Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat: 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat: 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets

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Overview

What has the cat done now? You’ll recognize your own cat in this collection of stories about how very good and very bad our cats can be.

From cats with nine lives to cats that save lives— from cats that wreck houses to cats that repair families—from cats that crack us up to cats that act like therapists—you’ll see your own cat with new appreciation for its unique skills and intuition.

With a special emphasis on the benefits and joys of adopting abandoned cats, these stories will make you laugh out loud, nod your head in recognition, and maybe even shed a tear or two. And your purchase will help support the great work of the American Humane Association!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599558
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 514,285
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Table of Contents

Foreword Robin Ganzert xi

1 My Ornery Cat

1 The Great Escape Eileen Melia Hession 1

2 Catflexing Erika Whitmore 5

3 Bootsie's Pick-Me-Up Kelly L. McKenzie 9

4 Karmic Lessons from the Cat Kristine Groskaufmanis 13

5 Junior Dan C 17

6 Road Trip Garrett Bauman 20

7 Little Monsters Cheryll Snow 24

8 The Prodigal Cat Jeanne Zornes 27

9 Never Name a Cat After Dylan Thomas Paige Cerulli 30

10 My Boy George Connie Cook 34

11 What Are We Going to Do About Watson? Carol Teed 39

12 Our Family Christmas Card Irene Maran 43

2 My Goofy Cat

13 Scooter Versus the Vacuum Mark Leiren-Young 49

14 More Fiber, Please Kathryn Kingsbury 51

15 The Cat Who Thought He Was a Goat Jill Burns 56

16 Nip's Throne Carol Weeks 59

17 Ángel the Water Cat Kevin L. Dobson 61

18 Houdini's Ribbons and Bows Andrea Arthur Owan 64

19 Zippee's Greatest Adventure Tori Bailey 68

20 Flushing His Issues Away Lois Bradley 71

21 A Cat Named No Valerie D. Benko 73

22 Pookie's Flaming Tail Deborah Sturgill 76

23 Home Improvement: Kitty Edition Kassie Rubico 78

3 My Healer Cat

24 Dancing with Joe Lori A. Sciame 85

25 A Miraculous Connection Wendy Hobday Haugh 89

26 A Different Life Beth DiCola 92

27 All My Children Wear Fur Coats Anita Aurit 96

28 Knee Cat David Hull 100

29 Comfort of a King Leslie Gulvas 104

30 Missionary Cat Ann Joseph 106

31 Lion's Gift Jessica Goody 109

32 Daily Walk Ruth Acers-Smith 112

33 Welcoming a Stranger Mary L. Hickey 115

4 My Surprising Cat

34 The Feline Follies Eva Carter 121

35 The Baptism Diane Ganzer Baum 125

36 The Great Fish-Tank War Joshua J. Mark 128

37 The Amazing Cat Trick Laura Boldin-Fournier 133

38 Fat Cat Cindy Hval 136

39 A Tail of Loyalty Deborah Ken 140

40 When the Gussycat Flew Stephen Taylor 143

41 A Sunny Welcome Home Rachel Lajunen Harnett 147

42 Game Over Linda Sabourin 150

43 A Toast to Thomas Harriet Cooper 153

44 The Cat Who Adopted Me Elizabeth Atwater 156

5 My Endearing Cat

45 Trapped John Stevens 163

46 Magic's Trick Lynette Chambers 166

47 Groundhog Double Trouble Mary Z. Whitney 169

48 Miracle in the Cornfield Laura Snell 172

49 Another Baby Boy Cindy Hval 175

50 Meatball and the Chipmunks Diane Stark 178

51 The Calico Puppy Elizabeth Atwater 182

52 Three Little Kittens Jennifer Eroelich 185

53 The Truth about Cats and Dogs Clara Blake 188

54 Home Invasion Rita Durrett 191

55 Chosen April Riser 193

6 My Clever Cat

56 A Very Smart Cat Dylan Brody 199

57 The Switch Connie Kaseweter Pullen 203

58 What in the Sam Hill…? Tina Wagner Mattern 206

59 Trained in a Flash Jan Bono 209

60 King Murphy Ann C. Kenna 212

61 Bell Ringer, PJ 215

62 Phantom's Thanksgiving Kevin Wetmore 218

63 Bait and Switch Lynn Maddalena Menna 220

64 A Purrfect Escape Artist Rick Lauber 222

65 The Kleptomaniac Kitty Elizabeth Batman 224

66 The Secret Passage Allison Nastoff 227

7 My Therapist Cat

67 Kitty Bites Courtney Lynn Mroch 233

68 Angel Catherine Barry 236

69 The Scar Kitty Chappell 240

70 Mother Love Kay Johnson-Gentile 243

71 Healing Heartache Tanya Estes 246

72 Angel Kitten Connie Kaseweter Pullen 249

73 Biofeedback Cat Brenda Leppington 252

74 A Tiger-Sized Heart Beverly Stowe McClure 256

75 Therapy Appointment Shirley K. Stevenson 259

76 Finding Peace Together Emily Canning-Dean 261

8 My Hunter Cat

77 Neighborhood Cat Burglar Mary Ellen Angelscribe 267

78 Jupiter, My Not-So-Vegetarian Cat Yolanda Ridge 270

79 An Unexpected Guest Rhonda Dragomir 275

80 Asleep on the Job Wendy Hobday Haugh 278

81 The Moth Hunters Sean V Cronin 280

82 Shadows Keri Lindenmuth 283

83 Chasing Butterflies Denice Penrose 286

84 The Art of Hunting Timothy Martin 288

85 Fetch David Fingerman 292

86 An Embarrassment of Riches Emily Johnsen 295

87 The One That Got Away Wendy Hobday Haugh 297

9 My Nanny Cat

88 Worst Cat Ever Elizabeth A. Pickart 303

89 Co-Parenting May Hutchings 306

90 The Zen of Travel Christy Heitger-Ewing 309

91 The Cat and His Boy Leigh Ann Northcutt 312

92 Mother's Helper Jill Davis 315

93 Foster Cats Mary Ellen Angelscrihe 317

94 Smokey the Sheriff Kitty Chappell 320

10 My Heroic Cat

95 A Lesson in Strength Stevie Trujillo 327

96 The Guardian and Her Boy Ligaya Flor 331

97 Who Rescued Whom? Pastor Wanda Christy-Shaner 334

98 The Guardian Trish Featherstone 336

99 Lion and the Uncouth Bear Loral Lee Portenier 339

100 We Rescued Each Other Steven M. Kaufman 342

101 Hero in the Making Heidi Gaul 345

Meet Our Contributors 349

Meet Amy Newmark 367

About Robin Ganzert and American Humane Association 369

Thank You 373

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 374

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