Monday, June 22, 2015

Cody is in the book:"Kittenish" by Gwen Cooper & Homer's Heroes !!! #Kittenish #HomersHeroes #NepalQuake

It is almost six years since my first book review appeared on this blog. The first review was none other than Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper. I vividly remember how terrified I had been when Gwen contacted me asking if I would review Homer's book. I had been blogging less than a year and had never reviewed any book, EVER. I was so flattered that Gwen had contacted me, that I eagerly accepted and figured I'd worry about how to review a book later.

Since then, I have reviewed dozens and dozens of books, both on this blog and Dakota's, and have featured Gwen on this blog a minimum of  six times. I reviewed her book,  Love Saves The Day (I guess I did a good enough job on Homer's review that Gwen asked me to review her next book!), and some misc. blog posts to help Gwen in her on-going quest to help animals in need.

Today I am honored to feature her latest  endeavor:

Cover Cat:Maddee/Atwater, California
which started in late May, 2015 as a "send-up" of Kim Kardashian's best-selling selfies collection, Selfish. To quote Gwen "to that end, we tried to hew as closely as possible to the look and feel of the original-down to the interior black-page section where the "sexy pics" are featured. (Warning:Very few of the cats consented to wear costumes for this book, so almost all of these selfies are nudes;) Cats are probably the only ones having as big a pop-cultural moment as the Kardashians, so the comparison seemed apt."

Kittenish was created with the intent of enabling those of us who felt helpless watching the horror of the Nepal earthquakes and the devastation they caused for humans and animals, to do something meaningful.  By purchasing a copy of Kittenish you are helping the victims of the Nepal earthquakes and their animals. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM KITTENISH WILL GO TO HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL TO FUND ANIMAL RESCUE IN NEPAL!


When Gwen sent out the call for photo submissions, Cody could not WAIT to send her his photo!



Gwen told us she received over 8000 photos from several dozen countries! Those 8000+ photos had to be tapered down to 403 selfies!  When Gwen wrote to us and said that Cody made the cut to be in Kittenish, we were ecstatic!! Cody and I are honored to be a part of this most important endeavor to help humans and animals in need in Nepal.

When I purchased our copy, and when it arrived, I fell in love with how adorable ALL the "selfies" are in Kittenish. Especially Cody's! See for yourself!

Ok, I live in Farmington Hills, MICHIGAN
but for Gwen,
I'll live ANYWHERE!
From Gwen Cooper: I'm often asked what the value is in helping animals at all when there are so many humans in need. My answer is always the same:When you help animals, you help people too.

Please help Gwen help the people and animals of Nepal by purchasing a copy of  Kittenish. "Thank you for supporting this book, and the cause of animal rescue."

Buy your ebook for only $3.99,
 or a physical copy, here: www.hihomer.com

WE thank Gwen Cooper for all she does for animals in need.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Homer's Odyssey, and the novels Love Saves the Day and Diary of a South Beach Party Girl. She is a frequent speaker at shelter fundraisers; donates 10% of her royalties from Homer's Odyssey to organizations that serve abused, abandoned, and disabled animals; and serves on the Advisory Boards of Tabby's Place in Ringoes, NJ (where we sponsor a kitty!), and Tree House Humane in Chicago. Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her two perfect cats-Tripod Clayton and his litter-mate, Fanny-who aren't impressed with any of it!


59 comments:

  1. Cody you are a star!!!

    Emma and Buster

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    1. No, but I sure feel like one! Love, Cody

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  2. Oh Cody, you're famous! Thank you for visiting us. Purrs from all of us!

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    1. thank you (but no, I'm not famous! MOL!) You are most welcome and purrs back!

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  3. Gwen is such an amazing human to put together this book - and congratulations for being in it, Cody!

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    1. Yes she is and thank you so much!!! Love, Cody

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  4. First of all you do the most fabulous book reviews - we've always thought that! Secondly how wonderful that Cody made the cut to have his photo in Gwen's latest book! BRAVO.....and it's such a sweet photo of him too......Fabulous!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

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    1. Oh my Pam and Sammy, THANK YOU!!!!!!! That just made our day! We do our best! Yes, we are beyond honored to have been a part of such an impawtant project! Thank you so much! Love, Caren and Cody

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  5. How pawesome that you got to be in Gwen's project, Cody! Concatulations! Are you going to be pawtographing copies?

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    1. Thank you!!! Hmmmm...I should, shouldn't I? Love, Cody

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  6. That's so cool that Cody is in the book! It's such a wonderful project.

