The first, ‘Chanel’s Story,’ is about an ugly shelter kitten who gives herself no chance at being adopted. After many disappointments, she discovers that there are people willing to look beyond fur deep. Chanel’s poignant and amusing story shines a well deserved spotlight on animal shelter adoptions and the importance of responsible pet ownership.
Beyond the timely message of overflowing shelters, ‘Chanel’s Story’ is, at the heart of it, about the blessing of acceptance. Not just a human’s acceptance and love for a cat; but also a cat’s special love for the owner who saved her.
In ‘Queeny’s Diary,’ this tiny, Ragdoll breed kitten is left in the care of friends while her owners go away on vacation. Her diary entries describe numerous adventures and misadventures when she finds herself alone in a household full of other older and eccentric cats.
Review by Susan Keefe:
Have you ever wondered what your cat or kitten is thinking?
Well, this lovely book is written as the diaries of two kittens.
Chanel is a poor, ugly abandoned kitten, who just wants to be loved, but is always overlooked by visitors to the shelter. Then on Pet Adoption Week, she is taken to a pet shop. As the other cats are re-homed, she sits, waiting for that special person to come along and love her. Find out if her dream comes true and what happens by reading her diary.
About Conny Manero:
Writing has been a passion and an important outlet in my life. Born in Belgium, I lived in South Africa for fifteen years before moving to Toronto, Canada, where I now live. As they say, “life is a journey,” and I try to use all of my varied experiences and exposure to diverse cultures to enrich my writing.
Another passion in my life is a deep love of animals. Cats are especially close to my heart, and I use my writing to bring awareness to their issues. Most importantly, I try to focus on the critical need to educate more people about the importance of neutering their pets, and encouraging support of local animal rescue organizations.
Earlier this year I released a book entitled, “Kitten Diaries.” Both stories in “Kitten Diaries” are based on real cats and, although their humorous adventures are fanciful, both are based on a real life event. First there is “Chanel’s Story” about the time when I adopted my wonderful cat, Chanel, at an animal shelter. This story is followed by “Queeny’s Diary” and is about a kitten sent to spend time with family friends while her owners go on vacation. Fur flies when Queeny finds herself at the mercy of a household full of older cats.
I also have opinions and points of view that I like to share here on Helium. Networking with other writers, sharing ideas and stories has been an especially enriching experience.
Kitten Diaries is available in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Kitten-Diaries-Conny-Manero/dp/098095844X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1381315253&sr=1-1