Here I am, reporting from the San Diego Cat Show! I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow, but right now, I’m sure you want to hear about the rest of the cats who have stories in Rescued, and the rescues they are supporting! If you recall from Friday’s post, there are 12 rescues, one for each author, and each author was assigned a month to promote the book, with a third of the profits from that month going to the rescue. On Friday, you met the cats from February through July, 2015. Now here are the rest.
Tuffy’s month is August 2015, and he is supporting Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats. Tuffy, like so many cats, was callously discarded by his former humans. Fortunately, he discovered a new home, with humans that were willing to accept him on his own terms (well, sort of). Now he is the muse for a series of cozy mysteries. Tuffy has his own Facebook page.
Michael’s month is September 2015 and he is supporting Stark County Humane Society. Michael had quite a life — He traveled from Florida to Mississippi to Ohio to Mississippi and then back to Ohio. Michael lived for 19 years and had more than the usual nine lives.
Magoo’s month is October 2015 and he is supporting Valley Cats Cat & Kitten Rescue. Magoo may not be a big cat but he has a big attitude! This swaggering guy was found on the streets and his larger-than-life personality inspired his human to become an amazing cat rescuer. Thousands of cats he will never meet (and a few foster FAILs) have Magoo to thank for their lives. Magoo has his own Facebook page, plus a blog he is working on (he’d kill me if I neglected to mention this).
Gemini’s month is November 2015 and she is supporting Purrfect Pals. Maybe you recognize Gemini — she’s the quieter sister of Chey of the blog The Cat Post Intelligencer. But don’t let her sweet face and good looks fool you. She has always known her own mind, from the time she was a tiny kitten, lost in the rain. She was looking for her mother, not a human and she was quite firm about that. Of course, just because she knew her own mind, it didn’t mean she always got her way.
Rascal’s month is January 2016 and he’s supporting Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. You may know Rascal and his brother Rocco from their blog. But you may not know where they came from. Twice they had nice lives with senior humans, and twice they lost their humans to elder care facilities! What a traumatic experience for them, and there they were, stuck in a cage once again, hoping that they would be chosen instead of some younger, cuter kitties. It’s the kind of story that is repeated in shelters every day.
Harriet’s month is February 2016 and she is supporting PAWSitively CATS No-Kill Shelter (which also happens to be her home). This sweet-faced girl was permanently disabled when she was protecting her kittens from a dog. This story could have had a bad end, but she wound up in the right hands. She was able to raise her kittens and happily watch them find new homes, and now she is the sweetheart of the shelter she is supporting. This giving girl not only tells her own story, but shares a little bit about some of the other cats she calls friends. I’m sure you’ll love her as much as I do!
Those are the cats of Rescued. Maybe you are wondering what happened to December 2015? It was left out on purpose! My human knows from her experience in the world of publishing that December is a huge month for book sales and that any cat given that month would give their rescue an unfair advantage, so she held it back and is using it as an extra-added incentive to the authors. The author who sells the biggest number of books in their own month will also see December’s donation portion go to their rescue. So she was not kidding when she said that this book’s promotion is a year long!
If there is a cat whose story really speaks to you, or you think highly of their rescue, I do encourage you to share the book with those you know during their month. Or if there are several, you can keep sharing because you know people don’t always buy something the first time they hear about it. If you are a blogger, you can write about these cats or the humans who helped them write their stories — not all, but many have agreed to interviews. And you can support them now by giving something to Rescued’s Pubslush crowdfunding campaign. It is still less than halfway to its goal, and the more money it brings in, the more expenses get paid and the sooner the writers and the rescues will see money! There aren’t just book-buying options. There are also art and graphic options, and you can even have a short story or chapter edited by my human! Even the smallest reward levels help.
I will be doing my part — expect to see each author profiled here during their month — and I will write a little bit about their shelter too!
team Tabby says
this is wonderful to support rescue kitties, and since all of us here at our place are rescues we are hoping the book does well!
