Deborah Barnes: ‘Purr Prints of the Heart’ details a Cat’s tale of Life, Death and Beyond


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

7 Responses

  1. Deb Barnes says:

    BJ –

    I must admit when you approached me to review Purr Prints of the Heart, I was a bit nervous. Having my work examined by the Vice President of the Cat Writers’ Association is daunting to say the least, so I am very pleased to know the book found such a special spot in your heart.

    I especially enjoyed your perspective as you interjected our own personal relationship into how you read and interpreted the book. It means a lot to me to have your support and I am also so glad that you found the book to be inspiring, truthful, and helpful.

  2. Deb’s book is amazing! It gave me a sense of closure when I really needed it. I have grieved the death of Jewel very hard. I was glad that I am not alone, that someone understands how I feel.

    • Deb Barnes says:

      Fur Everywhere – I am so grateful that in some small way, Mr. Jazz has been able to help you with the sense of closure you needed for your beloved Jewel. As you know, Jewel will always be in your heart and that never goes away.

  3. Ellen Pilch says:

    I have been wanting to read this since it came out, but I knew my Lucy was going downhill. Now that she has gone to the bridge, I need to wait a little longer. I am sure it is excellent, but I don’t want to cry anymore.

    • Deb Barnes says:

      Ellen – We all grieve in our own way and if you are not ready for Purr Prints, you should not rush it. When you are ready, Mr. Jazz will be there to offer you the love, comfort, and support that you need. I am so sorry for your loss – Lucy was such a sweetheart.

      • BJ says:


        My Little Yellow goes up and down because he has asthma, and I was crying my eyes out, but it indeed is a beautifully written book. But the timing may not be right at this time.

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