Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast + Amazon GC Giveaway & More!

Purrs of Wisdom is a collection of essays featuring lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who have shared the author’s life.
From help with every day challenges to inspiration on living a joyful life, this compilation provides encouragement, guidance, and enlightenment, feline style.
Whether it’s creating balance, navigating turbulent times, or finding the magic in life’s ordinary moments, there’s something for everyone in this book.
Chapters include:
·                 The Healing Power of the Purr
·                 Making Time for Contemplation
·                 Routine as the Key to Happiness
·                 Purging Can Make You Purr
·                 Healthy Cats, Healthy Human
The stories may remind readers of lessons their own cats have taught them, provide “aha” moments, or simply bring a smile.
The book is best enjoyed with a cat curled up on your lap.
PRAISE FOR Purrs of Wisdom
Purrs of Wisdom, by Ingrid King, is a treat for anyone who is enchanted by all things feline! The book is an exploration of lessons on living a joyful and inspired life, learned from the many magical cats who have shared the author’s journey.
I found gifts on every page, but the section titled Lessons from a Maple Tree especially touched my heart. The author talks about taking time out of her busy day to soak up the tree’s magnificent colors when the leaves change in the fall. “Doing nothing without feeling guilty” is a lesson she learned from her cats. Ingrid’s words were a gentle reminder to this fast-paced former New Yorker to look to my own kitties for guidance when my world seems to be spinning a bit too quickly.
Purrs of Wisdom is sure to be a treasured addition to any cat lover’s library!”
Christine Davis, Author of For Every Cat An Angel and Forever Paws
“Reading this collection of feline-inspired essays and life lessons gave me several AHA! moments. Purrs of Wisdom is a refreshing read that packs a deceptively powerful punch and provides helpful recipes for finding your bliss. Ingrid King writes with compassion for those who struggle along as “life happens.” The gifted writer offers nearly poetic insight how to manage the angst, as well as to recognize the “why” behind such things. You’ll want to savor each individual chapter and purr-haps bookmark and revisit those that strike a personal chord. And of course, read aloud to your favorite feline companion!”
Amy Shojai, bestselling author of more than two-dozen pet books
Purrs of Wisdom is the perfect book for anyone who loves cats – and has an interest in living life to the fullest, with a positive and peaceful outlook – just like a cat does! It spoke to me on several levels and is sure to become a well-thumbed volume as I continue on my life’s journey.”
Ann Brightman, Managing Editor, Animal Wellness Magazine
“In this guide to living spiritually and creatively in a world that isn’t always quite comfortable with either quality, King, a keenly intuitive writer, draws upon the lessons she has learned from her beloved feline friends, weaving them deftly together with her own experiences. ”
- T.J. Banks, Author of Sketch People: Stories Along the Way and Catsong

Ingrid King is a former veterinary hospital manager turned award winning writer. Her popular blog, The Conscious Cat, a comprehensive resource for conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans, has won multiple awards, including DogTime Media’s  2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog, 2011 Pettie for Best Overall Pet Blog, and’s 2012 Readers Choice Award for Best Website About Cats. Ingrid is the publisher of the online magazine News for You and Your Pet, which goes out to subscribers around the world. Her articles have been published in Cat Fancy, Animal Wellness Magazine, Urban Animal, NOVADog, and on miscellaneous websites. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cats Allegra and Ruby.
Visit her website at
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  1. not at the moment

  2. Thank you so much for hosting Ingrid today, Wendy!!!

  3. Yes and love him so much!
    Thanks so much.

  4. No we don't own a cat

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  5. I don't. :( BUT I do have four dogs and one of them thinks she's a cat, does that count?

    Val Pearson

  6. Yes I do have a kitty
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  7. I can't have a kitty due to allergies and other health issues :(

  8. I am owned by 5 very opinionated (and spoiled) cats.

  9. I have five rescue cats, and we have been together a long, long time. I hang out with my cats. There is nothing more soothing and reassuring to see my cats curled up in contentment after being well-fed, or stretching and rolling in pure bliss in the warmth of the morning sun on my front porch. One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is reading–curled up on my couch with lots of pillows and an old cotton quilt. With “The Book” that I have been waiting impatiently to read, coffee, chocolate, and cats, I am set. Once I settle in, the cats settle on and around me. I look like a statue in the park with all the birds perched on it! The cats seem to sense that I am ready to retreat, sitting quietly with me until I finish my read. >^..^<

  10. Not anymore. Our poor kitty passed away after having her 18 years.

  11. Yes, 2 of them.
    Thanks for the chance.

  12. Yep ... I have a lovely, sweet little female ... she's a joy!
    Sml Footprints

  13. Yes, I have a beautiful orange tabby.

  14. I have two cats that both think they're still kitties ;)

  15. Not at this time but I do have a Chihuahua that is very cat like. :)

  16. I have 2 wonderful ones - speckles and mocha

  17. I haven't had a kitty since I was a kid, but I hope to get one again soon!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  18. I do not have a kitty. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  19. We have 4 cats, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  20. Yes we do :)

    ktgonyea at

  21. I don't own a kitty. s2inamug at aim dot com

  22. I don't have any cats...just dogs.

  23. no i don't have any cats, YET!

  24. No we have several in the house allergic to cats.

  25. Yes we have a kitty we rescued 6 years ago, his name is Lump!
    Eileen Burke

  26. I have cats and dogs and two of those cats think they are dogs, my home can get a little crazy

    kannw27 at gmail dot com

  27. I do, I actually have seven of them. I adopted one from the shelter and the others adopted me.

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

  28. hannibal is a kitty that thinks he a human
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  29. I don't but can't resist a kitty video or photo. My rescue foster dogs don't need the stress, but I still love cats

  30. No because I am allergic to cats. (Roxann)

  31. I do - her name is Sugar
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  32. Yes, I have 2 myself and 5 all together in my house.

  33. Yes we have a kitty

  34. nope,just 3 dogs

  35. No just a doggy

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  36. Yes, I have 2 right now, and one that was apparently abandoned that has taken up residence on my porch. Lets me pet him (and of course, feed and water him), but can't get him into the house--probably because of the dogs, which he can cheerfully ignore when he outside and they are inside looking at him!

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  37. I always had cats growing up and have always been a cat lover! I have 3 cats now I lost a few the last couple years it is very hard.

  38. yes we have a few cats
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

  39. Thanks for the giveaway...a cat and a dog !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Bryan E.

  40. No I don't have a cat



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