Another Review of Mighty Little Man

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Hello friends!  As I continue to share some of the reviews of my book, Mighty Little Man:  My Story, His Story, Our Story, this one is from “MJ” on Amazon:

I have six cats so this was an easy book to buy. Although this story is about one INCREDIBLE cat, it is also a story about life’s journey. I was inspired and enlightened by Jonathan’s raw and honest narrative about how he became the compassionate and all-consuming animal lover that he is. It’s amazing how events when younger have such a dramatic influence on who we eventually become. Mighty Little Man is about goals, failures and successes. It is a testament to always follow your heart and never give up. But most off all, it’s a story about unconditional love between one man and his very special cat.

Thank you, MJ, for that wonderful review!

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It’s a World Record!!

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When I wrote and published last year, Mighty Little Man:  My Story, His Story, Our Story, I had no idea Little Man would one day be awarded with a world record.  Actually, it was Dr. Stephanie Gandy at Catisfaction Cat Clinic in Madison, Alabama, who gave me the idea to check into it.  She was Little Man’s veterinarian and was there throughout his terrible ordeal back in September 2012.

Before the book was published, I gave Dr. Gandy a hardcopy of the manuscript to review.  I wanted her to read it over and back me up on the medical things.  When I got the manuscript back from her, I found that she had written in the margin in the section discussing this particular event, “I still can’t believe it!”

I didn’t give it much thought until just a few weeks ago when I decided to check into it.

As it turns out, very few world records are held by animals.  Most of them are related to size, like the biggest or the fattest or the heaviest, and hardly any (even with people) have to do with anything accidental.  When I approached the World Record Academy about what happened with Little Man, I really didn’t know if they would think his “achievement” could be classified as a world record.  But they said, “Yes!”

So now, the Mighty Little Man has joined the ranks as a World Record Holder.

Actually, with everything else that was going on at the time (see the book), this was considered a very minor thing.  But way cool!!

I suppose I really shouldn’t be surprised. After all, he didn’t get the name “Mighty Little Man” for no reason!

Check it out:

http://www.worldrecordacademy.com/nature/longest_inflexible_object_swallowed_and_passed_unassisted_by_a_housecat_Little_Man_sets_world_record_215410.html

Another Milestone

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http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Little-Man-Story-His/dp/1493634046/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408707399&sr=1-1&keywords=mighty+little+man

Mighty Little Man:  My Story, His Story, Our Story, has just reached an important milestone.  The book has received its twentieth review on Amazon, and so far, every review has been at five stars!  Woohoo!!

Stay tuned for more exciting news about Little Man, for his story is not yet over.

Remembering Little Man

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As mlm1any of you know by now, my beloved Little Man passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

It was a day I have dreaded for a very long time. I made one huge mistake, however. I worked so hard for so long to prepare for “the moment” that I completely forgot to prepare for “the after.” Little Man’s passing has affected me more deeply than anything I have faced in life so far, and anyone who has read our book about our lives together will understand that that’s saying something.

I’m still going through a tremendous amount of sorrow. Mealtimes and weekends are the worst. That’s because those were “our times” together. I still find myself looking for him under the dining room table and in his chair where he usually slept, and it took days before I could bring myself to put away his bedding. I had my favorite picture of him enlarged, and I hung it in the garage above his favorite place to rest—on top of my car. I don’t think I’ll ever get over losing him.

But I knew it was inevitable. Everyone dies at some point, but knowing that doesn’t make it any easier for those left behind, and each of us grieves differently. The crying, screaming, longing … they’re all part of the process. But I believe I’ve found a way to help me through the heartache until we are forever reunited.

One thing that helps is to remind myself that he no longer needs all that medication. At one point, he was on eleven different

things including vitamins and supplements. Those were the first things to go. But that wasn’t enough, and then I realized something else.

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Memorial by Cheryl Sanders of Rainbow Bridge Cats.

 

Little Man isn’t really “gone.” He’s just “away at the pet sitter’s.”

And he has THE best pet sitter.

He’s with God.