Yesterday was a really big day for Mom – she got the cover art for Buckley’s Story from the designer. What do you think – do you like it? Mom cries everytime she looks at it, and I get a little emotional, too. It really brings my sister back to life, and it’s so cool that she’s on the cover of a book that’s all about her. Well, mostly – I’m in the book, too, and I play a very important role in the story. And since I’m also on the back of the book cover (in the photo with Mom), I guess it’s okay that Buckley gets the front. Mom reads a little bit from the book to me every day, and I really like that. It makes me remember all the wonderful times the three of us shared together. I miss Buckley.
The other cool thing that happened this week was that the banner Mom ordered for the cat show she’s going to be at in three weeks came in. It’s got my picture on it (the same one that’s the header for this site), and it’s really really big. Kind of weird to look at a giant version of myself, but also very appropriate. My greatness can’t be contained in just a small screen-sized version of the picture. Maybe I can convince Mom to hang the banner somewhere in our house after the cat show.
In case you’re wondering what cat show, Mom will represent The Conscious Cat at the National Capital Cat Show on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. If you’re in the greater Washington DC area, be sure to stop by the Whimsy Cats booth, that’s where Mom will be. There’ll be lots of great cat health information (Mom really knows her stuff) and free cat goodies. You’ll also have a chance to enter a drawing for a signed copy of Buckley’s Story! I know this will come as a disappointment to all of you, but I’m not going to be there. Mom said I wouldn’t like it, and she’s probably right. Although it would be fun to meet all our fans in purrson.
Thanks, Tammy! I’m glad you like the cover!
Cindy, thank you so much for your beautiful words! Writing “Buckley’s Story” was a big part of my healing process, but I still miss her every day. It does get a little easier as time goes by. For you, Edgar’s passing is still so fresh and raw. My heart goes out to you. I do believe that they live on through both our tears and our joys.
Wow! Big day indeed! The cover art is fantastic! Congratulations!
My eyes well up today at Amber’s mewsings, partly with sadness in remembering little Buckley but also with joy and a full heart for happy reasons. What a beautiful little girl Amber is – we can plainly see that in her precious, precious picture today. In addition, it is wonderful that the sharing of little Buckley’s legacy has come to fruition with the publisher’s acceptance of her story.
I DO like Buckley’s book cover and will DEFINITELY look forward to reading her little story (with Amber assisting, of course). Another ‘of course’ that is imminent…I KNOW that I will cry as I read! (I’m tearing up now!) I CAN imagine how you must feel in seeing Buckley’s picture (again and again), in losing my little Edgar just 3 weeks ago yesterday. Through our tears, though, how wonderful it is that Buckley’s spirit will live on with the publishing of her story.
My heart is full today!