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Cat Book Cat by Wellgarth Cat Book Cat by Wellgarth
Many special thanks to :iconoviot: for drawing this cover for me. SHE DREW THIS COVER, NOT ME. She gave me permission to use this here on my account.

CatBookCat is a personal project, with which I am keeping tabs on several cats who have touched me in very special ways. While I believe every cat is unique and deserves love and attention, for each of us there are special friends who rise above the rest. These cats documented are only so special because they have changed my life in some unique way, and I will do my best to tell their story as I have seen it.

Every cat listed shall be presented with a photograph, special name and information, a short story by myself, and a hand drawn image by Oviot.

I do this in memory of my late cat, Neko. He passed away after 13 years of incredible friendship; however, he did so without so much of a photograph or two words written about him. He was my very best friend for so long, and I made a promise to him that I would not forget him or any other cat who has changed my life ever again.

Over time, the cover and this project has continuously evolved in to what you see here. Honoring Neko is what started the project, but since then there are a few cats who have risen above all others in our hearts, and both Oviot and I wanted to honor them as well. The five cats shown are these champions, and each of their coins has the kanji for what made each cat so special.

From left to right:

Jasper (kanji: Loyal) - for almost 17 years Jasper was at the top of the stairs or the foot of the bed. His absence is sorely missed, and my hope is that cats like him are never forgotten - after all, he never forgot us :heart:

Rennac (kanji: Thief) - named after a thief of legend, Rennac stole my heart and made it okay to love cats again after Neko passed. Although Neko cannot be replaced, Rennac has been just as good of a friend (and pain in the ass) :heart:

Neko (kanji: Friend) -  Neko is my first friend and the inspiration for this project. Not much has been written or said about him, but he was my very best friend and this project is a thank you for all of his company, each and every night he was alive. One day, I will give him the thanks he deserves :heart:

Hande (kanji: Protect) - Hande is Oviot's Neko, her friend and protector. Hande was a kind but grumpy fellow, who especially disliked having his tummy touched. I promised to visit Hande, but alas I never got to meet him. This is for you, Hande, and every cat I cannot meet :heart:

Toivo (kanji: King) - An amazing creature all around, Toivo is without a doubt the king of all cats. He's kind, strong, and house-trained like a proper noble cat should be. Strong enough to beat up the dog, but kind enough not to do so :heart:

While I cannot possibly document with any degree of accuracy or faithfulness every cat that I have met (I have met 300+), I would like this project to be a tribute to every cat who has ever walked this earth. Big and small, tough and shy; young and old, fancy and plain. This is for all cats, each one who is a very best friend :meow:

CAT BOOK CAT PROGRESS

Currently working on this project. More cats are being worked on - the current goal is one per Saturday or Sunday. Thank you for your patience and support.

