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Chicken soup for the soul : the cat did what? 101 amazing stories of magical moments, miracles and ... mischief
Newmark, Amy, compiler.
Publication Information:
Cos Cob, Conn. : Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, [2014]

Physical Description:
xvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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SF446.5 .C45 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Our cats make us smile every day with their crazy antics and acts of love. This book is full of hilarious and heartwarming stories about our feline friends that surprise us and charm us.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? will have you saying just that, as you read these 101 amazing stories about the absurdities, mischief, miracles, and magic our cats bring to our lives. Whether humorous or serious, or both, these stories will make you laugh and warm your heart.

Author Notes

Jack Canfield earned his Bachelor's of Arts from Harvard and a Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. he also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Santa Monica. Canfield has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist and a leading authority in the area of self esteem and personal development for approximately 30 years.

Canfield is the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which has over 36 titles, 53 million copies in print and is translated into over 32 languages. He is the founder of Self Esteem Seminars in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees in how to accelerate achievement. Canfield is also the founder of the Foundation for Self Esteem which provides self esteem resources and training for social workers, welfare recipients and Human Resource professionals. Some of his clients include Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, Caldwell Banker, Federal Express, Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals and the American Alzheimers Association.

In 1987, Canfield was appointed by the California Legislature to the California Task Force to Promote Self Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. He is the co-founder of the National Association for Self Esteem, and a member of the association for Holistic Education, as well as the National Association for for Self Esteem, where he was also a past member of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of the 1993 National Leadership Award. He is also a member of the National Staff Development Council and the National Speakers Association. In 1989, Canfield was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, an honor that is held by less than 5% of NSA's membership. In 1997, he was nominated by three of NSA's past presidents for the coveted CPAE designation.

