Cat Cafe San Diego

Dodger, the adorable to the max cat pictured above, resided at Cat Cafe San Diego until humans worthy to take him home arrived. Cat Cafe San Diego offers the company of cats, locally brewed coffee, and locally baked pastry every day from 9 to 3 in downtown San Diego:

Cat Cafe San Diego
472 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA

Opened in January 2015, Cat Cafe San Diego gives cats from the San Diego Humane Society a home until they meet the right humans. Over a hundred cats have met the right humans here.

And even if it isn’t the right time to adopt a new cat, what is more fun, coffee with cats or coffee without cats?

Photo used by permission of Cat Cafe San Diego

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*Expired*FREE Ebook Cat Dance September 2-6

Here is the description from Amazon:

“Grace, Jack, and their magical cool cats, Tatania and Zeus, race to find a 1920s dance marathon’s saboteur. They meet their client in the kind of speakeasy where any woman who says she’s alone by choice has credibility.”

You can grab a free download of Cat Dance from September 2nd through 6 by clicking on the image above or the link below:
Cat Dance (Magical Cool Cats series Book 9)

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Lana’i Cat Sanctuary

Video used by permission of Lana’i Cat Sanctuary.

On the remote Hawian island of Lana’i, purchased by Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison in 2012, with plans for optimal green technology, there are approximately 3,000 humans and 500 cats. These cats might have been forgotten and starving if someone hadn’t had the foresight to save them. At Lana’i Cat Sanctuary, where most of the island’s cats reside, cats can expect fine dining from humans at their service. These beautiful cats, known as “Lana’i Lions” to the sanctuary and its fans, also receive health care by veterinarians flown to Lana’i. Spaying and neutering fosters population control.

Earlier this year, Lana’i owner Larry Ellison gave 200 million to USC for cancer research and an awesome commencement speech where he talked about once living on a boat in the Berkeley Marina with his cat. I expect that was the sweetest of his cat’s nine lives.

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Kids Read to Cats and take Cuteness to the Max

Kids read to cats and take cuteness to the max. Berks County Animal Rescue League created a “Book Buddies” program where kids read to cats. Most masculine cat man ever, Ernest Hemingway, found cats have a great appreciation for literary talent and he often read to polydactyly cats at his Florida estate.

When kids participate in this “Book Buddies” program, they feel more comfortable reading aloud in class and their reading scores improve. As a famous polydactyl cat named @CatFoodBreath has said, “Everything is better with cats.”

Students can begin participating in the program in first grade and continue through eighth grade. Kittens to senior cats love to hear good stories.

Photos used by permission of Berks County Animal Rescue League.

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*Expired* FREE Ebook 9 Lives to Live: July 24-28

Enjoy a free download of 9 Lives to Live from July 24 through July 28. Here is the description from Amazon:

“In the 1920s, Orphan Trains transported orphans from East to West. 9 Lives to Live presents a duality of stories: teenage orphans transported from New York to California ranches and a missing person from the Hotel del Coronado’s shoe dealers’ convention. Cool Cat Tatania is on the case and finding clues as intoxicating as catnip.”

You can download 9 Lives to Live by clicking on the image above or the link below:

9 Lives to Live (Magical Cool Cats series Book 10)

9 Lives to Live is also available in audio edition. You can see the audio book by clicking on the image below:

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Dear Kitten: Regarding the Dog

As explained to the kitten in the video, “A dog is a man’s best friend” was incredible marketing on the part of dogs:) Does it seem like cats are excelling more at marketing themselves than dogs today? Or is it about the same? I love all animals so none of them really need marketing to me.

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Classic Movie Lines

Classic movie lines always feel like summer to me. Of these three movie lines, do you think one is better than the rest?

“A relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” A friend of mine thinks this is really funny.

“No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”

“You’re not too smart, are you? I like that in a man.”

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Mailbox Monday

I’m looking forward to reading the first book in a long-term mystery series set in Paris:

Here is the description from Amazon:

“Meet Aimée Leduc, the smart, stylish Parisian private investigator, in her bestselling first investigation

Aimée Leduc has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client’s house in the Marais, Paris’s historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous murder, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.”

Disclosure: I received a copy of Murder in the Marais from Net Galley. This post contains affiliate links.

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Mailbox Monday

I’ve tasted bargain and luxury travel. And while I can’t really complain about luxury travel, it is insular. Also, when you travel on your own in a foreign country, you’re approached more by locals than when you travel with someone. I think when you travel on your own, you may experience different cultures in a more meaningful way. I’m intrigued by this travel memoir by Steve Deeks. Here is the description from Amazon:

“Desperate to escape the UK despite his strong dislike of travelling, a blindfolded Steve Deeks stabs a pen into a world map to decide where to head, ending up with Australia as his destination. He then bravely embarks on his adventure into the unknown – with hilarious consequences.

Things hardly go to plan when he arrives in Sydney, where on entering his hostel dorm he discovers a strange man, caught in the throes of passion… with himself. Things don’t get much better as Deeks is subjected to numerous ordeals while struggling to make his way Down Under, where he meets various wacky individuals he cannot seem to shake-off.

Events take a surprising upturn for Deeks when he lands a job as a journalist. Immediately, he is thrown into the thick of the action, speeding to shootings and massive blazes, while putting his neck on the line when hunting down gangsters, celebrities and sport legends.

Deeks’ voyage sees him in the line of fire once more when he is forced to endure a potentially deadly river tour, followed by a swim in a murky creek with a spider-eating tour host.

Does Deeks feel enlightened and happy he left the UK after his Australian adventures? Find out in his hilarious travel confessions.”

Disclosure: I received a copy of Baring All Down Under from Net Galley. This post contains affiliate links.

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Review: Only Her

Here is the description from Amazon:

“Former SEAL sniper Cody Roberts has returned from Afghanistan with too many demons and a simple wish: to be left alone. Working for K2 Special Services, caring for the war dogs he rescued, playing his guitar—that’s all he wants to do. But Cody is as protective as his nickname, “Dog,” suggests. A man like that can’t sit back when he realizes the beautiful veterinarian next door is being targeted by an unknown enemy.

Riley Austin is desperate to find out who’s poisoning her animal patients, and she’s stunned by her mysterious neighbor’s suggestion that it’s personal. But Cody makes her feel something else, too: a powerful attraction. He insists he’s no good for her, but those haunted eyes and that chiseled body tell Riley that surrendering to their mutual lust is worth the risk. And despite his conditions—no falling for each other, no regrets once it’s over—she’ll fight to love him just as fiercely as he’ll fight to save her.”

Cody is a fascinating hero. He’s a Navy Seal hero to most people with the possible exception of his parents — two anti-war professors. His parents sure packed his baggage for him. If Cody bonds with a dog in a war zone, it’s for life. He brings his dogs home.

Riley grew up in foster homes and became a protector of animals. She’s an admirable veterinarian who must uncover the mystery of why some of her patients are being poisoned. She’s dedicated to all species but chose to share her home with cats. This book reminded me of the question: What do you call a veterinarian who treats only one species? Answer: a physician.

Their pasts converge at just the right time in the present to propel them to the future together. I don’t want to include any spoilers but I have to say this book has one of the sweetest endings I have ever read:)

Disclosure: I received a copy of Only Her from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

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