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Friday, April 20, 2012
I Did It Again!
I have omitted the “Oops!” from the title of this post because I do not feel apologetic, and I would never want anyone to confuse me with Britney Spears (as if I am in danger of mistaken identity…).
I did it again can mean only one thing: I found a home for a cat in need. When my friend and colleague Marty casually mentioned that her sister Terry was missing having a cat in the house, I told Marty that I knew of a cat who wanted a home. In fact, Mordecai, a black cat living at Dr. O.’s clinic, had longed for a home his entire life. He had lived on the streets for four years and was rescued by Dr. O. two years ago. This handsome six-year-old cat was ready for some serious cohabitation with Marty and Terry.
The Cat Lady prod (as opposed to the cattle prod) worked quickly and gently. Marty reports that Mordecai loves his new surroundings, and that she and Terry are in love with their new furry friend. He is not a lap cat—yet—but all signs indicate he will be heading in that direction any moment now.
Never forget the Cat Lady’s tried-and-true formula: One person saving one cat makes a difference.
Query of the Day: Do you like black cats as much as I do?
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PURRS FOR CAT LADY CHRONICLES
My first book, Cat Lady Chronicles, was featured prominently in a variety of media, including Cat Fancy (January 2013 “Cat Book Club” book of the month; corresponding author interview on catchannel.com), Houston Chronicle (front-page Lifestyle feature and Chron.com blog post on best holiday 2012 books for pet lovers), USA Today.com (fall 2012 roundup of pet titles), and WWD.com (“The Passionate Reader” blog).
Blog/web coverage also included DesignSponge.com (one of site’s “10+ Favorite Animal Books”), EverBeautiful.com (fashion and style book review), Romeo the Cat (“Furry Friends Friday” feature), and vetstreet.com (author interview).
Radio and TV coverage has included News 92FM, CBS Houston (author interview), NPR/Peconic Public Broadcasting (author interview with Bonnie Grice, “The Eclectic Café), and Fox News, New Orleans (author interview on morning news show).
Coverage in Houston has included CultureMap.com (feature story and author interview), Houston Pet Talk magazine, HUM magazine (commissioned article by author), Paper City newspaper (column), and 002 magazine (author profiled in “People of Houston” feature).
My name is Diane Lovejoy, and I am proud to call myself a Cat Lady. I am an editor and a museum publisher by day, and the "Mama Kitty" to ten cats 24/7. Although nothing in my past pointed to my sideline career of rescuing, taming, and domesticating stray cats, my two worlds are now fully interconnected. Come join the Cat Lady Nation!