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    1. Thank you Ingrid! We are BEYOND flattered! With over 8000 entries we never thought we would make it in! Gwen is a gem for all that she does for animals! Love, Caren and Cody

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  7. Lucy wants Cody's paw-tagraph!

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    1. Lucy can have WHATEVER she wants! Love, Cody

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  8. that photo screams to be in that book, and while I'm not surprised that Gwen was smart enough to pick it, I still feel the need to say congratualtions

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Yes, there were over 8000 photos sent in so I was beyond shocked that it was one of the 400+ selected. I was just so honored and happy and I deeply thank you!

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  9. Concats Cody! That is really awesome - we love Gwen and all that she does to help animals! xoxox

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  10. Congrats to Cody. That's pawsome.
    Sue B

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  11. We think Kittenish is such a clever book...and for a great cause.

    We missed out when Miss Gwen asked for submissions, otherwise we would have sent pics too. Cody, how cool that you're in the book.

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  12. WOW Cody, that is such an honor, but we're not surprised my handsome friend!

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    1. thank you so much my furiend! I AM honored but I am also QUITE surprised! Love, Cody

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  13. This book is a great idea and indeed cats are the most popular creatures on the Internet! Cody looks great! Congratulations!

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    1. It sure is a great idea! Thanks so much too!!

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  14. Aww look at you,great idea for the book ,xx Speedy

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  15. It's awesome that all the proceeds from the book's sale are going to help the animals in Nepal! Congrats on making it into the book. :)

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  16. How adorable and Cody got featured. And rightly so.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. thanks so much and you have a purrfect Monday too! Love, Cody and Mom

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  17. Oh My Cod! Cody, can mes have your autograph!
    And wes LOVES your Mommy's book reviews.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. Nellie you are truly one of my most favorite sweethearts! I am sure through the years you must have my pawtograph by now?
      Thank you so much about Mommy's reviews, that means a lot to her! Love, Cody

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  18. I loved Gwen's book about Homer, and I re-read it at least once a year. So cool that Cody got his photo in the new book!

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    1. We loved it too. It remains one of our faves. Thank you! Cody was quite excited too!

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  19. What a great idea and we can hardly wait for our mom to order one so she can share it with us! Cody, you are one handsome and lucky cat to be a part of such a great endeavor!

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    1. We are so happy your Mom will be ordering one! Thanks for your kind words! I am lucky and quite honored to have been a part of this wonderful endeavor for sure! Love, Cody

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    1. thank you! I was quite excited! Love, Cody

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  21. Furbuous being a star in that book!!
    Do you give pawtographs?? MOL!!

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    1. thank you!! You never know, I just might one day! Love, Cody

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  22. my Lucy looks just like Violet! Is she a Korat also!? Cheers!

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    1. that's so cool! Good question! I don't know! MOL!

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  23. Dat's pawsum. And Cody's foto is as always, just gawjus. Have a wunnewful day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  24. Oh, Cody, you're famous ! That's pawsome ! Purrs

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    1. Thank you but not famous, just flattered and honored! Love, Cody

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  25. YAY Cody!!! We sent in a picture of Daiquiri but no luck. MOL we do love how much Gwen gives back

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    1. Darn! That would have been fun if Daiquiri got in with me! I am so sorry :( We love how Gwen gives back too! Love, Cody

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  26. We think your Mama writes great book reviews! And Cody, what can we say?! You have a face that can never be forgotten! We are not surprised you were chosen! Congrats, sweetie! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Mom says thank you so much! You made her smile!! I am smiling too! Thank you! Love, Cody

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  27. Love the idea of a book of cat selfies! The fact that it helps others makes it that much better.

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  28. What a cool idea for a book! This is way better than Kim Kardashian's idea. Congrats on making it into the book, Cody! You look pawsome :)

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    1. We agree that it is a cool idea and much better than Kim's! Thanks so much!! Love, Cody

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  29. Great photo Cody and Congratulations- you are a celebrity.

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  30. That's so cool! Concatulations Cody! You're way better looking than Kim!

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  31. Wow, Cody you are a superstar! Congrats!

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  32. Woah! Cody, your in a book?? How super cool-tastic is that?!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  33. Yay, Cody. that is great that you made the cut. We love Gwen Cooper. That looks like such a good book. You all take good care. Great review.

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  34. Cody has the most adorable facial expressions... glad that he made the cut! Looks like an awesome book of kitten cuteness.

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  35. Congratulations to Cody for making it into the book!!!

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