Mr. Chivers, Greyson, and Tabitha says
We just had our human cat mom contribute towards this fantastic endeavor. We can’t wait to read the book. We highly encourage other feline friends to get your furrparents to make a contribution. They start as little as $2, that’s like donating a bag of treats. MOL. Thank you everyone!
Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal says
I’m sure the book will sell well, Summer!!
Pawesome Cats says
What gorgeous kitties- this book is gonna be HUGE!
I love when these stories have happy endings.
Great to meet the rest of the rescues featured…this is going to be very exciting!
Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers says
That sure promises to be one interesting book with a purrpose!
Kitties Blue says
We really can’t wait to get our paws on this book and have our mom read us the stories about all these exceptional kitties. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Rascal and Rocco says
So great to get to know all the authors and what rescues they are supporting.
THe Island Cats says
We can’t wait to read everybuddy’s story.
This is a really great idea for helping rescues/charities. I will definitely be checking out all of these stories 🙂
Ellen Pilch says
Sounds great! I can’t wait to buy my own copy.
Caren Gittleman says
this is gonna be a winner!
Sometimes Cats Herd You says
This is such an exciting project, and we can’t wait to read it!
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) says
Sharing and happy to have the sneak peek.
Kwee Cats and Art says
Summer, that photo of you is soooo cute! You are just adorable. Hey, we like these profiles of the kitties and the shelters. An advocate like you is a great help to them, and educates us! It’s all win-win – the best kind of win!
WOW, that is a real challenge, but one that is going well so far. What a pawsome idea, and we hope it’s a win/win for kitties and authors. We’ll be following some of them as they go along. I bookmarked this post so we can refer back to it.
That makes it much more fair to leave out December but we hope it sells a lot every month!
Cathy Keisha says
I canâ€™t wait to read more about the cats in Rescued.
The Swisscats says
We’re sure the book will do well, Summer ! All those stories sound great ! Purrs
Christy Paws says
Mom’s not home right now but i hope she gets home in time for me to sneak her plastic money and put some in the campaign!
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
We are getting more and more excited about the release of this book!
Oh my goodness Gemini is Ping sweetie Summer did you know that?
Summer Samba says
Yes, I do know! 🙂
Austin Towers says
Some wonderful stories there, Summer!
Emma and Buster says
We are looking forward to reading all about them.
All the stories sound wonderful. I’m sure the book will be a great success!
Katie Bella says
What a great book and learning about the mother cat trying to protect her kittens brought tweaks to my eyes, bless her and her rescuer.
Random Felines says
we used some of mom’s green papers on Friday to help out. can’t wait to get the book
This is such a great project. I just recently found your website and I love it already. I will share it with my cat rescue friend who traps and spays and neuters as her passion.
You are really really helping.
Fur Everywhere says
When will this book be coming out? I think it is an excellent way to support rescues!
Summer Samba says
It’s having a soft release on Tuesday, January 27 (that’s tomorrow!), and should be widely available by the beginning of February.
Brian Frum says
Another great lineup and we too can’t wait to read the book!
Melissa & Truffles says
Sounds like you have put together an amazing project!
lots of courageous kitties…
Laila and Minchie says
We can’t wait to buy the book!
Nerissa's Life says
These are all such WONDERFUL kitties. I can’t wait to meet ’em!
Oh me what beautiful kitties with such loving eyes…
We know your show went very well
Hugs madi your bfff
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
What sweeties! We’re sure the book will do well, Summer. We look forward to hearing about your show!
Georgia and Julie says
These stories all sound so good and the people who do rescues are good people too.
Hope you had a good time at the Cat show.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
This is great. Really looking forward to reading this book and hope you sell lots of copies!
Athena and Marie
HaHnnah and Lucy says
We’re sure the book will do well Summer. We are looking forward to hearing the news from you about the San Diego Cat Show.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx