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All Black Cats are Not Alike
All Black Cats are Not Alike | Amy Goldwasser
47 posts | 3 read | 7 to read
Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike. This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who "has no tolerance for wet humans or being ignored," to Sashi, who "enjoys freeze-dried chicken by candlelight and full-on body rubs," each cat comes to life through a lovingly hand-drawn portrait and quick-witted profile. Delightfully quirky and utterly charming, this motley crew of black cats will win over anyone with a dry sense of humor.
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Leftcoastzen
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#blackcat #screamathonPhotoChallenge
Thrifted yesterday for a buck! Hope kitty inspires me to get out my Halloween decorations this weekend!

4thhouseontheleft So cute! 1mo
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RamsFan1963
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I've never owned (or been owned by) a totally black cat, but this is the attitude I'd expect from any cat.

#ChillingPhotoChallenge #BlackCat

@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

Kaila-ann Sounds about right no matter the fur color 😹😹 1mo
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LauraJ
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
mreads Awesome 😁 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 I love it!!! 1mo
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readordierachel Fantastic pic 😆 1mo
lele1432 This is so perfect lol! 1mo
JazzFeathers 😂 1mo
Meaw_catlady This is amazing !!! 😊🖤🖤🖤 1mo
Nute The best! 1mo
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AmyG
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My daughter‘s cat Ceasar....who sadly died last May. He was a real goober.

#FallisBooked #blackcat
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

MelissaSue81 Aww! What a cutie!! You all must miss him! 1mo
Susanita Aww. Run free, grandcat. 1mo
Trashcanman It's so hard when a pet passes. Hugs to you both. 1mo
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AmyG Thank you so much. We do miss him. I like to think of all our deceased cats running around hissing at each other. 🤣 ❤️ @MelissaSue81 @Susanita @Trashcanman 1mo
JessClark78 🖤🖤 1mo
OriginalCyn620 He was a cutie. So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. 🐱 1mo
Leftcoastzen What a cute photo,sad for your loss ,I‘m glad you have the happy memories.🐱 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🖤😿 1mo
Meaw_catlady Awwww RIP you big goober ! 🖤 1mo
LeahBergen Awww! His expression is the best! 😆 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t see your beautiful face!!! 1mo
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s my daughter. I hid it as she may not want itposted. But thank you. 😘 @LeahBergen His expression is priceless! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG ok ! Well, her beautiful face ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Aww, so cute! 🐱I‘m sorry he‘s not with you all anymore. 1mo
AmyG Thank you @CoffeeCatsBooks 😘 1mo
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Meaw_catlady
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My drawing skills are lacking . But practice is what makes you better! If you need practice participate in #inktober here is my day 2 sketch. For the prompt black cat. 🖤

cobwebmoth 😻🖤 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww! 😻😻😻 1mo
IamIamIam My husband started Inktober last night but my daughter is doing Cat-tober!!! Lol 1mo
IamIamIam This is an awesome drawing! 1mo
TalecArashi This is so cute tho! :3 1mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Happy #BlackCatAppreciationDay Little Boo Boo in the back yard. #catsoflitsy

merelybookish Fierce! 3mo
Dolly My little Smirk knows I‘m partial to black kitties! 😘 Beautiful ! 3mo
LauraBeth Beautiful 😻 3mo
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Crazeedi 😽😻 beautiful 3mo
AmyRebecca Cutie! 3mo
TK-421 😻 3mo
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Susanita
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Happy black cat appreciation day!

