September 15th 2010 6:49 am
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I found a new book to review. I think I found it by scent. See, my Mommy had this book to the beach and I think I can smell the ocean. Anyways, the book is called "Scent of the Missing" by Susannah Charleson. The subtitle is "Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog". I, Mrs. Murphy, am not particularly fond of woofies, but I have a new found respect and admiration for them> Mom would love to have a dog, but instead she has all of us, and I think she is quite pleased! Anyways, the book talks about the training of a search and rescue dog and the many ways they are utilized. But it wasn't just that, there was more. It was the story of Susannah and her puppy Puzzle as they bond and learn from each other and undergo the necessary training to do SAR. Even though I am a cat, and we all know that we have this supreme intelligence, good looks and grace; I have to admit these woofies and their humans are pretty amazing. Wow, the things that they can do! My deepest purrs of gratitude to all involved in Search and Rescue, for all they do! Thank You!
August 30th 2010 6:01 pm
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Mom had recently finished reading a new book and it ties in to some very sad news we learned yesterday. It is with a heavy heart that we write today's diary entry. Mom had just completed "Homer's Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper. I know it was featured some time ago on Catster, but Mom just got to read it. Homer is a cat who is blind, but who I think sees more of the world than we sometimes do. I think it's because he doesn't let the obstacles of life stand in his way. No height is too high, nothing is hopeless. You can find true love; you can conquer fear and so much more if you don't let the worry slow you down. Believe in yourself and faith. This is a wonderful book in so many ways: a classic cat story, an epic journey filled with humor and scary times yet and most of all great love. Homer, you are truly inspiring! In case you had not heard; Homer's sister Vashti went to the Bridge on Sunday. Gwen, Laurence, Homer and Scarlett, We are truly saddened for your loss. Please find comfort in the many happy memories you share and the true love that abounds in your home. Our purrs are with you,
August 24th 2010 6:47 am
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I found a new book to review. This one is called "Head to Tail Wellness: Western Veterinary Medicine Meets Eastern Wisdom". The book is a really cool combination of elements of eastern principles like chi, sha, and even feng shui working together with traditional medicine and veterinary care. There was a cool quiz which tells you your dominant element (Mine is metal!) There is a basic recipe for making a whole foods meal. Then you can adapt the protein source in the recipe based on which of the five elements you are cooking for. Mom cooked it for Ivan and Percy's birthday. We all thought it was quite delicious. This was a great book that shows that integrated Eastern and Western medicine can truly work well together to give our furry friends the best quality of life. Thanks Mom!
August 16th 2010 5:49 am
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I found a new book yesterday, but I am not sure what it is. I found it in the kitchen near the window. It might be a cookbook, since it is in the kitchen and it has a lot of pictures of the recipes in it. Or it might be a tv guide book because it is near the window and those pictures are of things we can see out that window. The title of the book Mom is reading is "North American Birdfeeder Guide". It has pictures of all kinds of birds and and plants. It has a section of bird profiles that gives their stats but also talks about their nests and what to provide in the backyard to attract them. Looks like a very interesting book. Still not sure, but I'm leaning towards a tv guide.
August 4th 2010 6:40 am
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Having lived in a library, I am very curious about books. I like to watch people read, to snuggle next to someone who is reading, and once in a while actually be read to. I thought I might try a diary and write about whatever books I find in that one room upstairs where the humans have their litterbox! Recently I have seen the book "The Burning Wire" by Jeffrey Deaver. I peeked through it while no one was watching....it looks good. Someone is using the electrical grid in NYC to commit murder. I haven't figured out who it is yet, maybe terrorists or an unhappy employee or a cat set on world domination. Lincoln Rhyme and his usual cast of characters are in this and Lincoln has a health issue. I think Mom will finish this one soon, she seems to really be enjoying it.
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