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  • Keywords
    • cats,
    • indoor cats,
    • outdoor cats,
    • life lessons learned from cats,
    • the secret lives of cats,
    • anthropomorphism,
    • human connection to cats

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No Ordinary Cats
by Lisa Erixon

“Cats were a constant in my childhood, and I loved their widely varying personalities…” Maxx is an aging and impatient cat with a crusty heart, achy joints, and a deep aversion to change. When she is given away to live on a small farm, she soon finds out that life is always an adventure. No Ordinary Cats tells the stories of the cats who live on the farm – cats with unique names and distinct personalities, like Fluffity, Riser, and Chairman Meow. It shares the cats’ ups and downs as they interact with their humans, explore with their littermates, face challenges with new arrivals, and learn about the dangers that lurk beyond “the property.” The cats (and their humans) know there are lessons to be learned from both their lives and their deaths. Together, they discover the importance of family, friendship, acceptance, and trust.

Lisa Erixon has loved cats her entire life. She is a retired high school English teacher, and a 2015 Distinguished Teacher Award recipient from Brandon University. Lisa has always been interested in writing and has published her stories in Canadian magazines, including Our Canada and More of Our Canada. A mother of two grown sons, Lisa lives on a farm near Lyleton, Manitoba with her husband and, of course, her cats!


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