brit91 So beautiful!😻 3mo
QuietlyLaura 😻❤️🎉 3mo
LauraBeth Awwww - what a beauty! 😻 3mo
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Daria.Adrianna21 So pretty! 😻😻 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 3mo
ladym30 Lovely!❤️ 3mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 3mo
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Susanita
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A few weeks ago Kili finally figured out how to get to the top of the cat tree. Of course a toy was involved. #nationalpetday #catsoflitsy #blackcatsoflitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay! Pretty cat too! 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Such a gorgeous cat!! 7mo
Dragon 😻 7mo
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Susanita I‘m spamming @TheReadingMermaid per her request 🤗 7mo
TheReadingMermaid Yaaaasss!!! 😍😍😍 7mo
rretzler 😻Love it 7mo
Leftcoastzen 😻❤️ 3mo
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Andrea313
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Nothing is guaranteed to make me go all gooey like my two cats, so here's Tom checking out his illustrated doppelganger just after Christmas. #SentimentalSunday #catsoflitsy #LiteraryLove

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QuietlyLaura
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My husband gave me this lovely figure to honor the memory of my ornery black cat, Scratchy. She was one of a kind and I miss her so very much.
#CatsOfLitsy

Tamra 💜 I get it. 11mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful!I just lost one recently.Hugs to you! 11mo
QuietlyLaura @Leftcoastzen I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugging you back. 11mo
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Susanita
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1. He has a bowl full of kibble but wants his canned food breakfast.
2. I hope so!
3. No shoes on at the moment
4. Bed, 2 dressers, blanket chest, nightstand, entertainment center (holds books and crafts but no TV), bookcase.
5. Early dinner with his family and late dinner with mine. Ham at both because neither niece likes turkey.
#humpdaypost #catsoflitsy

julesG My cat is the exact opposite. Has a bowl full of canned food but claws the cupboard that contains the kibbles. 😵 11mo
ju.ca.no @julesG my cat just eats everything, always has an empty bowl and always screams for more😂 11mo
LauraBeth Your cat is starving! 😹 11mo
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julesG @ju.ca.no Just my black one is like thst. Although, he doesn't scream for more, he'll just wait for Ghost to leave half of her bowl for later. 😸 11mo
julesG @LauraBeth Cats starve at least nine times a day. 11mo
LauraBeth 😹 The husband had never had a cat before he met me and it was hilarious watching our first cat put the sucker moves on him! 11mo
ju.ca.no @LauraBeth oh yes, she is starving all the time😂 as @julesG said- at least nine times a day😂😂 11mo
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QuietlyLaura
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I've been silent for a few days because I had to let my cat Scratchy go. She was 16 years old and was suffering from arthritis and cancer. She was always such a fiesty little furball and lived life on her own terms. I loved her despite her sharp claws of kitty justice. She would also purr just for me. That's how I want to remember her. She will always be in my heart and I'll love her forever. But I miss her so very much.
#catsoflitsy

Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😢💔🖤 12mo
Mitch Love and hugs to you xxxxx 12mo
jenniferajanes I‘m sorry for your loss. 12mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so sorry for your loss. I have some feisty fur babies of my own and they definitely steal your heart. 12mo
AmyG I am so deeply sorry. Our cat has a serious kidney infection, so not sure how much longer she is with us. I know how painful a loss this is. Sending a hug. May your wonderful memories be with you always. 12mo
nu-bibliophile I'm sorry for your lost. 😭 12mo
BarbaraJean So sorry! Hugs and lots of bookish love! 12mo
Mimi28 So sorry for your loss! Mine are feisty too 12mo
Librarybelle I‘m so sorry for your loss 12mo
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love 😘😘📚📖 12mo
RavenLovelyReads So sorry to hear that, Laura. I let mine go 8 years ago, and I still miss her. Sending hugs and kitty “biscuits “ your way. 💕 12mo
TheSpineView I'm so sorry. It is so hard to lose a fur baby. Sending hugs! 12mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 12mo
Lcsmcat I‘m sorry! It‘s so hard to say goodbye. 💔 12mo
JoScho Oh Laura I am so very sorry! I know how much those babies mean to you. My heart aches for you and I am sending love ❤️ 12mo
UnidragonFrag Losing pets is the worst :( feel better soon! 12mo
Samplergal So sorry. It‘s so hard to lose a good friend. Hugs. 12mo
xicanti I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is horribly difficult. *hugs* 12mo
Stephuhhnieee So sorry for your loss :( 🧡 12mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 12mo
CouronneDhiver 😢 oh no ... 12mo
tonyahoswalt I'm so sorry for the loss of your furry friend. 😢 12mo
Sace I'm so sorry. 😞 12mo
BookNAround I‘m so sorry. Losing a fur baby leaves a hole in your heart for sure. 12mo
mcipher Oh, no, I‘m so sorry for your loss. 😔Sending so many hugs. 💜 💜💜 11mo
BookishMarginalia That‘s very hard. Big hugs💜💜💜 11mo
Erofan So sorry for your loss 😢 11mo
KatieCarpenter Oh no I‘m so sorry 11mo
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mkittysabibliokitty
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Here‘s my real Cat Anthony 😻

