We have seen a lot of gift guides for people buying all kinds of gifts but what would you buy a cat lover? Do you want cat lover’s gifts that are different, unusual and not ‘off the shelf’ dull?
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We all know how “cat-hardic” it is to come clean about a bad habit, a hidden secret or an incident we’d like to forget. And we’re not the only ones. Our darling, itty-bitty, Mommy’s special babies have the same need to get things off their chests, too. And that’s what CAT CONFESSIONS is all about: A means for our fallen-away angels to admit their mistakes, start afresh and change their lives (all nine of them) so they can hold their whiskers high and be an example for all who follow in their paw steps.
Filled with photos of real cats who’ve admitted to foibles such as licking the salt off potato chips Mom serves her guests or introducing a travelling coyote to the neighbour’s yapping dog, this hiss-terical book reveals that none of us is purrfect. In fact, we’re all just human…even if we’re not.
Dash Kitten NEW RedBubble Store
I have launched a shop on the selling site RedBubble. It allows me to upload my favourite images and sell these as items.
RedBubble manufactures the items and sets a price with a profit margin for me, the photographer.
I am adding an item every few days as I find my feet and have included a Christmas card and the much admired portrait of Chenzou.
Artist Cat Quint Art Works
The artist’s non-toxic, pet-friendly, water-based acrylic paint has been applied onto heavy art paper by Quint himself. This is not a print but an original painting ready to frame or hang as is. Please expect differences in design and colour variance from one painting to the next.
Each piece comes attached to a white 8 inch x 10 inch (US Size) mat. Each is signed and numbered, includes Quint’s card, and is slip-cased in a clear, plastic sleeve before shipping.
All proceeds from Quint’s final paintings, including this series, will go toward building the Colehaus Cats emergency vet and housing fund.
Show Cats – Portraits of Fine Felines
I am including this book as my own personal favourite wish list item.
Larry Johnson is the world’s leading cat photographer and portraitist. His book Cat Show Cats contains his exquisite photographs and wisdom about the nature of cats. He photographs at over thirty-five cat shows throughout the year in the US and throughout the world.
Larry is a trained photographer with special talents to create these amazing cat portraits and has interesting narratives to share. He is a skilled photographer of animals. He is especially accomplished with cats and knows their qualities their behaviour, their owners, and the cat show scene. This book contains over 180 superlative images of cat-show cats. In every image, Larry captures each cat’s X factor?its personality and physical attributes. In the accompanying text, Larry describes his work, the challenges, the photography, the shows, and the cats.
Neko Ngeru Shop (and the Cat Cafe!)
There is a huge range of delightful cat-themed merchandise on display at the Neko Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe cafe in Petone, and you can check out a lot of the gift options online.
You can browse their figurines, T-shirts, gorgeous leggings, handmade cats, stickers, drinking fountains, cat litter, cat food and other fun items. You are not obliged to visit the cafe to shop so head to 291 Jackson Street, Petone.
Cosmic Cat Cosy Mystery
When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death at a comic con, Lynley is left holding the bag— and a cat!
Who killed Captain Cat? His tribe wants to know. When the Captain is murdered at Bridgetown Comic-con and philanthropist Esmae Westhouse is arrested for the crime, sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon steps out of her comfort zone and dons her Star Trek uniform to expose the real killer.
A decade-spanning love triangle, a band of vigilante cosplayers, a shady pharmaceutical company, and an ancient black cat named Kitty tie into a puzzling plot that has Lynley running in all directions. The death of Captain Cat is only the beginning, and Lynley must stay one step ahead of a ruthless hitman if she is to make it out alive.
Cosmic Cat is the 6th Crazy Cat Lady cosy mystery in the series.
Basil the Bionic Cat
You can find a host of cat-themed books recommended on Amber’s book page of the busy B Team blog. Amber reviews books for cat fans of all ages, in addition to book news on Basil’s own adventure.
Cathrine the team ‘staff’ has also conjured a series of gorgeous mandala colouring books (available at the link – free!). Print these off on good quality paper and you have the purrfect colouring fan’s restful gift for getting their ‘OM’ on!
“Just imagine for a moment that your cat is completely invincible and totally indestructible… well that’s exactly what Basil is after accidentally coming into contact with a prototype secret formula, he is changed forever with more superpowers than you can shake your tail at!“
Cathrine’s book about Basil the Bionic Cat is due to be republished soon. Aimed at readers aged 8-12 Basil takes centre stage in this adventure – take note of this book, it will be a must-read for adventurous youngsters.
Whisper Bound Mysteries
The blurb doesn’t mention the alien cat featured, (so I will). There is one!
Falling out of bed when the earth shakes and bleeding from a head wound starts Private Investigator Meg Barringer’s day. Which means she’s not at her best when she gets a call about investigating the death of a woman buried alive.
Meg’s investigation leads her to the charismatic and mysterious Peter Eresh, who may be the most unusual Whisper resident of all. As Meg’s inquiries take her deeper into dangerous territory, she stumbles onto a deadly plot.
Not your average Pacific Northwest town, things happen in Whisper Washington that don’t happen anywhere else. Residents don’t mind, not even Meg, when she isn’t being stalked by something inhuman.
Unfortunately for her, outsiders trying to control the very land upon which Whisper is built have come to town. Their interference could cause disaster for the town and could cost Meg her life. Because now, the ground itself is out to get her.
The mindset behind the cat from Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles. I love the cover too.
Three-time award-winning, “Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them” is an entertaining and informative peek into the feline psyche, answering questions such as why do cats suddenly zoom from one room to the next for no apparent reason, or why do they seem to stare into space at nothing at all?
Makin’ Biscuits is filled with anecdotes from cat lovers across the world – from everyday people to well-known celebrities like Vanna White and Carrie Ann Inaba to guardians of famous cats like Cole & Marmalade. It’s a great read for cat lovers of all ages.
The debut picture book by Ellen J Pilch tells the story of an orange cat who finds herself homeless one cold winter.
She has trouble finding something to eat and a warm place to sleep, but with a little help from above, she finds all of that and more in her wonderful forever home. The story is loosely based on how the author’s cat arrived at her doorstep.
If you buy from any one of the gifts featured, you help an individual author or an artist or a small company, who commit their time, talents and love to cats in their own unique ways.
Check back later this week because the Pet Parade hopes to add some more treats and gift to our growing list.
Please consider a purchase by any of these special people and cats like Quint. Or check our other gift guide here.