To find out more about Phebe, visit the About Phebe section of this website.
As for the CatCast—
In April 2017 a homeless, 4-month-old stray kitten, whom Phebe and Mac had seen eating from the outside community food bowl, walked out of his stray-kitten-life and into her studio. He said “meow” a few times, and fell asleep under her desk. This very smart kitten refused to go back outside. Delighted, they named him Harold-of-God. You may follow him on Instagram at, #HaroldofGod, or Phebe’s Instagram, phebephillips.
Phebe remembered, years ago, reading Cleveland Amory’s book, The Cat Who Came for Christmas. With a brief Amazon search she found three volumes in one of Amory’s work: The Cat Who Came for Christmas, The Cat and the Curmudgeon, and The Best Cat Ever all in one big thick volume titled, Cleveland Amory’s Compleat Cat. She began reading these stories out loud to Mac on car trips and Sunday mornings. The writings are so humorous, this is where the idea of this podcast came from. However, readings are not only from Amory’s book. A diverse group of books have been sourced.
Contrary to what most people believe, not all cat storybooks are for children. Many of the books in her collection were ordered from Amazon or Out-of-Print sources, and arrived from England.
To see how important cats have been in Phebe’s life, check out her blog post, Saved by a Cat.