Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Excitement and Sunshine

Well, it's here.  Today the IBKC book officially lands in the bookstores and I am a ball of excitement, a bundle of nerves, and a whole bunch of other emotions that I can't quite identify or explain.  It just all feels huge and weird.  But awesome, too.

I'm just so glad this day has finally come, and we get to celebrate tonight!

Will you be joining us?  I hope you can come!  Wylla's getting a bath today, so she'll be extra floofy and adorable this eve.  You won't want to miss that!

It's not to late to RSVP if you plan to attend.  And if you will be joining us, we'll be collecting donations for our shelter's  Emergency Pet Food Bank, so please bring a can or bag of cat food (or two)!  Full party details HERE.

We wish you could all be there, but I know that's not a reality, so we'll take lots of photos to share with those of you who are only able to join us in spirit.

We've had a pretty long stretch of gray days, but today the sky is clear and bright. We've got happy cats taking baths and naps in sunbeams this morning, and life is good.  












  1. Bean has clearly decided that if Wylla is going to represent her and the IBKC at the book launch, she better darn well be clean behind those floofy ears. Best of luck tonight - congrats on the book! I can't wait until mine arrives. :)

  2. Love the photos of the girls together -- so sweet !!
    We will be joining your book launch in spirit this evening -- it will be a night to remember. My best to everyone as you celebrate this long awaited day.

    Judith and the Boys in the Band (Finn, Levi, Henry, Albert and Dylan)

  3. Bean says "don't worry about Wylla's bath, Mom. I got this."

  4. Aw, so sweet that big sis is helping with the bathing. That pic of Wylla with her tongue out is hilarious!

    Have fun, all, and will look forward to seeing lots of pics.

  5. I think that 2nd to last picture of Bean bathing Wylla with her eyes closed is my new all-time favorite picture of those two! So beautiful and amazing (as always) that you were able to capture that sweet moment on film!

  6. Loving the "playing the cello" (#7)shot of Wylla grooming!
    Ran out on my lunch break to the book store and got my copy!!!! LOVE IT!

  7. Bean is such a good sisser by making sure that Wylla has a spit shine on her furs for the big party tonight!

  8. Congratulations again on your book. Have a great event!

  9. I'm still waiting for my book to arrive on my doorstep, but I know it will be wonderful and tonight's gathering will be a huge success. Please give Wylla (and Charlene, before you leave home) extra pets and snuggles for those of us who will be with you only in spirit!

  10. Congratulations, Laurie, Craig, Charlene and Wylla! And have fun!

  11. Laurie, you deserve to bask, too, in the sunshine of all your creative efforts. Break a leg!
    --Rosemary, Buddy & Kitty Bean
    Minneapolis, MN

  12. Wylla flopped out in the sunbeam is my favorite of this set. Mellow, sleepy, sun-warmed kitties put a huge grin on my face and make me feel all warm and mushy and happy inside.

    Wylla looks so incredibly content in the video, being bathed by big sis Bean. It's great how well they get on together.

  13. I got my shipping notification from Amazon yesterday and I was so surprised even though I knew the day was coming. I'm so fidgety at my desk because I know when I get home, the book will be there.

    So happy for all of you and I can't wait to see the book!

  14. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wish we could be there. Have fun and take time to enjoy this well-earned recognition!!!!!! Love, Darin and team from Holly Springs, NC, US.

  15. The IBKC is such a wonderful community!! I will be there with you tonigt in spirit, can't wait to see pictures of the event!!! Thanks for the sweet pics of Bean and Wylla & CONGRATS on this momentous occasion Laurie! You and Craig are super kitty parents!

  16. My Book just arrived and I love it! Congratulations! so many kitty photos and so little time! I have more books coming for gifts and i know my cat loving friends will love it too! Bean & Wylla know it is a big night for you Laurie and they want everything to be perfect! have fun tonight, wish i could be there!

  17. Congratulations to you all. Have a terrific evening

  18. Bless your heart, Laurie! I couldn't wait to get the book today, here in NJ, so I ran to my local bookstore at lunchtime. Absolutely adorable, and done with much love. I will be buying more copies for gifts. I enjoy checking your blog every day, reading all about the dear kitten families, and of course the Bean and Wee Wylla. Meows to All, Renee Bandazian

  19. Congratulations!!!! It was a lovely event- we told Zoubisou and India ALL about it. I am so happy we made it- you looked great! I love the dress you wore. And Wylla and Craig looked pretty spiffy, too!

  20. I will be there in spirit and cannot wait for my copy to arrive. I will be checking my mail every day!

    Hershey PA loves IBKC!!!!!



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