Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did That!

Thank You

Thank you cat lovers! I owe huge thanks to every one of you who shared your stories about beloved cats that have touched your lives. You have made me laugh, cry and nod my head. My heart brightened when you got a new kitten; I chuckled at your teenage cat’s shenanigans; I was touched by the amazing variety of ways that your adult cats love and share your lives; and I promise that I cried with you when old age or sickness took your best friend from you. I know that you poured your hearts and souls into the thousands of stories and poems that you submitted. Thank you. All of us at Chicken Soup for the Soul appreciate your willingness to share your lives with us.

We could only publish a small percentage of the stories that were submitted, but we read every single submission — and there were thousands! Even the stories that do not appear in the book influenced us and affected the final manuscript.

A special thank you goes to Chicken Soup for the Soul editor Kristiana Glavin. This book could not have been made without her diligence, input, and well-oiled knowledge of what makes a great Chicken Soup for the Soul story. Amy Newmark, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s whip-smart publisher, had my back during every stage of creating this book and guided me gracefully and with quick replies. I also want to thank Assistant Publisher D’ette Corona for managing the whole production process, and editors Barbara LoMonaco and Madeline Clapps for their proofreading assistance.

Thank you to cartoonists Mark Parisi, Bruce Robinson and Andrew Toos for giving us eleven reasons to giggle throughout the book. Lastly, I owe a very special thanks to our creative director and book producer, Brian Taylor at Pneuma Books, for his brilliant vision for our covers and interiors.

~Jennifer Quasha

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