Earlier this week the most emailed New York Times story was "Cat Lovers Appreciate Soul Mate in the Vatican", Andy Newman’s report on Pope Benedict XVI’s lifelong love of cats. His kindness to the stray felines of Rome are the stuff of Vatican legend, writes Newman, and he is the first pope to have an authorized biography of him written by a cat–Chico, a ginger tabby who lives across the road from the Pope’s old house in the Bavarian village of Pentling. Penned with the "aid" of Italian journalist Jeane Perego, Joseph and Chico: The Life of Pope Benedict XVI as told by a Cat (Ignatius Pr., 2008) tells the story of Joseph Ratzinger’s life from his birth in 1927 to his election as pope in 2005. Chico recalls how he liked to sit in Joseph’s lap while the then-cardinal played the piano during his summer vacations.
Cute but is Chico as cute as this fellow? . AAAAwww! It is Dewey, a 19-year resident of the Spencer, Iowa, Public Library, whose story netted librarian Vicky Myron a $1.25 million book deal from Grand Central Publishing.. Co-authored with Bret Witter, Myron’s biography, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, publishes this September. Dewey’s handsome enough but he’s fleabag compared with this sexy beast:
Meet Felix, a usually happy feline but looking a bit peeved at not having scored a million-dollar book deal.