I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED! Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO!!!
That's right, my friends. You heard it correctly and you heard it here first...
What's that, Peepers? You think that my readers might not have first heard my big news right here on my blog? You think they might have heard it already? They might have heard it elsewhere? Awww.... MOUSES!
Anywho... That doesn't really matter, I suppose. What does matter is that... I'VE BEEN PUBLISHED!
And no, this is not a joke for April Fools. Again I must say, MOUSES!
Now back to me.
Have you ever wondered how I, Nerissa the Cat, came to live here in this house with my very own peeps? Well wonder no more, my friends, 'cause my very own rescue story appears in the possibly-soon-to-be-best-seller (got my paws crossed on that one) Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes published by FitCat Publishing. MOUSES!
In the book you'll read all 'bout how I was born out in the wilds of Nova Scotia. Uh scratch that. You'll read all 'bout how I was born in a neighbour's wood pile in our subdivision. You'll also learn how I eventually came to meet my peeps. How I learned to trust 'em and how they fell in love with me. Basically, you'll learn all 'bout my early and formative months. Bet you never knew half of that stuff before.
But my rescue story isn't the only one in the book. No Sirree... There is a total of twelve cats featured in the Rescued book, each with a differed story to tell. A whole year's worth of rescue stories all in one book. The deal of the century, that is, for sure. MOUSES!
Are you intrigued? You want your very own copy? Then you're in luck 'cause the book Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes is available on Amazon. Click here to be magically transported to the page where you can order it in print form or on Kindle. Also, your local bookseller can order the book in for you, too. Local booksellers are great and so very helpful and always more than happy to oblige with such things.
(Note to self: Make sure my pal Lori at our local bookstore knows 'bout this here wonderful book.)
But this month is April and April is super important 'cause this is my birthday month!
What's that Peepers? Oh yeah... Sorry 'bout that.
April is important 'cause each cat featured in Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes got to pick a rescue to receive the 'donation' portion of all book sales for a particular month and my month is April. No, I'm not receiving the donations but the rescue of my choice is. Isn't that wonderful?
And the answer to that would be yes.
Durin' the month of April, a portion of all Rescued book sales will go to Anjellicle Cats Rescue in New York. Anjellicle Cats Rescue is very near and dear to my heart on account of the fact that they save the lives of so many kitties who need rescuing just as I once did before I met my peeps.
Those of you who know me on Facebook and Twitter, know that I daily help network the cats on death row at the New York City ACC. Every day the ACC posts a list of cats. A list of cats who will be killed the very next day. These cats are adoptable. Sometimes they're in perfect health. So very often they're super scared bein' at the ACC but will calm down once they're in a loving foster home.
A number of rescues do what we call, pulling. Peeps from Anjellicle Cats Rescue go to the ACC as often as possible and pull as many cats as they can afford to pull. These babies may need some medical attention and foster homes will need to be found. In foster care, they'll receive lots and lots of tender lovin' care before bein' adopted out into loving, forever homes of their very own. In other words, officially rescued.
The Anjellicle Cats Rescue helps rescue cats in New York City, daily. It is a "no-kill, all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3)
organisation" and a "member of the Mayor's Alliance and a New Hope
Partner with the New York Animal Care & Control (ACC)." Their "goal is to help make New York City a no kill city" and "for over ten years, [their] Hell's Kitchen-based organisation has been a
lifeline for abandoned, stray, and neglected cats and kittens." They "work closely with the ACC to pull out those who are in
danger of being euthanized. Each one is welcomed with kindness and
medical attention, with the goal of placement into a permanent, loving
The above quotes are straight from the Anjellicle Cats Rescue's Facebook page but if you wanna know even more about them, just click on their name, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, to be teleported to their website.
Are you back yet? Back from their website? Good.
One last thing. Christmas is less then nine months away. I know, seems likes forever but believe-you-me, before we know it, peeps'll be out there shoppin', for sure. How 'bout tuckin' away a few copies of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes for Christmas gifts? Or for birthdays or Hanukkah or... Or maybe 'cause you simply feel like givin' someone a gift filled with love?
The book is extremely well priced and with a donation with every purchase goin' to help rescue animals, it's a win-win situation, for sure.
So there you have it, my friends. My big news. I've been published. Gonna go celebrate with some nip and a nap and maybe some cuddles with the peep. Or maybe just an extra-long nap. Or maybe some extra-strong nip? I'll decide later. Yup, I'll decide after I have that nip and uh, maybe a snack. Hmmm... Mmmm...
Again, you can order your very own copy (or two!) of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes through your friendly local bookseller or right here on Amazon and please remember that during the month of April, a portion of all sales will go to help Anjellicle Cats Rescue save even more cats' lives. purrs