Since creating this blog in January, I've "met" a fine faction of feline-loving friends. I love that cat people somehow find each other. There's a kinship among those of us who are patient enough to deal with -- nay, bow to -- the fuzzy and fickle charm of the kitty. I'd like to feature a few of these meow-worthy cat-themed blogs; they are authored by some pretty wonderful humans. In addition, I want to alert you to a fantastic kids' poetry contest with a furry theme.
* Men and Cats: I have always had a soft spot for men who love cats. This is one of the reasons I adore my husband. This blog features pictures and videos of men and their feline companions. There is a new new Facebook group for Men and Cats as well. Check it out!
* My new friend, Tom Cox, has a great blog called The Little Cat Diaries. You can also join his Facebook group that features his new book, Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man. This guy loves his cats and I love his blog :)
* Franny Syufy authors the About.com: Cats page. Here, she offers great tips and interesting tidbits to cat owners on everything from cat health to black cat folklore. Plus, you can't miss the breed of the week!
* Roberta Beach Jacobson writes the Cat Lady blog on the seattlepi.com site. It's full of fun and humorous cat-themed posts; I always smile when I read this blog :)
* Donna Guthrie e-mailed me with a request to post information for a fantastic pet-themed kids' poetry contest. Here are the details -- please pass this along to anyone who may be interested and feel free to post this to your own blog! I am an enthusiastic supporter of getting kids excited about writing. What better inspiration than their four-legged companions? Read on...
Kids Contest: Sonnets for Spaniels, Poems for Persian Cats
with Their PetsApril is National Poetry Month. The “Paws for Poetry” Contest Challenges Kids to Write a Poem to Their Favorite- Four-Legged Friend.
NEW YORK, NY (2/17/09) –April marks the 13th anniversary of National Poetry Month.
To help celebrate, budding Emily Dickinsons and Edgar Allan Poes are encouraged to participate in the 2nd annual “Paws for Poetry” Contest (pawsforpoetry.org), To enter, children ages 7-12 need to write a poem to, and provide a photo of, their favorite animal friend. The contest is co-sponsored by kids’ virtual field trip site Meet Me At the Corner (MeetMeAtTheCorner.org) and Laugh a Lot Poetry (Laughalotpoetry.com). .
Original poems of any length may be submitted in one of two categories: Group One (ages 7-9) and Group Two (ages 10-12). One in each category will receive a prize package worth $50.00. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $25 gift package. Children’s author and poet Darren Sardelli will be one of the judges. “Paws for Poetry” Contest prizes are provided by DrsFosterSmith.com.
The winning poem and pet photo will be highlighted in a Meet Me At The Corner video pod cast. For more information, rules and submission guidelines, please visit pawsforpoetry.org. The contest deadline is
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