Hello Cat Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:

Contest winner!
Help choose my book cover...
Duchess of Cornwall wore fur to shelter opening...
Unofficial poll....
Animal activists protest research lab...
Cat food news...
...First national pet food drive
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
Take action...


Congratulations to Deborah for being the only one to get
the right answer in the last issue. The name of the cat on
the old TV show, The Brady Bunch, was Fluffy. For her
correct answer, Deborah received a Holiday Pet Recipes book.

I felt sorry for those with wrong answers, so I gave them
something too. I won't name the people with wrong answers,
as I don't want to embarrass anyone. But I sent them a
free report from Purina on how to have a "birthday pawty"
for a newly adopted pet. If you want it, too, let me know
and I'll be glad to send it!

catsgalore4 @ hotmail.com is the address to use for this.
Thanks to everyone who submitted names!


I will be releasing the new version of my book, How to
Make Your Cat Adore You, on Nov. 17. It has more than
doubled in size and I have added 2 new sections: How to
Massage a Cat, and a collection of actual case studies about
the most common problems cat owners face.

But I need your help now. I can't decide which cover to
put on it! This is the fourth "printing" (but third edition),
so there have already been 3 covers used. They are
not being discarded, and if enough people like one, it will be
used again. Or, there is a fourth cover, brand new, which
I just ordered from a professional graphic designer. You'll
be able to tell... LOL. It's really nicely done.

So, you have 10 days to go to this page and tell me what
you think and which one you like best:


If you already own a copy of my book, just let me know
and I'll send you the new one! You are eligible for all future
updates. Just tell me which version you own and a few words
about how it has helped you. [catsgalore4 @ hotmail.com]

The next step will be to get it into actual print at Amazon.com,
and once there, I will have no authority to give any away. But
this will make a nice holiday gift, so keep a watch out for an
announcement when it's ready.

Thanks for your help! If you leave your email in the comment
box, I'll send you a special gift for your trouble.

To tell your friends about the book... send them here:


Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Battersea Dogs and
Cats Home in south London to open its new cattery. She was
welcomed by a dog guard of honor made up of animals wearing
blue jackets emblazoned with the words: "I need a home."
But it was her "personal" encounter with an 8-week-old kitten
that made headlines. And she was wearing a FUR-TRIMMED jacket!


Animal advocates demonstrated in front of the Vancouver
Art Gallery to protest the cruelty suffered by the animals in
research programs at the University of British Columbia.
Nearly naked, the demonstrators painted themselves as various
animals, such as cats, mice and monkeys. The animals seldom
survive the experiments there. PETA participated, too.



The PETCO Foundation and PETCO, with support from
Best Friends Animal Society, will host America’s first National
Pet Food Drive from Nov. 5 through Nov. 14, to ensure all pet
parents can provide a healthy and plentiful holiday season for
their four-legged family members. Specially-marked pet food
collection bins can be found in PETCO stores across the country.



Obesity in cats can contribute to arthritis, diabetes,
heart disease, breathing and skin problems... get out
the kitty treadmills!


(How to report a petfood complaint)


Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
being recalled:

1. www.avma.org/petfoodsafety/recalls/default.asp
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)

2. www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)


Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can and
click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this, but it can only be done once per day.

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)

http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.

STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)







WEB SITES to explore

If you're traveling, this list of animal-friendly motels and
vacation spots is very useful:

List of FREE or low cost Spay/Neuter by State!

Nationwide veterinarian directory:

Flea Control Secrets http://bit.ly/daZr9h

Pet Poison Helpline

Download the ebook, Senior Cat Care Guidelines

(Information about getting pet insurance)


Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
These cats are playing "Pat-a-Cake."

These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:

1. http://www.pet-abuse.org
If you're so inclined, it's a good resource to find petitions to
sign, letters to write, or other actions we can take to help pets in
abuse situations.

2. http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.

3. http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!

4. http://www.hipaws.com/help.html
Some links to helpful sites.

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Now required by the FTC as of Dec. 1, 2009:
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