Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat's Life: 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Feline Family Members [NOOK Book]

Overview

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life captures the entire arch of life with our feline friends. Readers will be moved and uplifted by these heartwarming, humorous, and inspiring stories.

From kittenhood through the twilight years, our feline companions bring joy, love, and laughter to their “staff.” Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life captures the experience of living through the natural life cycle with our cats. Stories cover each age...
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Overview

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life captures the entire arch of life with our feline friends. Readers will be moved and uplifted by these heartwarming, humorous, and inspiring stories.

From kittenhood through the twilight years, our feline companions bring joy, love, and laughter to their “staff.” Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life captures the experience of living through the natural life cycle with our cats. Stories cover each age and stage with all the fun, frustrations, special bonds and routines involved, including special attention to senior cats and grieving.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611591880
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 331,142
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Jennifer Quasha is a published author of more than forty books, a freelance writer, and editor, with a focus on pets.

Biography

While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told Shareguide.com. "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

Good To Know

Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

Foreword Wendy Diamond xi

1 Irresistible

1 Midnight and Slay Awhile April Knight 1

2 A Cat Named Garbage Timothy Martin 4

3 Crippy David Michael Smith 8

4 Peas in a Pod Sue Young 12

5 Wedding Bliss Francesca Lang 15

6 Mimi David Alan Richards 17

7 A Bad Start Harriet Cooper 20

8 The Legacy of Boo Radley S. Kay Murphy 24

9 Taken by Storm Cara Holman 28

2 Eat, Play, Love

10 Please Remember Me Elizabeth Atwater 35

11 Fearless Emma Pie Pamela Tambornino 39

12 The Mysterious Meowing Ron Kaiser, Jr. 41

13 Mutual Trust Cheryl Dudley 44

14 A Tale of Two Suckers Leslie C. Schneider 48

15 Sidney the Wonder Cat Juliana Harris 52

16 Bathing Beauty Trade O'Braks 54

17 The Ballot Box Felice Prager 57

18 A Fallen Blessing Luanne Porper 60

19 The Rescue Deborah Van Dyke 65

3 Do You Know How Much I Knead You?

20 Summer of Skooter Louise Nyce 71

21 A Feline Friend Joan McClure Beck 75

22 Second Chances Garrett Bauman 79

23 Destiny Cate Adelman 82

24 Living with Louie Regina K. Deppert 86

25 The Hollyhock Patricia Sabengsy 88

26 Better than Medicine Ann E. Vitale 91

27 A Gust of Fresh Joy Charles Patria Pettingell 95

4 Who's the Boss?

28 Surviving Charles Monica A. Andermann 101

29 Let Stinking Cats Lie Robert Chrisman 104

30 Clothed in Love Peter Medeiros 106

31 The Wander Years Monica A. Andermann 110

32 The Teenage Years Harriet Cooper 114

33 The Kindest Cut Jayne Thurber-Smith 117

34 Tapped for Service Nancy Kucik 120

35 The Miraculous Mr. Whiskers Anne Erichson 122

36 The Felonious Feline Suzanne Baginsfcie 126

37 The Force Was with Him Leigh B. MacKay 130

5 I Am Cat, Hear Me Roar

38 Escorting a Cat Peter Wood 137

39 Tunnel of Love Sandy Lackey Wright 141

40 Welcoming Audrey Beverly F. Walker 145

41 My Name Is Tabitha Terri Meehan 147

42 Cat Season Maureen Rogers 149

43 Warning, He Bites Shawn Marie Mann 152

44 Big Bang Bailey Francesca Lang 154

45 Loving a Mean Cat Julie Neubauer 158

46 How to Warm a Heart Lauren Gullion 161

6 It's the Cat's Meow

47 Laughter Is the Purrfect Medicine Donna Gephart 167

48 Vacation Cat Ava Siemens 171

49 Cleopatra and the Cookies Felice Prager 174

50 Naughty and Nice Joanna G. Wright 177

51 My Study Partner Sheila Embry 181

52 King of the Wild Pam Williams 185

53 Drools' Fool Margaret Shaw 188

54 Honey and Her Teddy Bears Sandi Tompkins 190

55 Maternity Ward Helen Splane-Dowd 192

7 A Purrfect Life

56 A Knock to the Head Arthur Sánchez 199

57 Eye of the Beholder Marti Hawes 203

58 A Special Cat Sharon Palmerton Grumbein 207

59 The Disappearing Cat Melissa Zifzal 210

60 Peaches Goes on Catkins Felice Prager 213

61 Cat vs. Girl Rebecca Davis 217

62 Not a Regular Cat Ann E. Vitale 220

63 My First Cat Grant Madden 224

64 The Truce Nikki Studebaker Barcus 226

