Archive for the ‘pawesome book club’ Category
Yesterday I posted my review of Crafting with Cat Hair. While not the book for me, in the right crafter’s hands it could lead to some adorable projects, which is why, with help from Quirk Books, we’re giving away two copies of Crafting with Cat Hair. We only ask that the winners try to send us some photos of their finished crafts to show off on the blog.
In my opinion, there aren’t many cons when it comes to sharing your home with a cat. The few cons there are though can be a real pain in the butt. The litter box is one, while flying tumbleweeds of cat hair is another. I literally have to vacuum every other day to keep the hairballs in check at our house. Go to pet one of our three felines and you’re sure to stir up a tornado of fur around you. I use the Furminator, but it doesn’t seem to matter how often I “deshed” the cats, there’s always more.
Speaking of, what am I supposed to do with those piles of cat fur? It seems like a waste to chuck those soft, luscious locks, no? Last Halloween I used Gizmo’s extra strands to make an impromptu Donald Trump costume, while Leda posted a while back about cat hair necklaces one imaginative pet owner makes, and don’t forget you can collect your pet’s fur to help out in the next oil spill. But it turns out there also a heck of a lot of cute stuff you can make using the fur your cat doesn’t need anymore.
Although I’m both a bookworm and an animal lover, I typically don’t read books about animals. I become too attached to the dog/cat/horse in question, and a little part of me becomes traumatized when something bad happens – which it usually does. Non-fiction books about animals are sometimes easier to handle, however, especially when written by a capable author. This is why I’m considering picking up Susan Orlean’s newest book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, a narrative biography about the eponymous canine film star from the 1920s.
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When I was a kid, I used to go to the library at my school and ask the librarian for books about animals without any people in them (librarians love a challenge). And one of my favorites was a book called Kitty’s New Doll.
Like many kids, I had a lot of books around me to choose from, but only ever wanted to read maybe two of them (the second one was Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day, which is FANTASTIC). Why did I love it so much? Read the rest of this entry »