the outside. Sew the squares together edge to edge on three sides, with a 3/8-inch (1 cm) seam allowance. If you are sewing by hand, be sure to use small stitches.

5. Stuff the opening with the catnip and cotton balls. The cotton balls give the toy more bulk. Sew the remaining side closed.

6. Let your cat enjoy!

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Table of Contents

Introduction: For the love of cats

How to use this book

The cat lover’s year

Monday / cats 101

Tuesday / feline fact and fiction

Wednesday / health and wellness

Thursday / the house cat—projects, tips, and more

Friday / cat breeds

Saturday + Sunday / bonding and relationship building

Index

Resources

Photographer credits

Acknowledgments

About the authors

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    Kyo

    Thanks. When will we get revenge on the fallen though? Cae we need to stop them from stopping rp. I rp lots of cats a wolf 3 dragons and a pokemon trainer and have fun with all of them.

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