Book Mews & Worldwide Giveaway: They All Saw A Cat

Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

Today we are looking at another adorable book from Chronicle Books whom is building up a record of books for young and old cat lovers alike at this rate!

The book is available as of today here in the UK. 🙂

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More details about the book below:

The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . .

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In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel’s simple, rhythmic prose and ingenious illustrations take readers on an imaginary walk alongside a cat. But while a child sees a cat that is soft and fluffy, a goldfish only sees terrible yellow eyes distorted by the lens of his fishbowl, a mouse mostly registers ferocious teeth and claws, and a bat sees a cat-shaped collection of white dots illuminating the dark.

Each animal’s vision of the cat is informed by a combination of proximity, physiology…

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Lānaʻi, Hawaiʻi

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Heaven is real, people, and it exists in a place quite fitting when heavenly destinations come to mind: Hawaii. 

The island just west of Maui and south of Molokaʻi is home to a cat sanctuary housing nearly 500 cats.

Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 4.15.42 PM.png The coral colored dot is the place to be.

Larry Ellison (cat lover and gazillionaire that owns 98% of the island) acquired this non-profit organization that was started to protect the native birds the feral cats were preying on. His cat actually resides at the sanctuary, too! But let’s be honest here; today, this sanctuary less about the birds and all about the cats. So much so that it’s become the # 1 rated attraction for the island on Trip Advisor.

The sanctuary is open daily from 11am to 3pm and is free of charge. For more information, visit their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Instagram @lanaicatsanctuary

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Guest Post: LĀNAʻI, HAWAIʻI – The Cat Lover’s Paradise

Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from Martina about the Lanai Cat Sanctuary.

The island just south of Maui and Molokaʻi is home to a cat sanctuary housing more than 450 cats. Larry Ellison (cat lover and gazillionaire that owns 98% of the island) acquired this non-profit organization that was started to protect the native birds the feral cats were preying on. But let’s be honest here; today, it’s all for the cats. So much so that it’s become the # 1 rated attraction for the island on Trip Advisor.

The sanctuary is open daily and is free of charge. For more information, visit their website here: Lanai Cat Sanctuary, and then plan your trip! Lanaʻi’s Little Lions will thank you, and T Swift would approve.

We hope you enjoyed her guest post and don’t forget to check out her own Blog here.

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Speckled Wood

rambling ratz

This rather threadbare speckled wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria, is making the most of the last of August’s sunshine.Photo of speckled wood butterfly

This is a fairly common butterfly. As the name suggests, it favours woodland, but is often found in parks and gardens.Photo of speckled wood butterfly

The speckled wood can overwinter as either a larva or pupa. This means that there are adult butterflies flying between March and October. The adults feed on aphid honeydew in trees, whereas the caterpillars feed on grasses.Photo of speckled wood butterflyThe Big Butterfly Count saw a 25% decrease in speckled woods between 2014 and 2015. Although the general trend for this species has been an increase, there is concern that woodland loss will have a detrimental effect. We await the results of the 2016 count.

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Dog Days

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The Michaelmas daisies are beginning to flower, a sign that the dreamy dog days of summer are drawing to a close.Photo of Michaelmas Daisy

In the northern hemisphere the hottest summer months are referred to as dog days. This dates back to Greek astronomy around 700 BC. It was thought that the dog star, Sirius, which rose before the sun during the summer months, brought about the hot weather. It was also thought that this brought on fever and madness in people. Homer alluded to this in « The Iliad« :

Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.

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CatTails – The story of my 4 friends

Katzenworld

I am a card caring Crazy Cat Lady. I have four lovelies. Although, not all by choice. Hipster Ken, my boyfriend, came with two. I am currently learning Jewel on the CatTar to help my second oldest friend laugh away her c-section.

Dandy Lion is my best friend. And she is a cat. I really hate the term ‘best friend’ because it feels like you can only have one. Like a catty pecking order. I would rather have a million ‘best friends’; but that makes ‘best’ too general.

I purrrfer to rank my friends by how long I have known them. My oldest friend named Dandy Lion. My second oldest can’t be around her without having a severe allergies attack.  I met them both the first year of my life.

My second oldest friend and I are very different. Our personalities are like two completely different Lego pieces. They don’t look a…

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