It's getting close, friends! In less than a week, the IBKC book will be hitting the shelves, and I thought now might be a good time to give you a little peek at what you'll find on the pages.
Well, there are LOTS of kittens in it, of course. In fact, every single kitten we've fostered is pictured at least once in the book.
There are longer features on a few of our favorite litters.
We tell some of our most heart-warming adoption stories, too.
There are sections filled with the cutest of cute pictures on a variety of kitten topics, like napping and striped bellies.
There are a few kitten crafts. My lovely assistant Wylla helped with these.
There's a lot of practical information on raising kittens.
A few kitten comics.
Charlene even answers questions in her very own "Dear Butterbean" column.
It's light, and fun, and though it's geared towards younger readers, it can be enjoyed by kitten lovers of any age!
It's available for pre-order now, and if you would like a signed copy, you can purchase it online through our local bookstore, King's Books. It's also available on Amazon, and for your Kindle!
We're so excited to be sharing this with you and the whole wide world, and really, really hope you love it.
If you would like to help us celebrate the release, please join us Tuesday for the release party! Full details HERE!
And here is an interview with her. She's hilarious and adorable about her work. I love learning about how much thought and planning go into every single meal on the show, how every choice is significant in some way, and how everybody involed is aware of the absolute absurdity of meticulously presenting gorgeous, artful meals through a process that always begins by asking, "Is there any way to make this out of people?"
Spoiler: Yes. There is always a way to make it out of people.
Even though it seems like it's All Hannibal, All the Time around here (okay, let's be real: All Will Graham, All the Time, because I have clear favorite) (and that favorite is Winston), I shall now shock you all by talking about something else, which is this week's Person of Interest.
Because it was awesome! It was a most excellent example of how, while most episodes of PoI are fair-to-good, on those occasions when they are better than good, man, they can be fantastic.
( spoilers for RAM. or maybe Ram. RAM makes more sense. idk. )
Anyway. It was a fun hour of television. That's all.
A boy and his family planned a trip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C. to originally visit newly born panda cubs, but while they were there, they realized that the most memorable part of their visit was the truly amazing connection the boy made with a sea lion in the zoo's aquarium exhibit. Read the full story here.
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Captain Dave Anderson captured this footage in Dana Point, California.
This is the most beautiful and compelling five minute video I have ever put together. I learned so much about these whales and dolphins from this drone footage that it feels like I have entered a new dimension! I have not been this excited about a new technology since we built our underwater viewing pods on our whale watching boat. Drones are going to change how we view the animal world.
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However, I will say that staranise and her cat, Bert, could use a bit of extra help at the moment, as staranise just moved to start a new job and Bert is having some rather large vet bills.
"So this is what I'm asking for: I would really appreciate any financial help anyone could give me right now. My job was supposed to start two weeks ago, but thanks to a bureaucratic hangup it might (maybe!) start next week, or maybe the week after; I was supposed to be earning income already. I've paid rent twice this month thanks to the move. Today's vet visit wiped out basically all the money I had left, and I don't know how I'm going to pay tomorrow morning for the medications that Bert needs now, which are averaging around $400/mo, much less any additional tests or procedures he might need."
Paypal donate button and pics of Bert over on her journal.
signal boosts/donations appreciated <3