Introduction

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What?

Introduction

We are so pleased to bring you our latest collection of stories about cats, and this time with a special guest, Miranda Lambert, writing the foreword. In addition to being one of the most popular and well-liked entertainers on the planet, Miranda has been an incredibly dedicated and effective spokesperson for animal welfare and for the benefits of working with and adopting rescue animals. She is a big supporter of the American Humane Association and we are happy to report that the royalties from this book will go the Association to further its good work.

Chicken Soup for the Soul makes every effort to support the work of shelters and to promote adoption of cats and dogs. We use rescue cats and dogs as models on the packaging for our pet food, and we have been contributing to shelters for years. With this book, through the generous participation of Miranda Lambert, we undertake our biggest effort yet to financially support the welfare of animals.

You will read many stories in this book about the love and devotion between cats and their human families. You’ll read about cats that demonstrate surprising intuition about the needs of their humans, cats that change people’s lives, and cats that teach people important life lessons. You’ll read about the wonderful volunteers and professionals who have found new meaning and joy in their lives by adopting, fostering, and working with pet rescue organizations and shelters. You’ll also read dozens of really funny stories about the mischievous things that our little rascals do. It seems like every cat owner can’t help but smile, even when relating his or her cat’s most dastardly deeds!

Most importantly, the stories in the book make the point over and over again — shelter cats and abandoned cats are the best! They add so much value to your lives, and you have saved them from a grim future. So enjoy these stories from your fellow cat people, make some new stories of your own with your cats, and remember to adopt those abandoned cats… and don’t forget the black ones and the older ones. They really need you too.

~Amy Newmark

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