The New Zealand Woman's Weekly is giving away four copies of my children's picture book, 'Bruce Finds A Home'.
Pick up a copy of the magazine for entry details.
Lots of people have asked me how I changed colour from grey to black. This video reveals all!
I had a pawsome Auckland book launch at The Dorothy Butler Book Shop last Sunday! I'm looking forward to the Dunedin launch at The University Book Shop this Saturday 17 February at 10.30am (all welcome). But where can you get my book if you don't live in Auckland or Dunedin? Well, you can get it at all good New Zealand bookshops ... and you can also buy it online! Too easy! Here are the stockists I'm currently aware of:
And of course you can buy it on this website (just click 'shop' on the top right).
These are some of my favourite photos from 2017. I hope you like them!
There will be TWO book launches for Bruce Finds A Home in February 2018 - one in Auckland and one in Dunedin (New Zealand) .
Bruce Finds A Home: Auckland book launch
11am, Sunday 11 February
Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
1 Jervois Road, Ponsonby
Join the event on Facebook.
Bruce Finds A Home: Dunedin book launch
10.30am, Saturday 17 February
UBS (University Book Shop)
378 Great King Street, North Dunedin
Join the event on Facebook.
Both events are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
At both launches, free activities for kids will include colouring-in and face-painting. And of course, copies of the book will be signed and pawtographed.
Blog post by Shamintha Kumar, ‘Bruce Finds A Home’ Digital Content Coordinator
Bruce the Cat followers are fascinated by the kitten which changed colour from grey to black within a few months.
Fever Coat is a condition that occurs when a pregnant cat falls sick due to an infection, or if the cat is stressed during pregnancy. It can also occur when cats are put on medication by their owners without knowing that their pets are pregnant.
Fever Coat appears in kittens because the pigments have not been properly deposited in the fur. This causes parts of the fur to appear silver-grey, cream or reddish as a result.
Fever coat remains present for up to 6-8months in newborn kittens but eventually fades away. (Bruce’s coat was completely black by the time he was about four months old.)
You can see Bruce's transformation in the video below.
Want to see other kittens with fever coat?
Black Persian kitten with fever coat
Litter of kittens with fever coat
Ghost stripes on kitten
How Odarid saved my mum and dad's sanity!
You wouldn't guess it looking at me now, but when I was little I had some CATastrophic little accidents inside.
One day I got a bit confused and peed on the floor instead of in my litter box. Unfortunately my accident happened in the spare room - on the carpet! So it was impossible to mop it up, and boy did it smell!
Mum and dad checked the internet and followed all the instructions they found there. They started out trying to remove the smell using natural products like baking soda. That didn't work, so they went to the supermarket and bought a product there. THAT didn't work either, so they went to a pet store and bought a product there. But THAT didn't work either!
By now mum was at her wits end. If there's one thing she doesn't like, it's a gross smell in the house! And as for me, I felt terrible that my little accident was causing so much trouble.
So dad turned to the internet one more time, and found out about a product called Odarid. He ordered it online, it arrived the next day... and it WORKED!
When mum and dad sprayed it on the spot where I'd had my accident it foamed up so they could see it working. And when it dried... the smell was gone! We were all so much happier after that.
I wrote to the people at Odarid to tell them how much I liked their product, and they said they'd send me another bottle if I wrote this review. So now we have another bottle sitting on the shelf... just in case I have any more CATastrophic accidents in the future.
You can find out more about Odarid here.
The team at Odarid are looking for international distributors (aside from in Australia and South Africa, where they already have distributors). So if you're one of my international fans and you're looking for a new business opportunity, why not get in touch?
I've been making inspirational quotes and sharing them on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You're welcome to share them too!
My mum's making a book about me!
It's a book for children and it covers the story of how I was found all by myself on the sidewalk in the rain - and how I found a new home! In the book it's a girl called Kate who finds me. Mum has written the words and now she's working on the pictures. I think it's going to take her a LOOONG time, but I'll update you with her progress.
In the meantime, check out this working sketch of Kate with a baby Bruce! I'd love to hear what you think about the book idea. Please leave a comment on my blog or on my Facebook page and let me know.
Hello, my name's Bruce. Mum found me when I was just one day old. She and my dad are keeping me warm and fed with help from my other new human friends.
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