Even though the book is over two years old, it’s hard not to still be charmed by the clever take on Kafka’s classic, The Meowmorphosis, from Quirk Books. Plus the book trailer is just as good as what you’ll see for any major Hollywood summer movie!
What’s also interesting to note is that the Los Angeles Times recently featured a vintage pic of Kafka with his beloved dog!
I haven’t read this new book of short stories, but I’m fairly certain none of them are about feral animals. However, judging by the reviews, it appears to be a very solid collection of tales by Rebecca Lee about the wild side of the human condition. And check out that beautiful Bobcat illustration on the cover! (NYT)
I haven’t read these dog/cat summer beach reads yet, but they sure do look tempting. Just don’t forget the Sunscreen!
Move over bacon — here comes something meatier! Fresh off Grumpy Cat scoring a movie deal — the Youtube celeb, Chris P. Bacon (aka “Crispy Bacon”), who was born without the use of his hind legs, has gotten himself a cushy 3-book deal from his popular Pig In A Wheelchair videos.(EW)
Grumpy Cat is going to make the leap from meme to the silver screen — but first, she has to do a book tour for Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book: Disgruntled Tips and Activities Designed to Put A Frown on Your Face.
Look out, Garfield, there’s a new angry kitty in town! (THR)
Say it ain’t so, New York Times!
Lil Bub & Friendz, a Vice Media documentary that delves deeply into the world of famous Internet cats, premiered at Tribeca this past weekend. And Lil Bub, the star of the show who got his big break at The Internet Cat Video Festival (yes, there is one), is breaking hearts everywhere.(THR)
Aside from the obviously adorable footage, the doc offers up this nugget of wisdom for the phenomenon of cat videos taking over the Internet:
“While dog owners have daily walks and dedicated parks as a social outlet, cat lovers are isolated in their homes; if they want to prove how adorable their four-legged roommates are, they have to document it online.”
Who says cats don’t make good
role models? iPawz shows off a bunch of artsy cat posers for you!
Brian, a rescued Pit Bull, lives on a farm with cats. Lots and lots of cats. (New York Times)
If these cats are so high in demand in Hollywood, just think how much a dog talent agent could make? (NYT)
The (Ernest) Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida, is now engaged in a legal battle with the United States Government — as forty-five six-toed cats have overtaken the museum’s grounds, resulting in a protracted Animal Welfare case, and could go all the way to The Supreme Court. Oh, Papa!
I Could Pee On This was the original working title for my comic dog novel (haha, not really!) –– but then this cool cat, Francesco Marciuliano, came up with it first!
My cat lover friends didn’t find this Super Bowl commercial all that amusing…
Hey, I thought dogs had the market cornered on all pet leash products — but the New York Times thinks differently with this article on how to walk a cat.