A Kitten's Guide to Happiness

Alexandra Heep By Alexandra Heep, 30th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How I came by the Kitten's Guide to Happiness and why I recommend it

Happiness From An Interesting Source

Last week, my room mate made a funny statement to me in the course of daily conversation. The statement was "if at first you do succeed, hide your astonishment." I asked her where she got this saying from and she told me it was from a book called "Smitten: A Kitten's Guide to Happiness" that belonged to her 16-year old son. Now, her son is Emo to the core, was permanently kicked out of school, and his myspace profile is laced with four-letter words - not the consumer type you would imagine for a book such as this. She also told me that it was a hardcover book with all kinds of sayings in it, as well as tons of kitten photographs. Now, I have always been a sucker for cats and besides, if this book made an Emo juvenile delinquent smile, it would be worth checking out.

I went online and saw the book retails for $ 21.99. I always like to support writers and would have loved to buy from the publisher. Alas, as an unemployed person I only have so much to go around - plus it was a little too much to spend on an item I had never seen. I went to www.half.com and found the book for 75 cents, plus $ 3.99 for shipping, so I ordered it. It arrived today and I love it. The author, Rachael Hale, is a renowned kitten photographer from Australia and she combined her photos with some inspirational sayings she gathered - from Anonymous to William Shakespeare. I highly recommend it to all cat lovers. Some of the sayings are widely known, others I have never heard of and the pictures are all from very young kittens.

To redeem myself, I am planning on purchasing a new copy to give to my daughter as a Christmas present. She is only a couple of years older than my room mate's son and fits his personality profile except she finished school - so she should enjoy it as well.

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author avatar Alexandra Heep
I am a freelancer and I can write about any subject. I have a professional background in administration, real estate, marketing, and mortgage post-closing. Other areas of expertise include health and beauty as well as spirituality and self help iss...(more)

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Oct 2010 (#)

I have always wanted a cat but, my dogs have all voted Nay over the years.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar LOVERME
8th Oct 2010 (#)

how do i publish my photographs here please do guide thanks i have a lovely CAT SNAP OF OURS

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author avatar Tranquilpen
6th Sep 2011 (#)

If it's on the hard drive of your computer, upload it onto your desktop from where you can upload it to your own site.

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author avatar Angelique Newman
26th Jan 2011 (#)

Sounds like the keeper. Thanks for sharing :)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
6th Sep 2011 (#)

An amazing read, thank you. I will try and find the book Smitten.

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