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Because her good luck cat Woogie has already used up eight of his nine lives in narrow escapes from disaster, a Native American girl worries when he disappears.
Lissa Warren’s father needed a retirement companion while his wife and daughter were at work. Enter Ting, a seven-pound Korat who changed his life, and the life of the family. All kittens are mischievous, but Ting “the cat grenade” was real trouble. She was also smart, endearing, and the soul of the Warren family. In late 2008, Lissa’s father died of a heart attack. The images from that night still haunt her—especially the EKG readout ending in one long, devastating em dash. Less than a year later, Lissa and her mother stared at another EKG readout, this time for Ting. A living feline extension of the man they missed so much—the man they had tried, but failed, to save—she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition. The only option was to have a human pacemaker implanted in the cat—a procedure even the best animal hospital in Boston hadn’t performed in a decade. Thus they began a medical odyssey on behalf of the little gray cat who had been her father’s shadow—a journey that would prepare one of them for her own serious diagnosis. A gorgeously written memoir about grief, hope, and how pets both complicate and enrich our lives, The Good Luck Cat is a testament to the power of the human—and the feline—spirit.
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This 110-page journal features: -110 wide-ruled lined pages -6" x 9" size - big enough for your writing and small enough to take with you -Makes a wonderful gift for a graduate, sister, friend, cousin or anyone -Perfect for taking notes, brainstorming, doodling, jotting lists or writing in as a diary or travel journal or recording your accomplishments -White color paper, perfect for pencils, ink, colored pencils or gel pens. -Beautiful Cat cover
Its beckoning paw has a cult fanbase, but the lucky cat is more than just a cute ornament. The iconic creature is a symbol of good fortune and used as a powerful lucky charm in shops and homes across Japan, China, and beyond. The lucky cat (or maneki neko in Japanese) has a long history dating back to the 17th century that's packed with fascinating folklore, serious symbolism and countless contemporary cat spin-offs. Its paw, bib, coin, collar, and colors all have meaning. Did you know a pink cat will bring you luck in love, while a gold cat is all about wealth? Or that a left-pawed cat is used by businesses to attract customers, while a cat with a beckoning right paw is found in homes as talisman? Dive into this adorable book to find out all you need to know about the beautiful lucky cat.
The 137th New York Regiment courageously and heroically defended a key point of the Union defense during the Battle of Gettysburg on Culp's Hill. Matt McCabe, a young Union soldier, befriends a cat that instantly becomes a lucky pet for his immediate group as well as the whole regiment. The thoughts and feelings of young men in combat are explored and the battle is accurately described. The 137th received more casualties than any other regiment in the Union army. Matt McCabe survives the battle only to march away leaving his new found friend, Gettysburg the Cat, behind. Or does he? You will learn some of the daily activities of young men in war and how they behave in battle. War is a tragic, horrible experience, yet there is a bond of friendship that exists among the troops, and there are moments of both tragedy and humor, such as you would find in a Shakespeare play. This is an entertaining novel complete with pathos, historical accuracy, a few moments of humor, and a cat.
Retells the Japanese folktale about how the beckoning cat became a symbol of luck and prosperity in Japan.
Cat fanciers and devotees of Asian folklore will appreciate this coloring book's 30 portrayals of the cheerful feline in repeat patterns and with fans, cherry blossoms, koi, and other traditional settings.
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.
Experience the Magic! From Myths and legends of ancient times to the present, the wonders of magic have kept us enthralled! Journey through this book of magic and find out about the origins of magic and how it affected people's lives. Learn about alchemy, snake charming and fortune-telling. Were charms, amulets and spells really magical? Discover mysterious creatures like Yeti, the Thunderbird and sea serpents. Want to have students learn magic? It's in the book. What do Merlin, Houdini, Walt Disney and David Copperfield hall have in common? It's MAGIC! MAGIC! MAGIC! You could blame Harry Potter, but kids have always been enthralled and enchanted with Make-Believe and Magic. It's OK! Now is the time for them to explore the silly spells, tongue-twirling secret passwords, and all that 'open sesame!' stuff. It's fun, fascinating, and great for their imaginative writing skills.