Canfield has appeared on such television shows as Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20, Eye to Eye, the NBC Nightly News and the BBC.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Miranda LambertNicole StarbuckJill BurnsMorna Murphy MartellManley FisherEmily Ruth HazelLisa Mcmanus LangeHeather Rae RodinCathy BryantSusan Graham WinslowJanet Ramsdell RockeyAlvena StanfieldMimi Greenwood KnightJill BurnsMark Leiren-YoungTim RamseyDavid R. WarrenKawa BrownDiane C. NicholsonJill HaymakerJanet HartmanJody LebelTsgoyna TanzmanMarijo HerndonMarya MorinCheryl Suzanne HeideKathleen BirminghamLynn Maddalena MennaJill BarvilleLinda NewtonJ.J. CrowleyHarriet CooperHeidi GaulJan BonoKathleen KohlerSusanharrisGeorgia A. HubleySaralee PerelJohn McinnesFelice PragerMelisa KraftGretchen Nilsen LendrumJo Yuill DarlingtonJohn ForrestLaird LongJulie Reece-DemarcoLisa LeshawJeanne BlandfordMary Grant DempseyLiane Kupjerberg CarterBeth CatoClaire FullertonStephen TaylorAlicia PenrodAustin TamilloGail SellersBonnie Compton HansonJanet E. LordMargnta ColabunoDeborah SosinValerie D. BenkoA. AndermannRobert J. BrakeSusan YanguasMonica A. AndermannLaurie Carnright EdwardsJan BonoPeggy DoverMiss Decarlo and Monica A. AndermannNanci MerczelDiane QuinnCarol HuffMonica A. AndermannGretchen BassicrLori BryantCharlotte Blood SmithLinda Nicely CheshireFran VealDiane C. NicholsonStacey RitzLynn Maddalena MennaLisa Mcmanus LangeDenise TaylorDonna M. ReedNL. ShankDavid HullMartha Hawn VanCiseLenka LeonJan BonoBeth CatoShirley P GumertJoyce LairdMelissa Halsey CaudillPam TallmanDJ KinsingerAnna B. AshleyTeresa AmbordEllyn Horn ZarekJan BonoMary Clare LockmanJeanne Blandford
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
1 Who Me?
1 The Collarp. 1
2 Mandir the Magicianp. 3
3 The Auditionp. 6
4 It Takes a Lickingp. 9
5 Feline Persuasionp. 12
6 Indoor Hunterp. 18
7 At The Mallp. 20
8 A Tiger Sleepsp. 23
9 Gray Cat, Corner Pocketp. 24
10 Trick or Featp. 27
2 Learning to Love the Cat
11 Those Other Catsp. 33
12 An Accidental Cat Loverp. 35
13 Guiltyp. 39
14 Not Our Catp. 41
15 Paperworkp. 45
16 The Christmas Catp. 49
17 Tommy Bangs Shampoop. 52
18 Good Vibrationsp. 55
19 The Nine Lives of Smokeyp. 57
20 Love Me, I'm Siamesep. 61
3 Who Rescued Who?
21 Look What the Cat Dragged Homep. 67
22 A Couple Of Straysp. 71
23 My Healing Shadowp. 73
24 Joey's Entouragep. 76
25 A Captive Momentp. 80
26 Daycarep. 83
27 Stray Catsp. 87
28 Tax Timep. 90
29 Our Own Incredible Journeyp. 93
4 That Little Rascal
30 The Disappearing Kittenp. 99
31 Let's Make a Dealp. 103
32 The Taste of Victoryp. 106
33 The Future Is in Plasticsp. 110
34 Hide And Seek Anyone?p. 112
35 Smokey's Lockoutp. 115
36 Archie the Angelp. 118
37 Murphy's Lawp. 122
38 Muffy's Mad Momentsp. 125
39 Cat Rules for the Multi-Cat Homep. 128
5 Four-Legged Therapists
40 Family Counselorp. 135
41 A Friend in the Endp. 138
42 Oliver's Ministryp. 142
43 How Did He Know?p. 144
44 Let the Cat into the Bagp. 147
45 Mandrakep. 151
46 Of Yancy & Mep. 153
47 When It Matteredp. 155
48 Cinnamon Spices It Upp. 159
49 Crazy Cat Ladyp. 161
50 All about the Balloonp. 163
6 What I Learned from the Cat
51 La Chattep. 169
52 The Marks of a Lasting Lovep. 172
53 The Bond of Sistersp. 177
54 Peanut The Pioneerp. 179
55 The Wonder of Birdyp. 182
56 Shut Up, Boycat!p. 185
57 Sugar Magnoliap. 187
58 And Baby Makes Sixp. 189
59 How to Calm a Skittish Catp. 193
60 Healing Handsp. 195
7 Who's In Charge Here?
61 Our Secret Society Monicap. 201
62 Blur of Furp. 203
63 Rabbit Foodp. 206
64 The Stare Downp. 209
65 Tuna Time with Idap. 211
66 Whose House Is It Anyway?p. 213
67 The Boys Take a Vacationp. 216
68 At Your Servicep. 220
69 When You're Not the Favorite...p. 224
70 Zorro and Rockyp. 228
8 Meant to Be
71 The Thousand-Dollar Catp. 235
72 A Humble Herop. 239
73 The Greatest Giftp. 242
74 The Hero Catp. 246
75 Cats Are Excellent Dog Trainersp. 248
76 Finding Crimsonp. 250
77 Christmas Kitty Miraclep. 252
78 Twinkie To The Rescuep. 255
79 Introducing A Second Cat Joan Friday Mckechniep. 258
80 Mondo's Miraclep. 262
81 Dreams Come Truep. 265
9 There's No Place Like Home
82 I Came Home For This?p. 273
83 The Miraclep. 276
84 Missing Inactionp. 280
85 Catastrophe Avoidedp. 283
86 Kitty Kidnappingp. 286
87 Left Behindp. 290
88 My Boyfriend Bobp. 291
89 Stowawayp. 295
90 Welcome to the Navyp. 297
91 The Blankiep. 301
10 Bad Cat!
92 The Cat Who Came to Dinnerp. 307
93 Tattle Tailp. 311
94 Why Cats Paintp. 314
95 The Standoffp. 316
96 The Vet Visitp. 318
97 Murphy's New Lawp. 320
98 Puffed-Up Pussycatp. 323
99 The Bad Influencep. 327
100 Bad, Bad Kittyp. 330
101 The Housewarming Giftp. 333
Meet Our Contributorsp. 336
Meet Our Authorp. 351
About Miranda Lambertp. 352
About American Humane Associationp. 353
Thank Youp. 355
About Chicken Soup for the Soulp. 357