Let's Celebrate Cats!

Hey all you cat lovers out there... did you know that Saturday, August 8 is International Cat Day?

What better way to celebrate than reading stories from our new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats.

Here is a preview of one of my favorite stories about a cat that gave its owner the courage to have an adventure - dare I say it's purr-fect!

In her story "Westward Ho" Lori Shepard realized she was not living her best life in retirement. Lori had always dreamed of taking a road trip across the United States, but when she set out on her 8,000-mile adventure, accompanied only by her cat Libby, she had second thoughts. What motivated her to keep going was Libby’s own flexibility and delight in each new hotel room and experience. Lori says that Libby’s calm presence made it work. “She was a trooper. If she could persevere through the insecurities of what came next, then I could, too.”


Chicken Soup for the Soul has been “changing lives one story at a time”® since 1993 with more than 250 books that provide hope, inspiration, and tips for a better life. Virtually every title becomes a self-help bestseller. Each book contains 101 true, personal stories submitted by ordinary people with extraordinary experiences to share. The topics are wide-ranging, but always inspirational and entertaining, covering everything from faith and spirituality to family, marriage, pets, and overcoming challenges of all kinds. Life values such as gratitude, forgiveness, mindfulness, positive thinking, and giving back are a big part of the series, with specific self-help books that help readers of all ages, from children to the elderly.