James Bowen was a down on his luck British street musician who was busking the streets of London when a ginger cat walked into his life. Bowen and Bob caught the attention a literary agent, an encounter that would change the pair’s lives irrevocably. Bowen’s first book, A Street Cat Named Bob, became an international bestseller and was released as a major motion picture.Continue Reading
My mom passed away 28 years ago, yet Mother’s Day still is a bit of a bittersweet day. The pain of missing her has faded after all these years, but I still feel some sadness when Mother’s Day cards start showing up in stores, friends make plans to spend time with their moms, and restaurants offer Mother’s Day specials. Continue Reading
Falling in love with a cat is no different than falling in love with a person. Sometimes, it’s love at first sight. That’s what happened for me when I saw Buckley, the subject of my first book, Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher, in a cage in the back of the animal hospital I managed at the time. I fell in love instantly.
I’ve never met Debra Denker in person, and yet, she’s become a dear friend over the last four plus years. And even though I never met her cats, either, I felt like I knew Dorjee, and felt Debra’s pain when she had to let him go after a brief illness last month. Continue Reading
Today is our 13th anniversary! I really doesn’t seem possible that it’s been that long ago that I started this blog, inspired by Amber, the original Conscious Cat. And while this is a big milestone for Allegra and me, this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.Continue Reading
It’s always sad when a friend’s cat dies. My heart hurts for what I know they’re about to go through as they mourn their loss. We’ve all been there, and even though everyone grieves in their own unique way, we all know how hard it is. On Monday, my dear friends Rita and Rob had to say good bye to 21-year-old Kitty Girl. Continue Reading
I’m not much of party girl, so New Year’s Eve has always been a quiet day of reflection for me. I look back over the past year, and set some intentions for the coming year. If you’re going out to celebrate, please be safe.Continue Reading