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QuietlyLaura
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It's been a harrowing couple of days! It seems Scratchy has arthritis and is in the midst of a flare up. The trip to the vet was awful and included sedation just so she could be examined. Blood work results come back tomorrow. She is on pain meds and is telling us all about her ordeal! I'll probably be up all night monitoring her. I just want her to be ok. And I want to run away with a book. Thanks for letting me unload. 💙
#CatsOfLitsy

Mindyrecycles 😢 13mo
LauraBeth Poor baby - hope she gets some relief soon! 13mo
mcipher Awww, poor kitty! I hope everything goes okay and you both get some rest tonight. 💚 13mo
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CouronneDhiver 🙁 13mo
zzz 😿 feel better kitty 13mo
AlaMich Oh no! Hopefully the meds will help her. Getting old sucks!! 13mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Poor sweet thing! I hope she feels better!!! 13mo
Texreader Poor poor baby and you. Take care of the dear one. ❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜 13mo
xicanti Poor girl. I hope the vet can help you get her condition under control so both you and she can get some rest. 13mo
JoScho Sending love and hoping she feels better soon 🧡 13mo
Louise Awww. Healing thoughts to your kitty. 💕🐾 (edited) 13mo
Susanita It hasn‘t been a good week for kitties. 😿 I hope she feels better soon. 13mo
Lauram Poor booboo! I hope you and your little kitty are comfortable soon. 13mo
tonyahoswalt I hope she feels better soon! 13mo
QuietlyLaura @Mindyrecycles @LauraBeth @mcipher @CouronneDhiver @JenIsAlwaysReading @AlaMich @HufflepuffGirl90 @Texreader @xicanti @JoScho @Louise @Susanita @Lauram @tonyahoswalt Thank you all for your care and support! It means the world to me to know there are so many kind readers out there. 💗 Scratchy is 13mo
CouronneDhiver She doing any better? 13mo
QuietlyLaura @CouronneDhiver She has limited mobility. She can walk but not jump and is quite wobbly. She also may have a G.I. infection that causing her to lose weight. More meds to help. We've put her catbeds on the floor and tried to make tents for her. I sit on the floor and keep her company. Thanks for asking. 💙 13mo
CouronneDhiver Poor baby. That‘s so hard 🖤 13mo
LiteraryinLititz Poor baby! 💗 13mo
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Jilly6183
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Jilly6183 I heard this exchange in my head as if it were a scene from Flight of the Conchords for some reason which is making it extra funny 13mo
Slajaunie 🤣🤣 13mo
ReadingRover 😂 13mo
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GingerAntics This is adorable!!! 🤣😂🤣 13mo
tracey38 😂😂😂 too funny! 13mo
PacingTheCage 😂😂 love it 13mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Halloween guest towels were today‘s fun find ! #catsoflitsy

merelybookish Purrfect! 13mo
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GripLitGrl
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QuietlyLaura
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@TCLinrow I'm sorry for your loss. Here is Scratchy. I interrupted her sun bathing. 💕
#CatsOfLitsy

TCLinrow 😻 What a beautiful little lady 😺 1y
LauraBeth I love her orange tint 😻 1y
Stacy_31 Awww she looks just like my Jawz. 😻😻 1y
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TK-421
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I guess I'm a little late, but happy #blackcatappreciationday! @Texreader the top 3 photos are our new #LittenKitten Minerva and the bottom 3 are our ancient kitty Ursula who passed 6 years ago at the ripe old age of 20. #CatsofLitsy #BlackCats

Texreader Oh true love!! I too have had multiple black cats. I share your grief on losing the one but what joy to get such an adorable kitten! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Leftcoastzen I love black cats ! I have a visitor, all Black ,I‘ve nicknamed Boo Boo . 1y
hlgreenfield I love black cats as well. I have had many growing up ( that I still miss dearly) and at the moment I have two and the baby of the two is actually also called Minerva!! And she is the best cat! Really faithful! 1y
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hgrimes I love them! 😍😍 The best cat I ever had was an old one-eyed black kitty. I miss him every day! He was also around 20 when he died. (edited) 1y
Nerdfins I love black kitties. My little deaf house panther named Luna loves to give snuggles and push hands with her nose to get love and pets. 1y
TK-421 @hlgreenfield I had many cats in my life over the years & I still miss them too. That's awesome that you have a baby Minerva too! 🙌 1y
TK-421 @Leftcoastzen Aww! Such a cute nickname! 1y
TK-421 @Texreader Thanks 🤗 It took 6 years for us to be ready to open our home & our hearts to a new furry bundle of joy, but I'm glad that we took that space to grieve. I'm so happy to have a kitty in my life again! 1y
TK-421 @Nerdfins Aww! Luna's a wonderful name. I love snuggly kitties! 😻 1y
TK-421 @hgrimes It's so difficult to lose a pet who's been part of the family for so long! @Nerdfins @hgrimes Special cats are just extra loveable, aren't they? Our old kitty had a cerebellar injury that made her shaky and our new furbaby has only 3 feet. So glad to give her a loving home 😊 1y
hgrimes @TK-421 I love tripod cats! awww 😻 You are so good to give her a chance! 1y
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QuietlyLaura
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Evening reading with my buddy, Scratchy. She looks like she's up to something. 😼
#CatsOfLitsy #blackcats

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QuietlyLaura
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Not book related but I had to share this pic of my silly cat, Scratchy, attempting to drink water from my bathroom sink. After all these years I still try to help her but she's determined to do it her own way and get soggy in the process! ❤
#catsoflitsy #blackcats

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Sace I had a cat that did the same thing! 1y
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MinDea So cute! 1y
QuietlyLaura @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Haha! She isn‘t a fan of being dried off but I can‘t just let her run around with a drippy head! 1y
Stacy_31 Awww! 😍😍 1y
Sace @QuietlyLaura she looks like a sweetie! 1y
wanderinglynn What a cutie! 🐱❤️ 1y
knittedgnome Haha so close! 1y
Tadams4 That look on her face! We‘ve all had days like that! She‘s beautiful! 1y
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QuietlyLaura
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My cat Scratchy always makes me happy even if she is somewhat demanding at times. I hope you are having a wonderful day @CareBear 💕 #HappyTaxDayGiveaway #catsoflitsy

CareBear She‘s so pretty! 😻 thanks for entering 2y
RaimeyGallant Adorable. 2y
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JPeterson
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Hope you have a better day tomorrow, @TricksyTails

Until then, a photo of how Morrigan now likes to sit in her cat tree. Really, cats are weird. 😹

#letsmaketricksysmile

Texreader Oh my those arms!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CouronneDhiver Stella does that too. Must be comfy or something...? 2y
Clwojick 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
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Bette How is that even comfortable? 😂😂😂 2y
diovival 😍 2y
AlaMich I‘ve had two cats that would do that. Ringo especially liked to do it at the corners of things, like a table. One paw goes on one side of the corner, the other paw etc etc 2y
kspenmoll Those straight straight cat legs!!!! 2y
SandyW I wish my boy would learn to do that. He hangs his head over the edge and then starts choking. 😲 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
TricksyTails 😹😹😹 Aww Morrigan! Thank you and Morrigan for making my day brighter! 😻♥️ 2y
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QuietlyLaura
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I took a nap today and this is what I saw when I woke up. Scratchy has curled up but is keeping an eye on me. She always cheers me up. #JoinIn #catsoflitsy

Lcsmcat Pretty kitty! 2y
PenguinInFlight Aww! Beautiful kitty. Fur babies are the best. 😻 2y
MinDea 😻😻😻 2y
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4thhouseontheleft Awww, what a cutie!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is so sweet! You couldn‘t ask for a better sight to wake up too. 2y
Julsmarshall Such a beauty! 2y
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 2y
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Andrea313
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In the whole contentious history of our #TomKitten and #ColeCat, we have never seen this happen! A Christmas miracle...or a sign that we're keeping the house a little too cold? #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm
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I‘m traveling for the holidays and this sleepyhead is back home under the care of a loving aunt. How I miss reading on the couch with him beside me! When he sleeps like this, it must be some really GOOD sleep!🤣) #CatsofLitsy #OreoLequan #thugKitty

coffeenebula Cutie! Looks like my Hawkeye 🐾 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
Zelma Such a cutie. I love when their teeth stick out like that! 😻 2y
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JazzFeathers 😻😻😻❤💕🐾 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Cute! 😻 2y
TNbookworm 😻😻💕 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm
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My official duties include supplier of kitty vittles and comfortable place to sit. #OreoLeQuan #KingKitty #Spoiled #catsofLitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
DebinHawaii Just be sure you do a good job! Those are important duties! 😹 🐱❤️ 2y
TheBookAddict Sounds about right. 2y
TNbookworm He is so pretty! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @TNbookworm Thank you! That sweet face is all trouble! I love him so! 2y
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QuietlyLaura
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1. Silly Scratchy prefers to lay on me instead of the bed!
2. Reading, listening to and curating my own music collection, learning about tech.
3. I pick potatoes for both. 😋
4. I've never had an advent calendar. I don't know much about them but am interested.
5. Today I made some copies for a friend and played delivery person.
#HumpDayPost @MinDea 💙

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Clwojick
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Thanks so much to @kamoorephoto for such an awesome giveaway! #catmojogiveaway #raok #payitforward

I couldn't choose a favourite photos. So I chose four holiday photos. #Totem is in the top two frames, and #OscarMeyer in the bottom two. Both of my black babes are rescues. Totem was from the local shelter, and was terrified of open spaces 💕 It took a lot of work, but he's such a loud outgoing cat now... that you would never guess he was ever Shy

Clwojick @kamoorephoto Oscar was a lot harder. I was working overnights at Walmart, and this tiny little kitten would sneak around at night. We would feed him daily, and set up so many traps to bring him in as winter was approaching. It took us three months, countless cans of cat food, three different live traps and even an upside down box with the stick tied to a string (do you know what I mean?) nothing worked. It was getting below zero and we were 👇🏻 2y
Clwojick Stressing out hard... then one night at 3am, on my lunch break, I was sitting outside and he just walked up and decided we wanted to be pet. I scooped him up and he's lived with us ever since. 2y
Clwojick We named him Oscar because he was sleeping in the recycling can whenever it rained, but I changed it to Oscar Meyer because he first few weeks he was super stressed, and I would sing him the hot dog song and he would calm down. 2y
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Clwojick We also had to keep the cats seperated until we made sure Oscar didn't have Feline Leukaemia, and I would wake up in the middle of the night, and Totem would be sleeping on the outside of the door, and they would comfort each other and hold paws under the door. 😿 isn't that the cutest. Now they're best buds 2y
TricksyTails 😻😻♥️♥️ 2y
TricksyTails I love their stories! Love how much they're best buds! ♥️ 2y
kamoorephoto I love this so much, you have no idea, @Clwojick💓 We work with so many cats that have similar stories; I‘m so glad that you did this for these babies. And that they are black! They are so lucky to have you! I had an Oscar too... 2y
mhillis So cute😻😻😻 2y
Reagan-reads Beautiful cats! 2y
SandyW @Clwojick what a heartwarming story. Oscar is very lucky. 2y
diovival 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
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ChasingOm
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Happy National Cat Day to my #blackcatsofLitsy, #Moonshine and #Kali! 😻 #catsofLitsy

emilyhaldi The best 🖤🖤🖤 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱 2y
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QuietlyLaura
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Cuddling with Scratchy. Loveable and ornery. She's recovering from an infection and the harrowing trip to the vet that stressed out all of us. Anxiety has stolen my ability to concentrate (again) so I haven't read much. #catsoflitsy #blackcats #anxiety

Zelma Sorry about all of the stress. She's beautiful! 2y
QuietlyLaura @Zelma Thank you! She is a cutie and has the softest fur. 2y
PenguinInFlight She‘s so cute! 😍I hope she feels better soon! I have anxiety too, I totally get it. Big hugs. ❤️ 2y
QuietlyLaura @PenguinInFlight Thank you! Scratchy is doing ok. Hugs to you.😊 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm
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I found these on my desk this morning because my colleagues know that if there are two things I love; it's books and cats. I don't always like my job, but I LOVE my team of teachers❣️❣️

Tamra So thoughtful! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Tamra I'm lucky to work with such a great group. 2y
MatildaBaggins So cute!!! 2y
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Sace 😍 2y
AmyG Books and cats...are where it's at. 😺📚 2y
emilyhaldi Love!! 🖤🖤 2y
Ms_T Love the black cats! 2y
TNbookworm Love😻😻 2y
Clwojick Ahhhhhmygoshhh! I need these! I love that they're black cats! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Those bookmarks are ADORABLE! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Clwojick My colleague said she got them at Books-a-Million. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Awww! 😻 2y
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BookwormByDesign
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Kickstarted this book a while back! I support everything and anything involving cats!

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OrangeMooseReads
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So excited! Look what arrived today! They are gorgeous and double sided, so cool! I‘ll be ordering more from @BookBabe
And yes that is Isabella batting at the tassle

ReadingSusan Ohhhh I can‘t wait to get mine! 2y
OrangeMooseReads @ReadingSusan my picture does nothing for them. They are gorgeous 2y
BookBabe Yay! So thrilled that you love them! 😊 Thank you so much, and thanks for sharing! ❤️ I'm glad Isabella approves! 😻 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm
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"What? My human is very comfy!" Zero personal space! I love him so!? #catsofLitsy #OreoLeQuan #ThugKitty

Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
rubyslippersreads That face! 😻😻😻 2y
mabell Personal space is overrated! 😻 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm @rubyslippersreads I know! He's my cutie! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @mabell Indeed. He is the king of the castle. 2y
HippieChickHomeschool Did you know today is black cat appreciation day? 😍 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @HippieChickHomeschool Yes, I did! Oreo makes sure we appreciate him everyday though. 😁 2y
DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 2y
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Bookwitchery
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Another catch-up post. This is my beautiful 6 year old girl Raven, who I wanted to show you for #internationalcatday. We've had her for about 10 months.
I admit that I know nothing about the book I tagged, but the title drew me in. Last August we lost our 16 yo cat Max, who was a rescue we'd had for four years. He was a force of nature, and when we lost him we felt like our hearts had been ripped out.

Bookwitchery We were thinking we wouldn't get another cat soon... we didn't want to feel like we were trying to replace him. Two months later, though, a customer told me about Raven. She needed a new home quickly. I didn't even ask my husband, I just met up with the woman who was fostering her and took her, calling Frank afterwards. She was traumatized, but only spent a few days hiding. She's adjusted to us well. 2y
Bookwitchery The book title caught my attention because it's so true about cats not being alike. They each have their own personalities. Where Max was very kittenish even in old age, right up until a few weeks before he died, Raven, at a decade younger, is very much a diva and a princess. 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 You and Raven are lucky to have found each other. 2y
Bookwitchery @rubyslippersreads We are very blessed. 2y
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Clwojick
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I am a mama to two black cats and they are the best book reading cuddling partners ever. This is Oscar Meyer. #ossiesauce #OscarMeyer

EvieBee Aww! 2y
Texreader Precious!!! Like my Midnight! 2y
Clwojick I've always had black cats. The first cat I had when I was very young was called Mignight. ❤️ @Texreader (edited) 2y
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Sweettartlaura I miss my black cat. He was much better behave than my ginger kitty. Love Jasper, but he really does think he's a lion or something 🦁 (edited) 2y
DebinHawaii Sweet kitty! 🐱❤️ 2y
huntersmom1977 Awww! I love cats and dogs!! I fostered one a month ago. He found a great home. I need to rescue another fur baby ASAP! I love his name. Too cute 😘 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm That face!!!! I love black kitties! 2y
Jen_Reads Ah! So cute!!! 2y
Clwojick @huntersmom1977 haha! We called him Oscar because he was sleeping in the garbage can outside of Walmart whenever it rained. It took us three months to catch him, and now he's the cuddliest little babe. Then I would always sing him the Oscar Meyer wiener song to get him used to human voices, and the middle name just kind of stuck. He was a hotdog for his first Halloween. 🙈 2y
huntersmom1977 @Clwojick awww so sweet of you guys!! He's so lucky. 😂😂😂 I'm literally LOL right now picturing him in a hot dog costume. Hahahaha! Oh man now that song is in my head! 😆😆 2y
MrBook 😻😻😻 2y
MrBook @BookBabe , someone matches #Coale's cuteness. 2y
BookBabe Love this pic! Such an artistic composition with the negative space! 😍 And @MrBook is right... Oscar Meyer's cuteness is right on par with Coale's! (Don't tell Coale I said so...he'll never forgive me!) 😻❤️ 2y
Clwojick I took the pic from inside the bathroom. He could not believe I'd think of showering without letting him sit on the sink. He loves the steam. He is such a sweet boy. @BookBabe 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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The bag.
Full frontal shot for @BookishMarginalia and @merelybookish
😁😁

britt_brooke So cute! 💚 2y
MrBook 😻 2y
BookishMarginalia Woohoo! Thanks for the vicarious enjoyment! It's a beauty! 2y
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BekahB Ohhhh I love that! 💕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 💕 2y
merelybookish Oh, I love it! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
BookishBelle 😍😍😍 2y
CouronneDhiver Love it! 2y
Zelma Very cool bag! 😍 2y
brilliantglow That bag is amazing! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm Love it! 2y
Libby1 Oh! I wants! I wants! 😻 2y
Texreader I want it too!! Please post where to find it if you find out. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Libby1 @Texreader The brand is Blue Q in case that helps! 2y
BookBabe 😻❤️ 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm
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It took me awhile to convince myself that I was ready for a new kitty after the loss of my Binx. However this evil, maniacal, ninja kitty assassin needed a new home. Meet Oreo LeQuan Charles, a.k.a. El Diablo. We love him❣️❣️❣️❣️ (Don't let the sweet face fool you!)

