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Yellow Lab Reader: GalleyCat’s Pet Parade Continues

Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual pet parade, a holiday display of literary pets around the globe. GalleyCat readers have sent in pictures all week–the largest response we’ve ever received to the pet parade. Look for more pet pictures over the next week.

Here’s more about the picture embedded above, from literary agent Rachelle Gardner: ”I couldn’t pass up the chance to send you a photo of @ReaganTheLab (yes, he has his own Twitter account). Reagan is a 6-year-old yellow lab, 85 pounds of rambunctious, except when he is adorably sleeping with his head on my Bible like he is in this photo. Since my office is in my home, the two of us spend a lot of time together, and he likes to lie at my feet, half under my desk. His favorite things are hiking in the local Colorado foothills, playing in the snow, and carrying shoes around the house.”

Follow this link to see other pet parade photos. More cute pictures follow below–click to enlarge the individual photos.

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BookHounds & GalleyCats Launch Our Pet Parade

In the photo embedded above, Schatze, the original BookHound, climbs over an ARC mountain. Thanks to Mary from BookHounds for sending the picture.

Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual pet parade, a holiday display of literary pets around the globe. GalleyCat readers have sent in pictures all week–the largest response we’ve ever received to the pet parade. Look for more pet pictures over the next week.

More photos follow below. Click to enlarge the individual photos.

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Bookstore Cats Profiled in Newspaper

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Since today has been a rather slow August Monday, we wanted to share that picture of an awesome cat-shaped couch–the perfect furniture for any absurdly wealthy individuals in the GalleyCat readership.

For the rest of us, the San Francisco Chronicle profiled eight different cats that live at bookstores around California. Follow this link to download a PDF copy. It is a lovable tribute to the felines who keep our bookstores running.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “A bookstore cat is a shop’s mascot and keeper, equally adept at charming customers and, when the lights go out, chasing away rodents. And so let us celebrate these furry souls — hopefully not an endangered species! — as more and more readers get their books delivered in shrink-wrapped packages from out-of-state corporate behemoths, or transmitted, in blips, to hand-held devices no cat would ever want to cuddle up to. The profiles below were submitted by Northern California bookstores.”

Help Find a Name for the Real Life GalleyCat

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Yesterday we reported that Homeless Snow Kitty (pictured) had found a home. Now GalleyCat readers can help name the famous real life GalleyCat who had the good fortune to be discovered by a literary agent one recent snowy evening.

The cat was adopted by a reader named Paul, who writes: “We’re still looking for name suggestions. Her eyes are so expressive, and she’s a beautiful cat. She’s still a bit nervous about her new surroundings and likes to spend time under the couch, but bit by bit, she’s getting more outgoing all the time. Her fur is looking shinier and she’s been eating well, and I’m really looking forward to having her as part of the family!”

Share your favorite names for the Homeless Snow Kitty in the comments. We’ll keep you posted on the naming process. All week, writers and readers around the Internet have rallied to support agent Jean Sagendorph in her quest to find a home for the real life GalleyCat.

Real Life GalleyCat Finds a Home

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Yesterday we introduced you to Homeless Snow Kitty, a lonesome cat who had the good fortune to be discovered by a literary agent one recent snowy evening. Writers and readers around the Internet rallied to support agent Jean Sagendorph in her quest to find a home for the real life GalleyCat.

On Twitter, Sagendorph reported that the cat has found a home, describing the drama in 140-character bursts. First she wrote: “Homeless Snow Kitty was totally stressed out by strangers, Vet, etc. She got under the couch and wouldn’t budge. Had to put couch on the side & shoo her out.”

And then, the new owners arrived: “HSK is with awesome NYU couple. OMG. That cat has been so sweet & docile but did a TOTAL flip out. Had to move furniture to get her in crate. Hiss!”

And finally: “Kitty is off to her new home. Time 4 me 2 toss her litter box & pass out! Emotionally exhausting. Oh wait, have to put couch back on floor.”

The Ultimate Author Platform

dogbook.jpgIn 2009, everybody talked about an author’s platform. Writer and journalist Melinda Blau sent in this picture of Bogey, her six pound writing partner, standing on Blau’s new book–the ultimate author platform.

