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The Cat’s Meow

Dear Friends,

After reading an article in the New York Post, today we wanted to set aside the theatre and discuss something even more important in our lives.

Cats.

No, not the musical. But actual cats. We have four of these lovable and amazing creatures, who bring so much joy to our lives. We have often looked at them and wondered how better to communicate with them and now researcher Susanne Schötz is helping us. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden and her new book, The Secret Language of Cats, will be released on November 6th.

In The Secret Language of Cats, Schötz offers a crash course in the phonetic study of cat sounds. She introduces us to the full range of feline vocalizations and explains what they can mean in different situations, and she gives practical tips to help us understand our cats better.

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It is translated into English by Peter Kuras and is available for pre-order on Amazon right now by clicking here.

And to leave you with a bit of cuteness during all the political ugliness right now, we thought we’d share some pictures of our four cats. Their names are Dorothy Parker (we got her at the Algonquin Hotel), Ondine, Juliet, and McClain Stevenson.

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Best wishes,
Philip & Marilyn Langner

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Summer Vacation!

Dear Friends,

It’s that time of the year—the last weeks of summer when we pack up and head down to the Jersey Shore with our daughter and two granddaughters for 10 days of beachside views and a happy vacation!

As we do every year, we thought we would repost a couple of our favorite newsletters that we have shared with you in the past, so that our newest members can read them as well.  But first we thought we’d leave you with a picture of one of our cats, Undine, who is obviously ready for vacation!

Best regards!
Philip & Marilyn

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New Additions To Our Home Office!

Dear Friends,

We recently rescued three of the cutest kittens and they are just fantastic!  They are so full of energy and curiosity that it is sometimes hard to focus on work.  And they absolutely love spending time in our work baskets!

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Juliet and Troll “inspecting” the mail

They are such a delight and make everyone so happy that the occasional pause to ohhh and ahhh over any (or all) of the kittens is well worth it.

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Undine fiercely guards the To-Do Box!

Although we would be remiss to mention there is one “person” not happy with our new additions to the family:  our darling cat, Dorothy Parker.  Mostly she just glares at the little whippersnappers with the aloof distain that tends to earn cats their stand-offish demeanor!

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Oi! These kittens wear me out…I need a nap!

Life in a home office!  Isn’t it grand?!?

Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn with Dorothy Parker, Juliet, Undine, and Troll

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Dear Friends,

We just wanted to take a quick moment to wish all of our dear Theatre Guild members who are mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

We thank you for being with us!

We also wanted to share with you a darling picture of our beloved Dorothy Parker, who really embodies the spirit of what we like to call “Home Office”!

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Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn Langner

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Happy Easter!

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

Best regards,

Philip and Marilyn Langner

and Dorothy Parker, our darling kitty cat watching over us as we work!

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Home Office

One of the best parts of working from home is never getting out of your pajamas.  KIDDING!  The best parts (we think) of working from home are the wonderful moments that Marilyn & I like to call Home Office—that is a juxtaposition of home life and office life, especially involving grandchildren or one Miss Dorothy Parker, our beloved cat, so named because we found her at the Algonquin Hotel.  She believes that she is helping by inspecting all boxes and anything coming out of the printer.  So helpful—and gorgeous!

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