The Cat in the Window: And Other Stories of the Cats We Love

The Cat in the Window: And Other Stories of the Cats We Love

by Callie Smith Grant

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People love their pets--cats more so than any other (or so the cats would like to think). And if there is anything cat-lovers enjoy almost as much as stroking their beloved feline friends, it's reading about cats. In the tradition and style of her previous smash hits, Callie Smith Grant brings readers a brand-new collection of uplifting stories about the amazing creatures that warm our hearts--and our laps! With stories from Melody Carlson, Jill Eileen Smith, Robert Benson, Kathi Lipp, and many others, The Cat in the Window offers the perfect excuse to curl up on the couch with a furry friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441244468
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 567,516
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Callie Smith Grant is the editor of A Prince among Dogs, A Dickens of a Cat, and The Dog Next Door. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.
Callie Smith Grant is the editor of The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, The Cat on My Lap, The Dog at My Feet, and The Horse of My Heart. She is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction Callie Smith Grant 11

"The Cat in the Window" Callie Smith Grant 15

"Miss Scarlett and Rhett" Vicki Crumpton 23

"The Time-Share Cat" Andrea Doering 27

"Fat Jimmy from Jersey" Alison Hodgson 31

"The Gift of St. Nicholas" Kathryn Ann Mays 37

"My Cat, Big Boy" Mark Muhich 43

"I Thought I Would Slow Down" Ila J. Smith 47

"The Long Road Home" Mary Ann Osborn 51

"For the Love of Sandy" Jill Eileen Smith 59

"The Monk Goes on Retreat" Robert Benson 63

"The Stepcat" Kathi Lipp 69

"Cat from the Land Between" Pamela Allnutt 73

"The Cat Doesn't Even Like the Dog" Donna Acton 79

"Cool Cat, School Cat" Ed Peterson 85

"The Mayor of Dreher Avenue" Donna Hollingsworth Pam Lione 91

"Kit Kat the Comforter" Lonnie Hull DuPont 97

"About a Boy" Alison Hodgson 105

"Liar, Liar, Shades of Gray" Cindy Crosby 113

"A Different Kind of Cat" Sandy Cathcart 121

"Lost in Translation" April McGowan 127

"On a Farm" Andrea Doering 133

"Blossom" Marilyn Guidinger 137

"An Uncanny Cat Story" Melody Carlson 141

"The Subway Kitten" Kathi Lipp 145

"Fetching Ez" David Manuel 151

"Small and Mighty, Great and Good" Jeanette Thomason 159

"Buster's Heaven on Earth" Cathy E. Watkins 169

"How an Abandoned Cat Changed My Life" Dusty Rainbolt 175

Acknowledgments 181

Notes 183

About the Contributors 185

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The Cat in the Window: And Other Stories of the Cats We Love 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Callie Smith Grant in her new book, “The Cat In The Window” published by Revell gives us And Other Stories of the Cats We Love. From the back cover:  A playful bat of a string. A bored yawn. A tender purr at the touch of your hand. Cats are one of God’s most enigmatic creatures. They’re as crafty as they are cuddly, as rambunctious as they are reserved. We never quite know just what our cats are thinking–but it’s perfectly obvious that they always are. The Cat in the Window is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the cats in our lives. Inside you’ll meet an orange tiger-striped cat who softened the hard edges of life for a young family, a skinny black-and-white stray who braved a blizzard to find a home, a fat cat who saved his owner’s life one night, cats who offered comfort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit. So curl up on the couch with the special cat in your life . . . and enjoy! No doubt about it cats make an impact in the lives of those who open their hearts and homes to them.  Cats are territorial.  Once they figure out the size of your home they claim it as theirs and let you continue to live there.  In exchange they give you their love and playtime.  This is a book about cats, written by owners of cats and how those cats changed their lives.  Some are heart-warming, others are funny, all of them show how these pets can change our lives.  If you ever owned a cat then you will be able to relate.  If you never owned a cat you will enjoy these stories anyway. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
For Cat Lovers Everywhere! The Cat in the Window is a compilation of stories composed by those whose lives have been touched in some way by a cat. The stories are as varied as the humans that tell their stories. The authors of these heartwarming stories include a veterinary technician, a teacher, authors - Robert Benson, Melody Carlson, Kathi Lipp, the late David Manuel, Callie Smith Grant, just to name a few. Each story involves how a cat has made an impact in the lives of those who opened their hearts and homes to a cat. There are cat haters who refuse to allow a cat into their lives until one day an undaunted cat makes its way onto that person's lap and into their heart. There are stories of strays, injured cats, rescues from the pound, and adoptions from friends who can no longer keep a cat. These stories are heartwarming, hopeful, joyous, and a time or two, heartbreaking.  This book of cat stories wove its way into my heart, and as I read I found myself holding the book in one hand while stroking the fur of one of my 3 cats with the other. A cat lover all my life, I could relate to some of these stories from experience, and others were new to me. Every cat that enters our lives has a different purpose and a personality all its own, and I became acquainted with felines that were new even to me. Our lives are so affected by these lovely creatures, and the authors of these stories told their tales with love and devotion to their animals. This book is a wonderful light read for cat lovers everywhere!  Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review. Thank you, Revell, for providing me with this book.
OregonAuthor More than 1 year ago
A warm and wonderful collection of true stories about cats and the people who love and own them. (Although who owns who may be questionable. There's Fat Jimmy, lovable in spite of a definite flaw. The life-saving Big Boy. Stepcat Zorro. And stories of many others that will be joy (and sometimes laughter and tears) to cat lovers everywhere.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book to read, and it does go fast. The stories are short, so if you have just a few minutes at a time, you can finish one quickly. The book is a collection of true stories, and they of course, revolve around cats. Some of them are quite funny, and others very touching. There are many types of cats as we all know, some are very aloof, and others won't leave you alone...all they want is attention. No matter how they came into their lives, these cats leave their imprint on their owners, or feeders! Famous last words..."No he, she, can't stay". This book will have you curling up with your cat, and having a comfy read. You won't be disappointed! I received this book through the Revell Book Reviewers Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
alinefromabook More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful collection of short stories about cats. Each story is carefully told and reveals the many ways in which cats enrich our lives. So curl up in the hammock with your favorite cat and enjoy each one of these engaging, feel-good stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An affectionate look at the cats who chose to live with us and how they affect our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was delightfully surprised by this book. The stories are heartfelt and uplifting. If you are an animal person and like cats and kittens you will love these delightful stories!