Did you know that most wild cat species are small and that lions, tigers, and other large cats are the exception? That adult bobcats, clouded leopards, and other small wild cats are completely asocial? And that they fight only as a last resort? This entertaining and informative book reveals these and hundreds of other facts about the behavior, biology, and conservation of the more than 30 small wild cat species. From bobcats to servals, small cats are spread across the globe. They range in size from the rusty-spotted cat and African black-footed cat, each of which weighs around 5 pounds when fully grown, to the Eurasian lynx, which can reach an adult weight of 60 pounds. These felids are elusive, some are nocturnal, others are arboreal, and all are rare and secretive, making them especially difficult to study. James G. Sanderson, the world’s leading field expert on small wild cats, and naturalist and wildlife artist Patrick Watson provide informative and entertaining answers to common and unexpected questions about these animals. The authors explain why some small cats live on the ground while others inhabit trees, discuss the form and function of their coat types and colors, offer scientifically sound information on human–small wild cat interactions, and even review the role that small wild cats have played in literature, religion, and mythology. The world of cats is as fascinating as it is diverse. Small Wild Cats: The Animal Answer Guide shows just how important and interesting the littlest of the nondomesticated feline family are.
What is good luck and how can you attract it into your life? Bestselling author Richard Webster demystifies this age-old concept and shares 365 easy ideas anyone can use to increase their good fortune in every area of life. From acting on your hunches to using lucky charms, from carrying a badger’s tooth to random acts of kindness, the techniques presented in this entertaining and informative book are sure to tip the odds in your favor. With tried-and-true advice, unexpected tips, and everything you need to know about lucky days, numbers, months, and more, this easy-to-use guide is brimming with wise counsel for increasing your good luck.
Informs about propitios qualities of wild flowers while providing charms to ward off the Evil Eye, also has anecdotes from ancient peoples, and of stories from old religions and mythologies.
Two adorable kitty paper dolls, based on the Asian legend of the raised paw or "beckoning" cat, come with more than 40 fanciful costumes and a bonus poster with dozens of stickers.
An alphabetical listing of charms and symbols that provide good luck includes a discussion on the history of such symbols and the superstitions surrounding bad luck, detailing such talismans as crystals, jewelry, scents and aromatic oils, and more.
From Matthew Quick, the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook. 'Original, compelling, uplifiting' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project. Bartholomew Neil is thirty-nine and lost. After the death of his beloved mum he has no idea how to be on his own, and he knows it's about time he found his flock. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded learn how to fly? And what can Richard Gere, a beautiful librarian, a struggling priest and a foul-mouthed and troubled young man teach Bartholomew about finding love and happiness? Whatever it is, Bartholomew is in for a lot more than he bargained for . . . 'The Good Luck of Right Now is original, compelling, and uplifting . . . His writing is shot through with wit and humanity' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project
Sara loves her grandmother's bakery. It's a special place-not only because of its delicious Japanese buns and pastries. She enjoys spending time with her obaachan, her grandmother. But things aren't going well for the bakery. When the bakery's lucky cat statue goes missing, Sara wonders if the bakery's luck is gone for good. But then a mysterious cat appears in the backyard one night and inspires a plan. With the help of her friend, Jake, Sara just might find the statue and restore the bakery's lost luck.
Cats are lovable, funny, attentive listeners, and wonderfully cuddly. They can also be tenacious, persnickety, and maddeningly aloof. Arden Moore explains the mysteries behind your feline friend’s thoughts and actions, from that inexplicable fascination with catnip to kneading blankets, chasing mice, and dozens of other complexities of cat behavior. With a handle on what’s behind your cat’s quirky personality, you’ll be able to maximize quality time with the fuzziest member of the family.
“Lowe echoes the whimsy of J.K. Rowling with…charismatic characters.” —Publishers Weekly “Fans of Matilda…will be happy to meet another spunky girl.” —School Library Journal Cat Campbell is a late-blooming witch whose magical abilities have yet to be mastered in this charming coming-of-age story set in the world of The Power of Poppy Pendle. Cat Campbell has had magical powers since the day she was born, but she didn’t always know that. Cat’s mother believes magic ruins lives, and even as Cat’s passion for magic grows over the years, no one suspects she has the gift. But she has indeed inherited the coveted magic gene of her famed great-great-grandmother Mabel, a discovery she makes in a most surprising way. And when she comes across a book called The Late Bloomer’s Guide to Magic, she finds the encouragement she needs and spells that actually work. Then the town of Potts Bottom is threatened by a notoriously feared witch, and Cat has the chance to help her family and town—and to prove herself in the process. Because, as The Late Bloomer’s Guide to Magic proclaims, “believing in your magic and yourself is half the battle.”
The Holistic Cat is a comprehensive guide to natural health care for your cat. It explores the complementary treatments available to look after your cat in a range of everyday situations, as well as for first aid and focuses on diet, natural remedies and preventative and integrated health care. Topics covered also include the understanding of the feline mind; kitten care, multiple cat households and indoor cats; care of the elderly cat and the importance of nutrition and how to provide a balance diet. Holistic treatments for common ailments, including abscesses, dental health, and heart and respiratory problems are covered too. There are 104 colour photographs.

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