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Catnip-Fueled Cat Recites Kubla Kat Poem

Following on the success of I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems By Cats, Chronicle Books will publish I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs in September.

In the video embedded below, a real life galley cat eats some potent catnip and reads the trippy “Kubla Kat” poem from I Could Pee on This.

Both poetry collections were written by Francesco Marciuliano, the storyteller behind the syndicated Sally Forth comic strip. Tom Racine animated and read the poem.

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Catnip Madness!

Does your galley cat have a catnip problem? In the bombastic documentary style of anti-drug movies like Reefer Madness, Catnip: Egress To Oblivion? takes a sensational look at cats’ favorite herb.

The short film concludes with a cat pawing through a collection imaginary psychedelic books like “Catnip: The Ultimate Mind-Expanding Drug,” “The Catnip Experience,” or “Catnip Busters.” We’ve embedded the short film above, one of 12 free Sundance Film Festival films screening for free on YouTube.

Social Times has more about the Sundance shorts: “The 2013 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today, and for those of us that couldn’t make it to Park City, Utah to watch all the films live, YouTube is offering 12 of the 65 short films selected on the Screening Room YouTube channel.”

Digital Dog in Our Pet Parade

GalleyCat readers around the globe have joined our annual Pet Parade, sending photos of their literary pets.

Our festive parade concluded today, but you can send photos of your pet next year.

Doranna Durgin sent that photo of her furry friend Connery “caught reading the Nook.”

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Real Life Galley Cats in Our Pet Parade

GalleyCat readers around the globe have joined our annual Pet Parade, sending photos of their literary pets.

Author Kristen Britain sent that photograph: “This is Watson, my 17 week old Siberian Cat kitten. Perhaps he’ll become a word cat through osmosis? His godmother is my Hugo-Award winning editor at DAW Books, Betsy Wollheim. (I am the author of the Green Rider series for DAW.) Watson has been a joy, and even Gryphon the Irish Terrier sorta likes him.”

More photos follow below–we will collect all the entries at this link.

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Join GalleyCat’s Annual Pet Parade

We would like to invite all GalleyCat and eBookNewser readers to join our annual holiday pet parade. Email us pictures of your pets for our photo spread.

In a tradition established by former GalleyCat editor Ron Hogan (click the photo to enlarge the picture of his cat, Clo) we post readers’ pictures of their literary pets during the holiday season. Email GalleyCat your pictures, we’ll launch the feature next week.

Here’s more from Hogan’s original post: “Every year around this time, GalleyCat invites publishing industry professionals (including published authors) to send us pictures of your cats, dogs, and other pets—preferably either engaged in holiday cheer or something book-related. (See here for examples from last year’s holiday season.) Be sure to tell us a little something about you and your pet”

Blind Cat Wins Best Cat Video of the Year Award

A blind cat named Oskar won the best cat video of the year award from Friskies. This adorable and inspiring galley cat has a website, a store and a Facebook page, but he doesn’t have a book deal yet.

SocialTimes has more: “The grand prize winner of The Friskies Awards was none other than Oskar, an adorable little blind cat playing with a green ball.  Oskar the cat has his own Facebook page with nearly 90,000 likes,his own website, and now his owners have $15,000 to spend on toys and catnip for him and his big cat brother Klaus.”

Friskies launched The Friskies earlier this year, generating 1,400 cat video submissions. Readers voted on the winner, giving the video embedded above the $15,000 grand prize.

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Lord of the Fleas?

What if Eric Carle had written his famous kid’s book about A Very Hungry Cat?

Over at Abe Books, a satirical essay reimagined the covers of 18 popular books to feature cats.

These cats now grace the covers of A Tale of Two Kitties (Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities), Lord of the Fleas (William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies) and The Girl with the Kitten Tattoo (Stieg Larsson‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). What other books could use this theme?

Literary Parrots & Royal Pugs in Our Pet Parade

GalleyCat readers around the globe have joined our annual Pet Parade, sending photos of their literary pets.

Boxing Day Books editor Paula Morrow sent that picture of a literary bird: “No pet parade is complete without a parrot! Harley is a Congo African grey parrot who lives (and serves as occasional guest editor) with small press Boxing Day Books. Here’s Harley during some down time, pondering the existence of cats.”

More photos follow below–we will collect all the entries at this link.

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Real Life Galley Cat in Our Pet Parade

GalleyCat readers around the globe have joined our annual Pet Parade, sending photos of their literary pets.

Author Joanne Levy shared a picture of her real life Galley Cat: “Recently, I got a copy of Caroline Starr Rose’s MAY B., which my cat Chester did not want to give up.  I forced the issue and was finally able to read the book, but not before it received a lot of kitty love (well deserved – the book is awesome!).”

More photos follow below–we will collect all the entries at this link.

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Literary Bloodhound in Our Pet Parade

GalleyCat readers around the globe have joined our annual Pet Parade, sending photos of their literary pets.

Author Karen Mueller Bryson, Ph.D. submitted that picture of a literary bloodhound.

More photos follow below–we will collect all the entries at this link.

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