This is a new experience for me - to have my own blog!
Hopefully it can reflect the purpose of books: words with meaning and a message.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cats and Libraries

Today I say goodbye to my most beautiful cat Sali.  He is 9 and a half years old.  He has been the most wonderful cat whom my whole family adores.  Sali was very "helpful" when I was studying or reading.  He would lay on the books and papers I needed to weigh them down so they wouldn't blow over in the wind (or so he probably thought).  He would also choose my reading time at night to "groom" me and I would end up reading with my sheet over my head.
A couple of years ago my mum gave our kids a copy of Dewy the Library Cat.
It is a true story about a cat left in the return box at a library in the States.  The librarians kept him and named him Dewy Readmore Books.  He was a treasure and all the people loved him being around.  Cats are calming and books are too.  No wonder they go so well together.  There are many cats that live in libraries around the world.  Click on this link http://www.ironfrog.com/catsmap.html to see in which libraries around the world cats reside.  Those in Australia are also listed.

I remember in my hometown of Bendigo there was a cat that lived in the Collins Bookshop there.  He was one of the attractions of going into the shop.  Cats and books are a delightful combination.  There is nothing finer than reading a book and stroking a sleeping cat on your lap.

How about books about cats.  Some of our favourites are:
If you have any good books about cats, please add in the comments section.  I'd love to hear about other fiction cat stories.  I have always wanted to start a collection of something - maybe this is my thing.


  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of your little friend. My daughter loves books about cats and dogs (mainly dogs) and has collected quite a few. Two favourites - "A Tale of Two Kittens" by Liz Pichon and "The Very Best of Friends" by Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas.

  2. Thank you for your comments Katherine. I will be sure to look up those 2 books and add them to my collection.