The Cat Protection Society of NSW Inc began in 1958 as a small group of people dedicated to finding loving and responsible homes for street cats. Today, their vision remains the same and they now offer a range of feline care services from their purpose-designed, no-kill shelter in Newtown. An independent charity, they have 1700 members, 150 volunteers, 12 staff and help thousands of cats – and the people who love them – every year. The wonderful cat stories and images in this book have been contributed by members and friends of Cat Protection.
Tales from the heart
A heartwarming tribute to our feline friends, this collection of real-life stories and captivating photographs will delight, amaze and deeply touch anyone who has ever spent time with a cat. From cats who ‘adopted’ their owners to strays who visited with a human just long enough to entrust them with their kittens, from loving companions giving solace in times of grief to little bundles of fur given as a child’s first pet, this book celebrates the beauty, elegance, and incredible capacity for love of that most selective of pets – the cat! Each story and photograph has been sent in to the Cat Protection Society of NSW Inc. and appears for the first time in this collection. This book is the perfect gift for any cat lover!
Specifications: Hardback | 195 x 135mm | 184 Pages
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We cannot get enough of cats: from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world. They have also generated a fascinating array of words, expressions and observations, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. In this witty and entertaining book, Max Cryer celebrates cats and all they have given to us. He describes the many words and expressions they have inspired, from ‘catnip’ and ‘catwalk’ to ‘the cat’s whiskers’ and ‘raining cats and dogs’, as well as famous cat characters like Garfield, Felix the Cat, The Cat in the Hat and Puss in Boots, songs as varied as ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ and ‘The Cats’ Duet’, and poems like ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’. The cats owned by famous celebrities are described, from Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Jeepers Creepers’ to Dr Johnson’s ‘Hodge’. In other chapters he explores cats’ attributes, the strength of their night vision and sense of smell, their sleep requirements, life expectancy and much more. Surprising facts – and spurious fictions – can be found on almost every page.
Everything you ever wanted to know about cats can be enjoyed in this magnificent compendium of a book. It is a delight from beginning to end to be read with one on your lap.
Specifications: 9781921966545 | Paperback | 210 x 135mm / 8.25 x 5.25in | 192 Pages
Working dogs and their stories
Humans are indebted to dogs. We get them to do all the jobs we can’t do; we expect them to save our lives, uphold the law, find our missing, comfort our sick and elderly, be our eyes and ears, watch over our families, move our stock, entertain us and keep us warm – all for a bowl of food, the tug of a toy and a pat at the end of the day.
Dogs should be revered and recognised for achieving great feats to improve human life, and this book unashamedly does just that. It tells the stories of a number of dogs, from their initial selection for work, to their training, their work experiences and their relationships with their handlers and masters. A long-time dog-owner and journalist, Maria Alomajan fleshes out each story with colourful and heartwarming anecdotes based on her interviews with the owners of these selfless animals, together with a host of charming photographs.
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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 151 mm / 9¼ x 6 inches | 160 Pages |
A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers
Now pouncing back into hardback, gorgeous photography and memorable quotes create the ultimate gift book for cat lovers.
No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway) and others are philosophical, or light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful and heart-warming photography, and now reissued in a high-quality hardback gift format, this is a collection to truly treasure.
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