Monday, April 26, 2010

New Parker Pics!

My new brofur is 6 weeks old. The very kind breeder sent me pictures today. She says he is the biggest kitten of their 2 litters, topping the charts at 2 pounds! What worried me is that he has no fear. OMC, what have I done to myself! So, here he is in all his red glory.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Choosing May's books list is up!

I have picked 6 books. Please read the synopsis and choose 3 you would like to read. I will total the votes and pick the top 2 books. Voting will be closed May 2. No votes after deadline.

May #readpawty is 7 pm EDT May 4. I will have an agenda posted by then! Happy reading!!!!

Choosing May's book

How is everyone doing with their book(s)? I am embarrassed to say this, but Mom let her library card expire, and I just yesterday got one of the books. Now I have to read really fast before #readpawty!

Since we have such a long list of books, I am going to choose 6 books. We get 3 votes to choose the ones you would like the most. We will total the votes, and the top 2 vote getters will be our May choices. You can vote in the comments or by email or by DM. My email address is finally link in the profile section!

I will choose the books, find a synopsis, and post them later. Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Book info

I was poking around trying to find some discussion questions for our books. You will find encyclopedias, blog, discussion, etc. have fun!

The Master and Margarita

Under the paw

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

On Basilsik Station

Anipal Book List Published!

I have posted the compiled #readpawty booklist as of 4-19-10. Is this exciting or what! the next improvement is to alphabetize it, but it is sorted by subjects.

The list is in pages, and they are found as links/tabs above the Kruse Kats header.

I have the list in excel and pdf formats. let me know if you want those, and I will email them to you.

Any additions, please email me. If you put them on Twitter, I will accidently forget them.

More details on the next #readpawty later this week.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Introducing Parker S Kat

Yes, unless unforeseen circumstances occur, I will bring home a new brother in June! We are so excited! Well, Dad is still sad, but that's ok. We love him anyway. And, Parker will perk him up!

Parker is a Maine Coon from one of the most established breeders in the US, many thanks to Beth and Lynne! He is named after Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, a famous alto saxophonist in the BeBop era, and the S stands for sax.

These pictures are when he was 3.5 weeks old. Isn't he adorable? The gorgeous torbie beside him is his sister, and she is spoken for.

How soon is June?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Reading List

We had a wonderful Anipal Book Club meeting tonight!

Here is what we decided to do:
1. Initially choose 3 books from submitted lists.
2. Each anipal picks one of the 3 books to read.
3. Reconvene in a couple weeks to see progress.
4. Schedule monthly meeting every 1st Tuesday.
5. email me with list of book suggestions

What actually happened:
We chose 4 books since we were unsure of availability of 2 of the books.

Here they are:

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Available from Amazon from $14 on up. May be available from library or interlibrary loan.

Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man By Tom Cox. 9 used copies available on Amazon ranging from $3.24 - $39.55. I couldn’t find it in my local library

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. Hardback only. Lots of used books on Amazon.

On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington #1) ...David Weber
Readily available. Also as free ebook:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Book List 4-5-10

Here is the anticipated book list as received so far:


The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. One of the main characters is a cat who is part of the entourage of a "magician" who wreaks havoc in Moscow. The novel was banned for 40 years in the Soviet Union because it was an allegorical critique of the direction government and society were taking.


Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

The Brentford Triangle by Robert Rankin

Salem's Lot by Stephen King

This Is Uncool; the 500 Greatest Singles Since Punk and Disco by Gary Mulholland


Animal Planet Cats ISBN 0-7938-3771-5
Caring for Your Aging Cat ISBN 1-4027-2613-9
Godel, Escher, Bach ISBN 0-465-02656-7
The Way of Zen ISBN 0-375-70510-4
The Transmitter to God ISBN 0970073313


The Cat, The Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson


Dewey, by Vicki Myron - about Dewey The Library Cat - Real Story

The Art of Racing In The Rain, by Garth Stein (written through the eyes of his dog)

Golden Buddha, by Clive Cussler - underwater sea mysteries

Memorial Day, by Vince Flynn - CIA type of adventures

Isle of Palms, by Dorothea Benton Frank - Light romance set in the islands of So. Carolina - Charleston area.

Exact Revenge, by Tim Greene - mystery

Hidden Prey, by John Sanford - mystery


Author Elaine Viets - current mysteries series are Dead End Job and Mystery Shopper. Elaine was a columnist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and is very witty. Not the best literature, but Mom has a soft spot.

The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig

AnipalsThat Read

Where was my head? I got so excited about to cat related mysteries, that I forgot about all the other anipals! Like, duh!

So puleeze all anipals who loe to read and would like to share with the rest of us, please send your list to:

First Meeting of Book Club

I decided we will have a meeting Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. EDT. The hashtag is #readpawty.

Don't forget to email your book list or leave them in the comments.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Cats Who Read

A few months ago @SpaCat talked about his new list, #literary-cat. Several of us would like to start a book club based on that list.

We thought that anyone who wants to participate give a list of 5 books, and at least one of those has to have cats in the book. Please email your list to me.

We can meet like the 4th Monday of every month at 7 pm ET. The date can change to accommodate most of us. I just wanted to get something written to get us started. THIS IS NOT A DATE IN STONE. WE CAN CHANGE IT!

Comments and suggestions on how to make this work are welcomed!

Now, I have to work on my list!