The odds had always been stacked against Homer, the blind kitten nobody wanted. But destiny took a hand the day he met gwen cooper, and with the publication twelve years later of the international bestseller "Homer’s Odyssey, " Homer went from beloved house cat to world-wide star. He became the scourge and darling of the reporters, videographers, bloggers, photographers, and radio hosts who clamored to meet him—dragging his hapless human behind him as he greeted fame with his usual joie de vivre and occasional “catitude.
He became a spokes-cat for the cause of special-needs animals everywhere, and eventually the wise older mentor to the new special-needs kitten who would enter his and Gwen’s lives. Most importantly, homer taught those who loved him best how to live and die with courage and joy—and left behind a rescue community of “Homer’s Heroes” that continues to save countless lives in his name.
By turns humorous and tender, that even the smallest of creatures can make a big difference, this beautifully written, 115-page sequel concludes the adventures of Homer the Blind Wonder Cat—the fearless feline who proved that love isn’t something you see with your eyes, and that true love lives forever.
Homer and the Holiday Miracle: A True Story
Homer, returns this holiday season with an ins-purr-ational tale filled with holiday cheer!Fifteen years earlier, doctors had warned that Homer—a tiny, the world-renowned Blind Wonder Cat, sightless kitten—was unlikely to survive and probably wouldn’t have much of a life even if he did. Miraculously and against all the odds, however, homer grew into a feline dynamo who scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, saved his human mom’s life when he chased a late-night burglar from their apartment, and rose to global fame—paving the way for other special-needs animals once considered “unadoptable.
Now, only two weeks before christmas, with doctors once again decreeing that Homer didn’t have much time—that he wouldn’t even make it to Christmas Eve—Homer showed everyone that he still had one more miracle left in him. The heroic blind cat proved again, once and for all, that hope and love aren’t things you see with your eyes.
You see them with your heart. Humorous and heartwarming, Homer and the Holiday Miracle will leave you filled with the true spirit of the season. It’s the ideal stocking-stuffer for the cat lover on your list—and the perfect holiday treat for yourself. Read and rejoice! .
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Once in nine lives, something extraordinary happens. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat.
Then gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night.
Bonus: this edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes. But it was homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life.
My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines
Celebrate the human-feline bond with all its joys, mysteries, and life-changing moments. Gwen cooper—author of the blockbuster bestseller homer’s odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat—returns with the ongoing adventures of her much-beloved, world-famous fur family.
Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this memoir told in eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen’s devoted readership has come to know and love. Raised in a dog-loving family, Gwen never pictured herself as a “cat person. But from the very first feline she adopted—an adorable five-week-old rescue kitten, slow to learn how to trust after life on the streets—Gwen was smitten.
Eventually one rescue kitten became five, and all the ups and downs of a life with cats are lovingly depicted here: From the obsessive cat who teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning, noon, and night from his hapless human mom; to the crafty white beauty who raises outside-the-litter-box thinking to the level of an art form; to the routine vet trip that turns into a hijinks-filled misadventure on the streets of Manhattan with three VERY cranky! felines in tow.
And homer, the blind wonder Cat himself, returns triumphant in new tales of life and love after worldwide fame. Sure to be treasured by cat lovers everywhere, My Life in a Cat House will leave you laughing out loud, shedding an occasional tear, and hugging your own cat a little bit closer. Read and rejoice!
Homer's World: The 10th Anniversary "Homer's Odyssey" Scrapbook
This intimate, once-in-a-lifetime commemorative scrapbook is one you’re sure to treasure for years to come. A book 10 years in the making…to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of homer’s odyssey: a fearless feline tale, full-color, keepsake scrapbook, full-color pages!•hundreds of never-before-seen photos of homer and his “fur family” from gwen’s own family photo albums!•a copy of the pitch letter for Homer’s Odyssey that Gwen first sent to agents and editors back in 2008!•Pages from Gwen’s first draft of Homer’s Odyssey with her editor’s handwritten notes!•Homer’s very own superhero comic, beautifully decorated, author and “Homer’s mom” Gwen Cooper has opened the vault to put together this OVERSIZED, appearing for the first time in 9 years—and for the very first time in print!•Touching new writing and stories offering “behind the scenes” glimpses into Homer’s family life!•And much, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, which includes:•100+ oversized, The Handicats!, much more!It doesn’t get more purrsonal than this.
Don’t miss out—grab your copy and become a part of Homer’s World today! .
