Friday, December 21, 2012

Cartoon Cats

There is a neat cartoon I like to read every day. 'Savage Chickens'. Just Google it. It's mostly about chickens but Doug Savage has also put some pretty funny sketches of cats on his website. He draws his cartoons on sticky notes and then puts them on the Savage Chickens site. If you click on his cats tag it will take you to all of his cat cartoons. In fact today he had a cartoon of cats on a Christmas tree. It seems he presently has two cats: Watson and Crumble. I don't know Doug Savage and I've never contacted him so to one of my favorite creators of laughs here's a little free advertizing.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review of HERO CATS

I had a  thought that once in a while I would write a review of a book about cats. Just so happens that I've been reading a book about cats: 'Hero Cats (True Stories of Daring Feline Deeds)'. by Eric Swanson. It contains within its pages heroic deeds performed by cats very much like our very own feline friends. You wouldn't guess that kitties could be heroes, but it's true according Eric Swanson. This book looks at cats in a different light. Sure most of the time, they are the lazy, self centered, heat seeking felines we've come to love and adore, but just read this book and you'll look at your purring machine in a different light.

There is Pod who protects Aegis from an intruder dog; Scarlett who saves her kittens one by one from a burning building risking her life and almost losing it. There is Tramp who saves her canine friend, Lady from a fox trap; and Mr. Meow who saves a new born baby girl from strangulation. The list goes on. This book though not mushy is tender and funny, a good read for the whole family.