Bailey, No Ordinary Cat

Bailey, No Ordinary Cat

by Erin Merryn


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For fans of Grumpy Cat and Cats on Instagram there's a new cat in town—Bailey, No Ordinary Cat—of the Facebook name, is a special cat with a growing fan base, garnering over 2 million views on Ellen's Instagram and videos that have been shared by Good Morning America, ABC News, CBS News, and more.

What makes Bailey more addictive than catnip? In addition to his adorable expressions and his hilarious, heartfelt antics, Bailey has a penchant for doing things that are characteristically uncatlike—things like taking bubble baths (and enjoying them), sitting attentively in a chair and being read to (for hours), getting a "pet"-icure, and his unending patience while co-raising his human siblings Abby and Hannah (yes, there is photographic evidence that Bailey helped with potty-training).

If you have a cat you know how independent they are. Bailey, No Ordinary Cat celebrates the unique quirky spirit of this unforgettable feline through four-color photographs and captions from the voice of Bailey himself. Cat lovers will be delighted to peek into the life of their favorite celebrity cat with the huge eyes, huge heart, and huge personality—and an ever-growing following.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757321849
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 88,043
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bailey is a fourteen-year-old tabby cat whose humorous and heartwarming antics skyrocketed him to internet stardom worldwide with his video moments shared by Ellen, CBS News, Good Morning America, and others. No ordinary cat, Bailey enjoys taking bubble baths, snuggling, going for joy rides in toy cars, and accessorizing with the latest fashions including footwear. Erin Merryn is an author, activist, speaker, wife, and mom to young human children and a fur baby named Bailey. She was named Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year in 2012 and a People magazine Hero Among Us for her tireless work promoting Erin's Law nationwide with a mission to our keep children safe by educating them about personal body safety. She is the author of Stolen Innocence, Living for Today, and An Unimaginable Act.

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Bailey No Ordinary Cat

Once in a great while, a pet enters our lives, enchants us, and changes everything. A giant soul inside of a tiny creature who most assuredly was sent to us for reasons beyond our understanding. Bailey, a tiny orange tabby cat, broke the mold when he became Erin Merryn's furry companion hailing back from her college days when he illegally shared her dorm room through to becoming the eldest sibling to her three young daughters. What went on in Erin's household morphed into a career for Bailey as family entertainer and social media mega-star. His behavior was beyond cat-like with monk-like tolerance and uncharacteristic patience. Most cats would never be caught in a tuxedo or wearing sunglasses or sitting in a high chair to eat dinner, but that's what made him Bailey, No Ordinary Cat.

The tear-jerking part of the story is that Bailey, like all cats, was not destined to live forever. A heartbreak to his human siblings, Bailey was summoned to kitty heaven after some struggles with his health at the ripe old age of fourteen. He gave the family a bonus year when he was first diagnosed but his nine lives ended before he could enjoy being heralded as a bestselling book star. But, at the time of writing this note, the late Bailey still enjoys off-the-charts social media fame and has been the subject of stories as far as Taiwan and Australia. The outpouring of love for this extraordinary animal has come from all over the world in letters, gifts, and a plethora of stuffed orange kitties for the children (Abby, Hannah, and Claire Joy). Never mind the "You Are My Sunshine" video that virally made it on Ellen and Good Morning America and countless blogs while Bailey was still alive. Rarely is there a dry eye at the end of this video!

Turn the pages and we guarantee mostly laughter, some expressions of disbelief, and possibly a tear or two when you witness the many expressions of Bailey's personality and his one-in-a-million spirit. We know you'll appreciate this lovable rascal who will continue to evoke warm feelings, smiles, and love beyond his years here on earth.

Now, without further ado, we give you, Bailey, No Ordinary Cat.

©2019 Erin Merryn. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Bailey, No Ordinary Cat. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

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Bailey, No Ordinary Cat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I had no clue that the entire book consisted entirely of cute photos with cat comments rather than a story about a cat
Origami-Queen 10 months ago
Bailey was an amazing kitty. The pictures are heartwarming and funny. He was the purr-fect kitty for this beautiful family. His expressions are priceless and he is forever immortalized in this book. I loved this book.
DiannaE More than 1 year ago
What a sweet little book. Love love love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my what can I say about this precious cat and his amazing family! I loved the book especially all the pictures showing the love Bailey has showed to his family and what a special cat he was indeed! Abby is a special girl as well. Great family even Brad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a cat lover, you will love Bailey's book. Eryn captures the best moments with Bailey, Abby, Hannah, Claire Joy and herself. Will definitely put a smile on your face!
Deborah McCullough More than 1 year ago
I have been a follow of Bailey on Facebook and Instagram and like others was devastated when he passed in December before this wonderful book was published. I have had 4 ginger cats or yellow boys as I call them, and ginger cats have a special something. Bailey has captured the hearts of pet lovers around the world. I purchased 4 copies of his book to share with family and my local shelter. The book is everything I expected--many of the photos have been shared, of course but the captions and format met my expectations. What is especially touching is the bond Bailey shared with Erin, Abby, Hannah, and baby Claire. the love comes through in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the last copy of Bailey No Ordinary Cat at the Knoxville Barnes and Noble. Bailey stole my heart and ran away with it forever!! I will treasure this book for the rest of my days. He is so loving, so enjoys his play with his siblings, and of being dressed up. I adored this book!! It's so beautiful; the photos, the relationship he had with his family, that it brings a tear to my eye just to think of Bailey. I recommend this book for anyone who loves animals, but especially cats. I promise you, Bailey will steal your heart as he did mine!
Mary Black More than 1 year ago
You can't help but smile at this delightful boy! Some books are meant to just bring true joy.
Nancy Coleman More than 1 year ago
Sweet book with precious pictures of Bailey and his “girls”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago