This book, Love Is a Special Way of Feeling by Joan Walsh Anglund was an antique mall find by Phebe. At the time of this writing, Ms. Anglund is still living.
Usually episodes feature fully developed cat characters, but in this small book of sweet verse there is a one-line mention of a cat, so Phebe deemed it acceptable for the podcast, especially since we’re in the season of love and light…and this book is just so very, very sweet. Give yourself a seven minute escape with this 1960’s book of joy.
Phebe has been away from the podcast. At the end of August, a homeless cat, she named TillySue, got into her TNR trap, and 10-days later gave birth in Phebe’s podcast recording closet to five kittens. Stay for the very end of this episode for the calming sound of TillySue’s nursing, purring kittens. The kittens are 20-days-old at the time of this recording. Two of them, and TillySue came to live with Phebe, Mac and their only cat child, Harold-of-God.
Ms. Anglund’s book of verse is very sweet. Written in the 1960s, it’s difficult to get a book like this traditionally published these days. If you’d like to add to your collection, there’s an Amazon link below.
Title: Love Is a Special Way of Feeling
ISBN: There was no ISBN. The Library of Congress Catalog Card Number is 60-6224
Author: Joan Walsh Anglund
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1960
Amazon Link to the Book: Love Is a Special Way of Feeling
The Kitten Adventure with Cat TillySue
On August 19, a beautiful homeless, and very pregnant cat got into our TNR trap. Both our vet, and the SPCA clinic told us she had to have the kittens. We named her TillySue, and she quickly took up residence in the spare bedroom of my studio condo. She chose my podcast recording closet in that room to have her kittens.
Of the five kittens, one got a home in Dallas and became Archie, two got to stay together as siblings becoming Annie Kate and Travis of Spanish Fort, Alabama. The last two stayed together as our cat Harold’s little brothers, Oscar Greyson and Ollie Pidds—along with TillySue. Yes, we have four cats at home.
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