Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A Tribute to Phebe
Most people who know me know that I love cats. I always have and I always will. Our friend, the Goddess of Pomona, predicted that I would write about cats and she's absolutely right! But this post isn't about any cat, it's a tribute to a special cat, a cat named Phebe. Her whole name is Phebe B. Huntington and if you want to know why, feel free to come into the library and ask.
Phebe was born April 6, 1987 and passed away from cancer on January 15, 2008. She was 20 years, nine months, and nine days old. In this tribute I would like to share books about cats that you don't see everyday. Fiction books on cats are easy to find so I would like to focus on non-fiction books that you may not know exist.
If you are looking for books on cat care, the X 636.8's is the place to go.
Hausherr, R. My First Kitten.
Rosen, Michael. Purr--: Children's Book Illustrators Brag about their Cats.
We have plenty of folklore on cats:
Zaun, M. Catlore Tales From Around the World.
Mother Goose. Cats by Mother Goose.
Schwartz, Alvin. Stories to Tell a Cat
Ames, Lee. Draw 50 Cats.
Livingston, Myra Cohn. Cat Poems.
Jokes about Cats:
Friedman, S. Cat's Out of the Bag: Jokes About Cats.
When that moment comes and you have to say good-bye:
Rylant, Cynthia. Cat Heaven.
Even a pop-up book:
Gurney, E. Eric Gurney's Pop-Up Book of Cats
This book is in our Webber Collection and cannot be checked out. However, if you want to look at it, you can go to our Special Collections room and ask to see it. Our Special Collections room is located downstairs and their hours are: Monday - Wednesday 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
These are only a very few of the many great books about cats. In fact, if you put the word "cats" in our advanced search, any fields search box, you get 1,469 hits! Keep reading and keep taking care of those sweet pets out there. Phebe, this one's for you.