Early Election Results Are in: Cats Rule!

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The results are close: Cats outnumber dogs in American homes by 11 million.

The results are close: Cats outnumber dogs in American homes by 11 million (77 million cats and 65 million dogs, according to the 2003-04 APPMA Pet Owner Survey). Best-selling authors and founders of the Angel Animals Network, Allen and Linda Anderson, decided to sponsor a contest to see why Cats Rule! The results are included in the Andersons’ new book, ANGEL CATS: DIVINE MESSENGERS OF COMFORT (New World Library, September 2004). While dogs get more credit, cats have proven to be every bit the equal of their canine brethren as humankind’s best friends. ANGEL CATS’ true stories show the extraordinary ways in which these fascinating creatures (believed to be gods in ancient Egypt) respond to human need in health-giving, emotionally rewarding, spiritually uplifting, and comic ways.

True stories from this collection of forty include:

  • Paprika, the kitten who saved a little Hungarian girl and her family from being arrested by Russian soldiers in World War II,
  • Molly and Miss Minnie, the mother/daughter cat team who, according to a cardiologist, acted as “pacemakers” for a woman with undiagnosed heart problems,
  • Scooby, the charismatic cat with a hair-raising penchant for brunettes,
  • Smokey, the family cat whose connection with out-of-town family members is so strong that he signals when they are in distress and has never been wrong,
  • Monster and O-fer, two playful cats who brought major league baseball player, Brian McRae, out of a slump during a losing season with the Chicago Cubs.

Brief meditations interweave with the stories in this gift book. Also included is information such as the fact that a cat’s purr is the same frequency as ultrasound waves that increase bone density and strengthen and heal fractures. An “Ask Cuddles” section at the end of each chapter answers (from a cat’s lofty viewpoint) frequently asked questions about our fabulous feline friends.

Praise for Angel Cats:

"Angels come to us in many ways. Some are never identified, some come to us and we don’t even know they changed our lives, maybe even saved us, until there is a realization. This book is enlightening and will make you take many a close look at your 'angel.'"

— Tippi Hedren, actress and animal activist

"As a believer and one who lives the message, my heart was touched by Angel Cats. I have long realized that it is not an accident that three-quarters of our 'lifeline' is 'feline.' So read, laugh, cry, and become a more complete human being through the angel cats and the lifeline they provide."

--BERNIE SIEGEL, M.D., author of 365 PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE SOUL and LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES

"In Angel Cats, it is not the 'fog' but the ‘love’ that comes in on little cat feet. What a delightful collection of stories! There are stories here that warm the heart and that set the soul to pondering; hmmm, are these wings I see in dreamlike wisps coming off of my cat’s shoulders? After you finish these stories, you won’t have to wonder anymore – you’ll be convinced. Thank you, thank you, Allen and Linda, for continuing to remind us of our spirit connection to animals."

--SUSAN CHERNAK MCELROY, author of ALL MY RELATIONS and ANIMALS AS TEACHERS AND HEALERS

"The Andersons have captured with warmth and love the majesty of cats through stories of the familiar and the extraordinary."

--JENNIFER CONRAD, DVM, director and founder of the Paw Project

About the Authors:

Allen and Linda Anderson are authors and inspirational speakers. They founded the Angel Animals Network in 1996 to raise awareness about animals. Allen is a computer software trainer, photographer and writer. Linda C. Anderson is an award-winning playwright and fiction writer. The Andersons are best selling authors of GOD'S MESSENGERS: WHAT ANIMALS TEACH US ABOUT THE DIVINE and ANGEL ANIMALS: EXPLORING OUR SPIRITUAL CONNECTION WITH ANIMALS. They share their home in Minneapolis with a menagerie of pets and donate a portion of revenue from their projects to animal shelters and organizations. Their Website is http://www.angelanimals.net.

ANGEL CATS by Linda and Allen Anderson

September 2004

Pets

Trade Paper

25 B&W Photos

Price: $12.95

ISBN 1-57731-448-4

172 Pages

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