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03 December 2012

Metachat made me cry! [More:]
I got home today to find a parcel waiting for me. It was a book. This book. Yes, despite my getting some (many) of the details wrong, some wonderful person tracked it down and sent it to me.

It's called Cat's Kingdom and although I hadn't remembered it exactly, my memory hadn't deceived me about the wonderful details I had recalled - Blossom the little kitten who died when she was young, and the cats sitting on the horse. I'll scan some pictures tomorrow and upload them - this book is absolutely wonderful.

I'm so overwhelmed with thanks to whoever sent this to me. You've no idea how much this means.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Is anyone going to fess up or will this be a Secret Santa gift?
It wasn't me. But hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, Generous Secret Santa Bunny! You deserve 3 cheers!
posted by bearwife 03 December | 13:29
That's wonderful, senyar. It wasn't me -i didn't even see your comment- and I'm seriously impressed at the person's book finding skills
posted by gaspode 03 December | 13:39
No me, but I know there are many great folks on here.

posted by mightshould 03 December | 13:54
That's so very cool! (also not me as I'm pretty bad at digging up my own long forgotten books no less someone else's :)
posted by bluesapphires 03 December | 15:59
Alright, who was the dirty culprit? Fess up!

I love mecha.
posted by msali 03 December | 16:22
Aw! Wasn't me, but gosh y'all are so nice!
posted by Specklet 03 December | 20:11
Also wasn't me, but yes, MeCha people are totally awesome!
posted by TrishaLynn 03 December | 21:44
Wow. A very nice thing!
posted by arse_hat 03 December | 21:51
I called the booksellers to see if they could tell me who sent the book, but it was ordered via Amazon and so they only had my delivery address.

Here are some of the photos in the book.

Blossom, the little kitten who died.

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Kittehs on the beach!

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Horseback kittehs!

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posted by Senyar 04 December | 05:36
That's really awesome, I hope the culprit unmasks!
posted by rainbaby 04 December | 07:04
I suspect Trilby.
posted by JanetLand 04 December | 08:17
You're welcome, Senyar. You've meant a lot to me over the years and it was the least I could do. I'm also very glad it is the book you remembered. What triggered my purchasing it for you is that I have the same book. Although some of the details were off, I had a feeling it was the same book; I'm glad I was right. And hey, even if it wasn't the same one, it's still an awesome book. Win win!
posted by deborah 04 December | 17:43
Oh, Deborah, that's so, so kind of you. I'd remembered the photo of the cats on the horse so clearly that I thought all the photos were b&w, which is why I got the age of the book wrong. Even for a mid-80s book it has a old-timey feel to it, which I love.

After the Car-Repair-That-Ate-My-Christmas, this book is an unexpected treat.
posted by Senyar 04 December | 18:12
How adorable! And very sweet of you, Deborah. Yay MeCha!
posted by chewatadistance 04 December | 18:54
That's the sweetest thing! Thanks for sharing the joy, Senyar --- and for creating that joy, deborah.
posted by Elsa 04 December | 22:17
How sweet... I love kittehs. (What happened to Blossom? : (
posted by Pips 05 December | 00:09
Blossom died of cancer, Pips, before she was a year old. :-(
posted by Senyar 05 December | 04:31
Oh, how sad. She sure was a lively little kitteh. I remember when I was a kid, my birth mother always had a houseful of pets (not always well cared for, I'm afraid), including the occasional litter of mewing little kittehs, which I just adored. It was chaos, but it was fun.
posted by Pips 05 December | 13:25
Tearjerker of the day || Christmas 1922: A Bunny for the Daughter and a Gun for the Son