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They Had Me at Meow

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Turtleman & Rosie

  

Meow is the winner of the 2009 Muse Medallion Award from the  Cat Writer's Association.

The judge said:  "She had me at her first sentence.  A beautiful little jewel of a book:  wonderful stories, valuable information about feral cats and just the right touch of humor to spice things up.  If this book doesn't prompt you to care for an abandoned cat or kitten, then I fear for your humanity.  If I could award more points, I would."

Meow also won the 2010 "Best Pets Book" award from the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

     They Had Me at Meow:  Tails of Love from the Homeless Cats of Buster Hollow is a collection of funny, poignant stories (with color photos) about Rosie's 17-year relationship with a colony of homeless cats.  Meow is about connectedness and love, and about finding meaning and friendship in unexpected places. 

     Meow has received praise from The Humane Society of the United States, the San Francisco SPCA, the Marin Humane Society, Fix Our Ferals, Marin Cat Connection, the Homeless Cat Network, Give Me Shelter cat rescue, Alley Cat Rescue and other animal welfare organizations. Quantity discounts are available to cat rescue groups. 

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      Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, New York Times best-selling author of The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats, Dogs Never Lie about Love and others says, "I loved Rosie's book! . . . It is book is a loving, compassionate hymn of praise to those mysterious beings who clearly are on earth to teach us all about love. . . . (Rosie's) book taught me a lot and gave me sheer delight! . . . Congratulations (to her) on writing a superb paean to cats!"

       Ed Asner says, "Rosie is a great name for an author and a rescuer of furry people.  Her encounters with them are touching and comic. Rarely did I weep and if I did, it was with joy.  Thank you, Rosie."

Catherine Coulter, author of 59 New York Times bestsellers says:  "My husband tells me he wants to be reincarnated as my cat.  I think I want to be reincarnated as yours.  In the meantime, give me Buster. What a cutie!" 

                               Rosie's email address:  theyhadmeatmeow@aol.com