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Friday, April 29, 2016

Cat Book: Celebrating the FIRST-EVER National Tabby Day with a Give-Away of The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat by Sandy Robins and Paul Smulson

It is an honor to be among a number of bloggers who were contacted to help spread the word about the "FIRST-EVER" National Tabby Day (which will take place on April 30th), and to help share the news about an adorable and hilarious new book The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat with brilliant photos  by Dr.Paul Smulson and witty captions by Author Sandy Robins  that will have you rolling on the floor like a cat with catnip!!! It is just too witty and adorable!

Cover Photo Courtesy of Triumph Books
I have had the pleasure of knowing Sandy Robins for a number of years now, after having met at  a host of blogging conferences/events. She is a complete and total delight in person! Sandy Robins is an award-winning multimedia pet lifestyle expert, author and radio, TV and pet industry personality. She is also Paul Smulson’s BFF (which also stands for Buffy Fan Forever)

Dr. Paul Smulson 
has practiced oral surgery for 35 years. He worked as a photojournalist for the Chicago Daily Defender during the Michael Jordan era and has had photographs appear in Sport Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times and Fox Sports’ Beyond the Glory. He photographed zoo animals for years before focusing on Buffy. 

FROM THE PUBLISHER:Born into the body of an orange tabby, Buffy has experienced life in a way most humans never do. Making the Most of All Nine Lives documents Buffy as he trades hairballs for golf balls, scratching posts for the Evening Post and meowing a yawn for mowing the lawn. With this great new collection of thoughts and photos Buffy has transcended from litter box to literature. No cat owner’s library is complete without this delightful yarn.

that the term "tabbies" refers to a coat pattern and is NOT a cat breed? Talk about embarrassing! I have been a "Tabby Mom" since late 1989 and I did NOT know this until recently! "A tabby is any domestic cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an 'M' on its forehead." No wonder when I would try to research the "breed" Tabby" NOTHING would come up! That is beyond EMBARRASSING!

My Angel Bobo

Cody has the distinctive "M" on his forehead and some classic Tabby stripes and dots on his neck, legs and belly, but isn't nearly as distinctively  a "Tabby" as my Angel Bobo was, as seen in the photo above.

Bobo was with me for 18 years and was the first Tabby cat to steal my heart! He was the original inspiration for this blog and it is ultimately dedicated to Bobo and Cody.

The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat stars one of the most handsome orange tabby cats you will ever meet! (Ok, we bloggers know a number of handsome orange tabbies, but Buffy is right up there with them!) The book is 128 pages packed with the most darling photos you will ever see, it is small, (5x6), which makes it the perfect size to carry with you!

Neither Bobo nor Cody would ever allow me to take the creative and UNPHOTO-SHOPPED (is that a word?) photos that you will see in this darling book! That is just part of what makes Buffy so extraordinary, he is truly a "one-in-a-million cat!"

"It may be Thanksgiving, but this looks too good to share"Photo Courtesy of Triumph Books

Sandy Robins creatively and often hilariously puts Buffy's "thoughts behind his actions into words so that cat lovers everywhere can live vicariously, enjoying this amazing feline's people skills and escapades."

"Let's solo the piano now.
But I'm going to give the
pedals a skip."
Photo Courtesy of Triumph Books
Paul Smulson had "spent most of my life feeling ambivalent toward cats", until his neighbor's cat had kittens and he and his wife adopted two of them. He soon discovered that "there was a besotted cat person hidden inside of me."

One day, he put headphones on Buffy and reached for his camera. To his amazement, Buffy sat for five minutes holding different poses while he snapped away. He couldn't decide who was having more fun during these photo sessions, Buffy or himself.
"YES! Feline groovy..."Photo Courtesy of Triumph Books

FROM PAUL SMULSON: From my own personal transformation into a cat lover, I learned that I was not unique. Many people don't realize they are cat lovers until they get an opportunity to interact with a cat. My hope is that by enjoying this book, more people will give cats a chance so that ultimately more deserving felines find love and forever homes.

You can learn more about Buffy at
Twitter: @buffycatlegend1

Photo Courtesy of Triumph Books

Author Sandy Robins

Is Helping Launch  1st Annual National Tabby Day

 Cat Adoption Event and Book Launch

 Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET

 Bideawee Animal Shelter
410 E 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Motivated by the release of Buffy the Cat’s new book, Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat(Triumph Books, April 2016), the National Tabby Day festivities will kick off at one of NYC’s most reputable shelters, Bideawee, on April 30th. Adoptions will run from 10 am – 6 pm, with a special celebration from 12-2 p.m. The celebration will feature the official book launch with author Sandy Robins, with drinks and treats for both two and four-legged attendees. Anyone adopting from the shelter on the 30th will be given a generous starter kit with items for their new pet from the event’s sponsors as well as a photo-op with the book’s photographer, Paul Smulson.

The publisher has generously agreed to have ONE of my readers who resides in the U.S. or Canada win a copy of The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat by Sandy Robins and Paul Smulson. (An approximate $12 value). Must be 18 and over to enter. Entering is easy! Simply enter on the Rafflecopter below, there is only ONE MANDATORY entry requirement! Good Luck!!!
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We were not compensated for this review/give-away. We received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for our always honest review. We also dedicate this post about the marvelous Tabby Cat to our beloved Angel Bobo, our cat Cody, and to our friend Cinco from the blog Playful Kitty who left this Earth suddenly, yesterday. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Robin, Dave and Manna. Cinco was one truly handsome and special Tabby Cat who will be greatly missed.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In Our Hearts and Our Prayers

There has been so much sadness in the blogosphere the past few months.  Too many doggies and kitties have been ill and many have gone to "The Bridge." (We can't list them all because we are certain we would accidentally forget some and we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.).There has been sadness with human health conditions as well.  We want to take a moment and tell all of our friends that we wish we could make the pain go away. We wish we could bring the furbabies back who have left us, and we wish we could heal those who are hurting, but we can't.

What we CAN do is tell you that we love you, that we  are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Purrfectplay Spring Gift Basket Winner!!!

Thanks to all who entered our give-away for the Purrfectplay NEW Spring Baskets!!!



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