Wellgarth
08/30/2015


001 Rennac
    Penor the Great
002 Jasper
    Gay Jay
003 Toivo
    King of all Cats
004 Vikki
    Pikku Vauva
005 Sweetie
    Mother to All
006 Mu la Flaga
    Tree Spirit
007 Creamsicle & Kittens
    Wet Fuzzy Miracle
008 Cornflakes
    Daughter of the Sun
009 Meeka
    Brown Eyed Girl
010 Claire
    Royal Heir
011 Aureus
    Caramel Cat
012 Mudkip
    Tup Pooper
013 Vladimir
    Sleepy Head
014 Lyn
    Blue Jay Slayer
015 Mhera
    Pretty Princess
016 Buddy
    Living Legend
017 Rounder
    Sweetie Pie
018 Rebel
    Wild Child
019 Pinkie
    Murder Machine
020 Spot
    Lap Barnacle
021 Curly
    Pear Ghost
022 Adolf
    It's a Trap!
023 Shadow
    Blademaster
024 Biscuit
    Door Guardian
025 ICEMAN
    Ice Wizard
026 Red
    King of Red Lions
027 Teo
    Noise Maker
028 Mave
    Lost Child
029 Alley Cat
    Wandering Soul
030 Cow Cat
031 Mercedes
032 Nibbler
033 Sam-o
034 Quinn
035 Slinker
036 Midnight
037 Kiara & 038 Clayton
039 Fuzzy
040 Houdini & 041 Sir Butterscotch
042 Amaga & 043 Maya
    Perfect Couple
044 Cameo
045 Pyewacket
046 Waffle
047 Mabel
048 Dipper
049 The Gooch
050 Little Buddy
051 Maximus
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Cover art by Oviot
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:iconladyzind:
ladyzind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Do you think you'll be publishing this book once it's finished?
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I hadn't really thought about it, because I didn't think there would be enough interest to do so, and I'm not sure if I'll ever stop adding cats and call it 'finished'. I do get asked this once in a while, and if I get enough of an uproar and I can figure out how to do it, I might give it a go :meow:
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PuddingWaffles Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much! What a great idea, too. You're too lucky to be around so many of these amazing companions! Best of luck with your project. ^^
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so very much! I update it as often as I can, so please keep checking back :meow:
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:iconpuddingwaffles:
PuddingWaffles Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and I certainly plan too! ^^
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:iconragnarokgurl:
ragnarokgurl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
OH GOD WHY. I liked this. MEOW. <3
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cats! <3
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:iconragnarokgurl:
ragnarokgurl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Meow! <3
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:icondiamoneyes:
DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
:icondaawplz: Too much cute:icontoomuchcuteplz:
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconijustcameplz:
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:icondiamoneyes:
DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
:iconicameplz:
:icondressplz:
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:iconnayirah:
Nayirah Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, so great!!
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :meow:
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:iconnayirah:
Nayirah Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome. thx for the llama.
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:iconmelalina:
Melalina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Can't wait to check out your gallery.
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your support is really appreciated! :wave:
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:iconryukyo97:
ryukyo97 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... i have no words,this a relly beauty and sweet project and you're so lovely...i totally support it! :D
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconryukyo97:
ryukyo97 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very welcome :D i love your work
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:iconryukyo97:
ryukyo97 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i 'm really sorry for neko :( i also have two cats and i really love them,i know how cats are special and how someone can have a fantastic relationship with them...
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
What a nice idea. Like it a lot.
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:iconakaikya:
akaikya Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My family had a very sweet kitty named Isabel. I remember when I was little that she would always find me if I was crying, and would try to comfort me. I was very sad when she passed away. I felt that I had not given her as much attention and love as she deserved, as I often favored our younger kitty. I'm crying now just thinking about her, despite that it's been about six years.

I look forward to reading more of your book! Kitty friends deserve to be remembered.
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I will add to the list as more cats are finished, and I will update the deviation every 3-4 cats or so :)
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
what a wonderful idea! 2 of my 3 cats passed away a few years ago and I've done many paintings of them since [and before], my single remaining cat is going on 19 this year and am determined to make the most of him while he's still here!
i feel privileged when a cat chooses me to share life with...
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You said it! :)

Thank you
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
:)
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goofoofighter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you're ever in the Green Bay area (Wisconsin), I'd love to introduce you to my kitties :)
Though, it's a shame you will have never gotten to know my pride and joy. :< She has cancer now and won't be with us much longer.
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm very sorry to hear that :(
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:iconnaa-krzawa7:
Naa-krzawa7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so cute.. XD
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :meow:
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:iconnaa-krzawa7:
Naa-krzawa7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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skaRface6 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
looks great! :)
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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SnowHowl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, i could tell straight off the bat that those two were Neko and Hande. It's a wonderful idea to put them both on the cover, and i'm sure they're very happy with what u guys did for them. ;)

whoop-whoop hurrah for cbc! <3
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Hope to keep doing more and more, and your support has meant a whole lot to all of us over the years. Thank you! :hug:

:heart:
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:iconsnowhowl:
SnowHowl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! no problem. supporting people comes very naturally to me. :P

and there'll only be more support over the years~ keep it up!
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconimacrazytrekkie:
imacrazytrekkie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! I've always thought the cover was wonderful but this one's fantastic too! If you ever happen to find yourself in Nebraska, let me know. You're welcome to come get my five little loves.
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Never know where the wind will take me, and if I'm ever there I'll let you know! :D
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tain669 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
In honor of all cat..We humans bow before your godly greatness...And hope you don't beat us up....PLEASE...!!!!!!
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
x3
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StareyedInLA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
So cute!!!!

By the way, did you ever get to see the Talking Kitty videos?
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I did, they are pretty funny x3
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chibiharuka Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   General Artist
just amazing, I really love it :butterfly:
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it! :heart:
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:iconoviot:
Oviot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:hug:
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:

Thank you SO much sweetheart! I'm so glad to have you helping me with this :heart:
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:iconoviot:
Oviot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
No problem at all, I'm glad to do what I can. <3 Keep it up :hug:
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:iconwellgarth:
Wellgarth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
With someone like you to help lift me up, how can I not? Will do my very best! :hug:
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:iconoviot:
Oviot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:heart:
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