Author Roberta Beach Jacobson launched the Simon Teakettle Virtual MEWSical Society, and sends this picture of its famous members: “My Jorgito and Yoda, music-loving kittens, round out the Kitten Chorus…I’m proud of their talent. (So what if they’re more famous than I am?)”

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Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual literary pet parade, a publishing holiday tradition established by former senior editor Ron Hogan during his four-year tenure at this blog. For a few crazy days, GalleyCat readers and their pets rule the blog. Follow this link to read more about the annual photo spread and find out where our former senior editor is headed next.

Follow this link to see all the pet pictures. One last pet picture after the jump. If we inadvertently skipped your submission, email GalleyCat and we’ll run the photo.

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Schrodinger’s Amazon.com Box

box Earl.jpgMany years ago physicist Erwin Schrodinger introduced the hypothetical physics problem of a cat in a dangerous box. GalleyCat reader Kristen Britain (author of the Green Rider series) sent us the first ever picture of Schrodinger’s Amazon Box: “Attached is a photo of my late Maine Coon kitten, Earl Grey, working very hard as a manuscript cozy (manuscript for book 3 is in the box–not an advertisement for Amazon or anything). He was a rescue and the sweetest kitty I’ve ever known.”

Next, reader M. David Hornbuckle (a writer at large for mediabistro’s Avant Guild and author of The Salvation of Billy Wayne Carter & Other Stories sent this picture of his indispensable writing companion, Frankie.

frankie-inbox.jpgWelcome to GalleyCat’s annual literary pet parade, a publishing holiday tradition established by former senior editor Ron Hogan during his four-year tenure at this blog. For a few crazy days, GalleyCat readers and their pets rule the blog. Follow this link to read more about the annual photo spread and find out where our former senior editor is headed next.

One more photo after the jump!

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Turk the Proofreading GalleyCat

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All faithful readers know that this particular GalleyCat editor could use some proofreading help sometimes. We may have found the perfect copy-editor.

Sterling Publishing managing editor Rebecca Maines submitted that picture of her literary pet: Turk the Proofreading Cat. Follow this link to see more pictures of cute publishing pets.

She explained: “What I wasn’t able to capture was the moment after this photo when Turk picked up the pencil between two paws and held it upright as if to mark an error we mere humans had overlooked. When she’s not stealing my pencils, she tries to drink my coffee. Her feline siblings also enjoy helping with editorial work (Simba, for example, oversees my husband’s dissertation research on medieval texts), but Turk is the only one who has visited my office at Sterling to lend her expertise. She is looking forward, however, to spending the holidays on her other favorite activity: undecorating the Christmas tree.”

Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual literary pet parade, a publishing holiday tradition established by former senior editor Ron Hogan during his four-year tenure at this blog. For a few crazy days, GalleyCat readers and their pets rule the blog. Follow this link to read more about the annual photo spread and find out where our former senior editor is headed next.

GalleyCat Confronts the Controversial Problem of Returnable Books

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How serious is GalleyCat about publishing? So serious that even our LOLcat photographs address Serious Publishing Issues.

Reader Kate Rados sent us that charming picture of her GalleyKitty Chloe confronting one of publishing’s most controversial subjects: should bookstores be able to return unsold books to publishers? Follow this link to see more pictures of cute publishing pets.

Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual literary pet parade, a publishing holiday tradition established by former senior editor Ron Hogan during his four-year tenure at this blog. For a few crazy days, GalleyCat readers and their pets rule the blog. Follow this link to read more about the annual photo spread and find out where our former senior editor is headed next.

Happy Holidays from GalleyCat

Photo_051109_002.jpgHappy holidays from GalleyCat Headquarters. We are signing off for the holiday weekend, but we’ll be back on Monday with more publishing news, more pet photos, and a comprehensive look at the year in publishing.

In the meantime, check out our “Brightest Moments in Publishing” list for the year and add your favorite moments in the comments section. Most importantly, turn the Internet off! This is the perfect time to curl up with a good book.

Above is a picture of dedicated GalleyCat reader Stinkyboy. This multitasking cat works alongside FinePrint Literary agent Colleen Lindsay. More literary animal photos follow after the jump, part of our annual photograph feature about GalleyCat-reading pets.

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