65 First Love Nan Johnson 229

8 Are You Stalking to Me?

66 Cats Are Like Potato Chips Karen Donley-Hayes 235

67 Boris & Bluebell Patti Wade Zint 239

68 The Gift of Lily Renee Lannan 243

69 Cat in Mourning Lynn Cole 246

70 Here Kitty… Go Fetch! Elisa Yager 248

71 The Miracle Kitty Theresa Sanders 251

72 Family Man Darlene Prickett 255

73 From Feral to Friendly Marsha Porter 257

74 Three's Company Debra Ayers Brown 259

9 For All Nine Lives

75 Stockpiling Memories Teresa Hoy 267

76 Emily Avril McIntyre 270

77 Arthur and His Opinions Susan Ward 273

78 The Tail End of a Ninth Life Ruth Jones 275

79 The Ingredients of Happiness Saralee Perel 278

80 Tiger One, Vet None Harriet Cooper 281

81 Steps of Dignity Denise Reich 284

82 A Simple Princess Melissa Laterza 287

83 A Gentle Passing Cynthia Baker 290

10 Over the Rainbow

84 Miracle Cat Angela Marchi 297

85 Grieving Together Sallie A. Rodman 299

86 Oh, Romeo… Natalie June Reilly 302

87 How a Cat Came to Be Pavarotti Jeannine Ouellette 304

88 Where the Dandelion Grows Carol Ayer 308

89 Uri's Story Christina M. Ward 311

90 Whiskers and Me LaVerne Otis 314

91 Remembering Twist Marcia Rudoff 316

92 Buster Talia Haven 319

11 I'll Always Love You

93 Jack's Friends Kathleen Shoop 325

94 Loss and Peace Patricia McElligott 329

95 My Gardening Buddy Michelle Close Mills 333

96 One of a Kind Natalie Smothers 337

97 Guardian Angel Cat Jan Bono 341

98 The Million-Year Promise Juliann Stark 343

99 Noah's Angel Susan Farr-Fahncke 347

100 The Sun Worshiper Julie Catalano 350

101 Achilles' Gift Tara Scaije 354

Meet Our Contributors 358

Meet Our Authors 374

About Wendy Diamond 376

Thank You 378

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 380

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    Posted September 12, 2012

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    Enjoyed this book

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    Posted March 25, 2012

    great short stories

    My Great Niece loves animals but especially cats. This book is a great tool to get her to read more.

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    Posted February 28, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I had this book sent to a person who loves cats. She was very happy with it.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    i love this book

    this book is very touching i love it i love cats 2 i have 2 of them they mean a lot to me mostly sisi the oldest one i had her for 10 years also mimi i just found her

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    I looks like a good book

    I dont have the book but it looks like the kind of book i would read,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ILOVE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    Icestorm

    This seems like a good book and i would really like to read reviews on what it is about instead of reading these stup.id "reviews" about 'join mossyclan at happyme result two' so y dont u peeps just tell other peeps what they are looking for in reviews.

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    (Sorry. Just wanted my brothers to play with :( )~daisykit

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    Posted August 5, 2012

    Rockkit and Spinkit

    Rockkit jumped up trying to see outside. His head hit the bars and he fell down rubbing it. "Flame where are we going again?" Spinkit asked. "A place called a humain society." Flame murrmered. He was half asleep. Spinkit nodded. "You have a plan?" "Kinda." Flame answered. "It needs work." Rockkit curled up sadly. Suddenly the door to the room they where in swung open. The twoleg stood over the cage. It yowled something loudly. All three cats flattened their ears. Anotjer twoleg came in. It was a kit. The kit said something and stretched a finger into the cage. Flame hissed. The kit took her finger out. They mewed to eachother then the bigger one walked out. It came back with two smaller cages. The kit opened the door and picked up Flame. He hissed and struggled. The kit put him in a small cae and closed the door. Rockkit and Spinkit huddled at the back of the cage. The kit picked them both up and put them in a small cage. It closed the door an walked away. The bigger one picked them up and brought them outside. It put them in a monste. It got in and the monster woke up and started growling. Then it started moving. "Help!" The kits mewled. -Rockkit and Spinkit (we will tell you in camp where we are.)

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