Who doesn't love a cat story?
Here's a new one that will charm your socks off.
I first wrote about Jake the Cat back on August 10, 2010, in "Local Blog Catapults Jake to Stardom."
Local Cat Rescue volunteer and my friend Pam Wolf had met a cat, Jake, that prompted her to write a blog post called "Jake's Story" on March 29, 2010. That post caught the attention of a researcher from Animal Planet.
Pam followed up on August 8, 2010, with a post called "Jake is a T.V. Star (on Animal Planet, of course)."
Then I grabbed the story (and not long after that, my husband and I adopted Katie Cat from a local shelter--you can see how easily I was drawn into cat world).
Now there's a book about Jake. Jake's Gift is a heartwarming tale of the cat who kept getting rejected for adoption but eventually discovered his true calling as a therapy cat. He's a gorgeous creature, don't you think?
The book is being used as a fundraiser by the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic, and the author has pledged that a portion of her income from sales will be donated back to Cat Rescue as well.
You remember Pam from a few weeks ago, right? She wrote a guest post for called "Why I Write About Animals" She likes other creatures besides just cats.
This book and Pam's dedication to her calling is another great example of chasing the dream and wrestling it to ground. Persistence pays off, and I congratulate Pam...and Jake...for their accomplishments.
If you would like to purchase a copy of Jake's Gift: The Story of a Cat Who Wouldn't Quit, you may do so at the publisher's site, Tulip Tree Publishing, or boogie on over to Amazon.com.