Love Saves the Day: A Novel
. With prudence’s help laura will learn that the past, like a mother’s love, never dies. Poignant, healing, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Love Saves the Day is a story of hope, and how the love of an animal can make all of us better humans. From the author of the new york times bestselling memoir Homer’s Odyssey comes a tender, joyful, utterly unforgettable novel, primarily told through the eyes of the most observant member of any human family: the cat.
Humans best understand the truth of things if they come at it indirectly. Prudence clings to the hope that sarah will come back for her while Laura, a rising young corporate attorney, tries to push away memories of her mother and the tumultuous childhood spent in her mother’s dusty downtown record store.
That story ultimately serves as the basis to understanding the emotional subtexts of these authentic, well-drawn characters. Shelf Awareness. Enrich cooper’s sensitively told novel that unravels a story based on actual events about a century-old tenement building—and the inhabitants therein. This book will make most readers laugh and cry, exactly, and probably lead them to wonder more often what, their pet is thinking.
Fredericksburg free Lance–Star “The interspersed viewpoints. If you don’t have a cat, prudence will have surreptitiously lured you into the danger zone: Falling in love with a cat because they need family, too. The vancouver sun “Cooper brings readers a fictional tale that cat lovers will treasure.
THE KITTY: Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him
The last thing the two of them need right now is a new cat. But their recently purchased house seems to come complete with a stray orange feline—a cat with a vibrant personality and a talent for mousing. Little does he realize that this cat will shortly become more important to him than he can possibly imagine.
As shawn’s personal life begins to shift in ways he never saw coming, Kitty remains a constant source of stability and comfort. They are planning a wedding and have bought a new home. 2017 readers' favorite award winner in the "non-fiction - animals" genreaward-Winning Finalist in the "Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction" Category of the 2017 International Book AwardsShawn Flynn and his fiancée are excited to start their new life together.
So shawn soon finds himself with a regular companion. Shawn gave kitty a home, and now Kitty gives Shawn the love he needs to heal. In the spirit of james bowen's best seller a street cat named Bob, THE KITTY is a touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship that offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship in this world.
Anyone who has ever shared a meaningful connection with a pet will fall head over heels in love with Kitty and Shawn. As shawn discovers, sometimes we don’t even realize we need to be rescued—until we are. Perfect for fans of gwen cooper's homer's odyssey: a fearless feline tale, or how i learned about love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, John Grogan's Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, or Vicki Myron's Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.
Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes
Rescued: the stories of 12 cats, through their Eyes contains the true-life stories of these cats—but each one is told through the feline’s own point of view. But at some point, fate stepped in and changed the lives of these three cats and nine others. Cats that people ignored, or worse, abused. Human authors might have made these stories too saccharine and sentimental, they become funny, but when they are viewed through the cats’ own eyes, tragic, earthy and inspiring.
This collection was carefully compiled and edited by Janiss Garza, renowned author and columnist for CatChannel. Com. Winner, compilations/anthologies, San Francisco Book Festival 2015 and Holiday Book Festival 2015. What do a cozy mystery star, an award-winning blogger and a library supervisor have in common? They are all cats.
. Once homeless cast-offs that were living on the streets or in the wild.
Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community
From new york times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother—to a homeless cat named Bono. When helen brown arrived in New York for a much-anticipated visit, a fellow animal lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. What she got at manhattan’s Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude.
Bono had become homeless during Hurricane Sandy, had survived a serious infection, and needed daily medications. But as affection between them grew, Helen resolved to see that Bono found his forever home. And so began a heartwarming, uplifting, lasting kind of love. As a “special needs” cat, he was an unlikely candidate for adoption.
Helen visualized a sweet-natured cuddler who blinked and dozed a lot. She didn’t know that he would change her life in ways she never dreamed possible and teach her lessons she would cherish ever after. Just as this sweet, and hopeful guy deserved a fresh start, beleaguered, Helen too was ready for new beginnings.
. Praise for the works of Helen Brown “A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open. Booklist “An absolute must.
Scenes From a Move, Part 1: A Short Story
Then one day the unthinkable happens: their humans decide to move to a new house. Can two cranky kitties and their adoring human slaves manage this major life change without completely losing their minds? And what awaits our feline duo on the other side of Moving Day. ? Suddenly, the familiar home they've loved so well and known for so long is thrown into complete chaos--a chaos that their own antics do plenty to exacerbate.
Clayton the tripod and his litter-mate, fanny, have had an easy life--living in the same comfortable, sun-drenched home since they were practically ki-ttens, undisputed rulers of the three-story brownstone they called their own.