cariashley Awww congrats! 😻 2y
hlgreenfield Congrats! 😃 Black kittens are my favourite! Have two myself. 2y
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Ms_T 😻 2y
Scurvygirl 😻💜 Awesome! All evil kitties are the best! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @hlgreenfield I love black kitties too. My Binx was also black. 2y
JazzFeathers Adorable 😍 2y
CouronneDhiver Greetings Oreo! 2y
TNbookworm He's so cute😺 2y
bookwrm526 My cat sitter calls my cat El Diablo 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @JazzFeathers @TNbookworm Thank you! He is a cutie, and incredibly mischievous. 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😘 2y
shanebeth handsome guy!! 🖤❤️ 2y
SharonGoforth 😻😻 2y
LauraBrook Awww, he's adorable! I'm sure he's full of P & V! 😽😽 2y
KaatjeH 😻😸 2y
Zelma Congrats on the new family member! He is adorable. 😻 And just remember, mischief is entertainment. 😆 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Zelma There is never a dull moment around here! 2y
Eyelit 😻😻😻 2y
BookBabe 😻❤️ 2y
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QuietlyLaura
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As soon as I sit down anywhere Scratchy jumps into my lap and won't move. She whines if she can't sit with me. She's an ornery kitty but I love her anyway!
#catsoflitsy #blackcats #readingbuddy

Lcsmcat 😻 2y
yodapish Such a cutie 😻 2y
books_from_my_shelves So sweet 😻💜😻 2y
BookBabe 😻❤️ 2y
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Johanna414
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Poor Toby's just so embarrassed he pooped all over the vet today... whoops! He can't even bring himself to look at me - or maybe he just wants his head rubbed 😹

drokka Maybe it's for show, and later he'll be crowned champion by his cat friends for having aimed true. 🤣🤣 2y
Laalaleighh When my cat gets a bath at the vet he shows his displeasure by pooping in the tub. Every time. 😂 he has my rebellious spirit - he's just a little more, um...creative than me. 2y
Johanna414 @drokka I like to image he came home bragging to his sisters 😉. @Laalaleighh he's go to communicate his feelings somehow, right? My poor guy just has anal gland issues and the vet stimulated things a bit too much when checking them... 2y
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Johanna414
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"Oh, you were about to get up and do something productive? Well, not anymore..."

LauraBeth 😹😹 3y
BookBabe 😂😂😂😻😻😻 2y
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megt
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Lots of things make me happy, but this little fur face is one of them. I'm actually severely allergic to cats, so I'll never have a #LittenKitten of my own. Maddie is my brother's cat, so I only see her when I visit him or when he's spending an extended period of time with us. She's a little weird and super ornery at times, but I love her to bits. #funfridayphoto

PurpleyPumpkin She's beautiful. 😻 3y
Dragon 💜🐱 3y
Susannah She's adorable! I'm so sorry about your allergy. I have a kitty named Maddie too! 😸 3y
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megt @PurpleyPumpkin @Dragon 💜 @Susannah The allergy is a pain (I'd have several cats if I could!) but I'm thankful I can spend time with her without it affecting me too badly. And I'm biased, but I happen to think Maddie is a great cat name! 😻 3y
Cinfhen Soooo cute😻 3y
megt @Cinfhen 😻 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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#FunFridayPhoto I collect bits & bobs from home or abroad for bookmarking. When it comes time to choose one I look for the right one to jump out of the pile by color, theme, or some other feels-rightness. Fun to sift through the memories looking for the perfect mark...

Johanna414 Love that so many are cat themed! 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Fritz the grey cat is not amused by my product placement 😘
#catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Chessa 😹 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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The jacket has all 50 cats on the inside plus an amazing glossy cat head image on the front under the jacket. Fun design bits make this book a keeper!

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Pickpick

50 cats. All black kitties. 1 per spread. Awesome illustration of the cat's face plus a blurb for each (longer than the above teaser from the flap) that describes how odd and funny each one is. No cats are alike, and every one here is worth getting to know!

Chessa Oh I think I need this. We have two identical black sister kitties with very different personalities! 3y
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