GIVEAWAY: Buckley’s Story, Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher


It’s giveaway week at The Cat’s Meow, with a new item up for grabs each day.

The “Buckley’s Story” giveaway is closed. The winner is #11: Willow! Concatulations!

Didn’t win? Be sure to enter the rest of The Cat’s Meow’s giveaways going on this week!

Today’s prize is a copy of Buckley’s Story by Ingrid King. (Check out The Cat’s Meow’s interview with Ingrid.)

It’s a warm-hearted 4-hanky memoir of life with Buckley, a joyful, enthusiastic and affectionate tortoiseshell cat that King meets while managing a veterinary hospital. When she leaves her job to start her own business, Buckley comes home to live with her and Amber, another tortoiseshell cat.

Buckley is diagnosed with heart disease after only two years of living with Ingrid, and caring for Buckley through her illness only deepens the bond between cat and human. Interspersed with well-researched information about cat health in general, and heart disease in particular, the author describes the challenges and rewards of managing illness in a feline companion, and ultimately helping her through the final transition. Ingrid shares both the day-to-day joys of living with a special cat as well as the profound grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion.

But far from being just another cat-and-the-cat-lady-she-loves tale, Buckley’s Story is a celebration of the soul connection between animals and humans, a connection that is eternal and transcends the physical dimension. Buckley’s Story is a great inexpensive gift for cat lovers on your list, especially those who have dealt with managing long-term illnesses in their precious cats, or have been owned by cats who seem to be spirit guides.

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