the kitty classifieds
Author: Angie Bailey
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762450606
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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When the humans are away, the cats will play . . . online Do you ever wonder what your cat does when you're not home? Is your keyboard covered with mysterious paw prints? Well, your feline friend might be hiding a secret Internet addiction: whiskerslist. The kitty community is more connected than ever with this online hub that brings together cats looking to sell lousy pet toys, rant about their humans, search for a soul mate (or quick hookup), and much more. With more than 160 hilarious classified ads written for cats, by cats, whiskerslist reveals the inner lives of our furry companions like never before.

The Maine Coon Cat

Author: Liza Gardner Walsh
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1461744741
Category: Pets
Page: 96
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The Maine Coon is arguably the most popular breed of cat in the United States, and it is certainly the largest, with some males weighing nearly 20 pounds. This book provides an informative and fun look at America’s favorite feline, exploring the history and origins of the breed, traits and characteristics, interviews with breeders and owners, and some practical how-to advice. Filled with color photographs and sidebars of pertinent information, this is the perfect book for cat lovers.

I Could Pee on This

And Other Poems by Cats
Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452110581
Category: Humor
Page: 111
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A collection of humorous poems delves into the cat psyche, covering such topics as separation anxiety, scratching at closed doors, and trips to the veterinarian.

Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

Author: Cynthia L. Copeland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761185518
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox—the witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say and do. A little book with a big heart, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but inspire joy. Kids see the world in a way that adults don’t, so glimpsing life through a child’s eyes offers a fresh—and often funny—perspective. Kids encourage us to be open-minded: There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday. To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don’t look like anyone else’s, that’s good. And to stay young: Go barefoot! Tune in to the chatter on the playground, and remind yourself how simple everything really is.

Persians Are the Best!

Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761364250
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces Persian cats, discussing their physical characteristics, behavior, history, and how to care for them.

Draw 50 Cats

The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Domestic Breeds, Wild Cats, Cuddly Kittens, and Famous Felines
Author: Lee J. Ames
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0770432883
Category: Art
Page: 64
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This book brings to life Siamese, Persians, lions, tigers, panthers and such celebrity felines as Felix, Top Cat and Snaggle Puss. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

Author: The Oatmeal,Matthew Inman
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449410499
Category: Humor
Page: 80
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Jesus Rollerblading Christ--another helping of TheOatmeal! Mrow, MOAR kitty comics. Mr. Oats delivers a sidesplitting serving of cat humor in his new book, How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. If your cat is kneading you, that's not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn't a gift. It's a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, brilliant offering of comics, facts, and instructional guides about crazy cat behaviors from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You presents fan favorites, such as "Cat vs. Internet," "How to Pet a Kitty," and "The Bobcats," plus 17 brand-new, never-before-seen cat-themed comic strips. This Oatmeal collection is a must-have for cat-lovers from Mr. Oats!

Underwater Dogs

Author: Seth Casteel
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316227714
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark. In more than eighty portraits, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.

Meet My Cats

Author: Lesley Anne Ivory
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780140549201
Category: Cats
Page: 32
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The author introduces her many cats.

Hello, Cupcake!

Author: Karen Tack,Alan Richardson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547346601
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun. America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can:• raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday • plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party • trot out a line of confectionery "pup cakes" for a dog fancier • serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day • bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes • create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes

Breaking Cat News

Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats
Author: Georgia Dunn
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 144947926X
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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Cats reporting on the news that matters to cats with stories such as The Vacuum Cleaner Is Back!, The Woman Is Cooking Bacon!, and The Ceiling Cats Are Everywhere Tonight! Cynical, no nonsense Elvis and shy, sweet, sensitive Puck are the reporter kitties in the field, while the adventurous jokester Lupin serves as anchor cat. Together they break headlines on the food bowl, new plants, mysterious red dots, strange cats in the yard, and all the daily happenings in their home.

Just Labs

Author: Steve Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781572232174
Category: Pets
Page: 96
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We took our lead titles from the tremendously successful "Just Pets" series, abridged and condensed them to an appealing 7 5 5/8-inch format, then priced them with the impulse gift buyer in mind. In addition to our "Just Pets" Half-pints, we've added a charming tribute to hard-working western dogs, Ranch Dog, which also fits in our Half-pint displays.

Spirit of the Rockies

The Mountain Lions of Jackson Hole
Author: N.A
Publisher: Thomas D Mangelsen Incorporated
ISBN: 9781890310196
Category: Nature
Page: 64
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Presents a collection of photographs that feature a family of mountain lions who spent time near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, during the winter of 1999.

Hot Guys and Baby Animals

Author: Audrey Khuner,Carolyn Newman
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449407900
Category: Humor
Page: 80
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Published to benefit the SPCA, a lighthearted treasury by the creators of the Hot Guys and Baby Animals Wall Calendar features photographs of attractive, often shirtless male models with adorable baby animals and is complemented by tongue-in-cheek captions about their likes and dislikes.

Glamour Pusses

Author: Laura Ann Methvin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517107505
Page: 56
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Everybody knows that shelter cats are the coolest. But here, captured for the first time, are shelter cats living their best life! OK, maybe not their best life, but, y'know...talking about music and romance and snacks & stuff. They're cute. They're funny. Just...read the book and you'll get it. It's hard to explain in this little space. Photographer and writer Laura Methvin brings a delightful selection of entries from her hilarious Glamour Pusses blog to this collection. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to enjoy these charming shelter cats and kittens again and again! (You won't cry, because it's just cat pictures with silly captions. You might laugh, though. I guess it's possible you could laugh so hard, you cry. Anyway. Buy this book!) Hey, this'd maybe be a good book to keep in your guest bath or something. 10% of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to help homeless pets.


A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.