Happy Thanksgiving…

Hi Furriends,

So sorry that I’ve been away for awhile! Things have been crazy busy since the launch of Panda the Very Bad Cat so I hope you’ll forgive me for my absence.  I want to thank everyone for their support and for coming to meet me in store, sending well wishes on-line and for all of the wonderful comments that we’ve received about the book! It’s because of all of you that Panda is the success that it is.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of those celebrating this weekend…we have so much to be thankful for! I am thankful for all of you!




Panda Is In The News! Check This Out!

A huge thank you to Tamara Botting of the Sachem for interviewing me and writing such a great article! Thanks Tamara!



The Secret Is Out!

Hello Furriends,


As many of you know, I have a children’s book coming out on October the 1st called Panda the Very Bad Cat. Well, I’ve been keeping a secret.

The secret is that on October 1st, Panda the Very Bad Cat launches in Canada, the U.S. and Europe! Plus….we’re working on the Kindle version! We’ve also been approached to translate the book into several different languages including French, Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese.

Thanks to every single person who has supported me from the beginning and I want you all to know that this would not be possible without you. From the bottom of my heart- Thank you.





Panda the Very Bad Cat…Thank you.

As many of you already know, my children’s book Panda the Very Bad Cat is coming soon with the start of my Chapters/Indigo tour across Ontario, Canada that begins on October 1st. A portion of the proceeds from every book sold will go to various animal shelters across the country. A big thank you to everyone who cares for the well being of animals and who donates their time, money and energy  into giving them a better life.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all of my readers on this blog, all of my followers on Twitter, my Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections as well as Google+ groups. Without all of you I don’t know if any of this would have ever happened.

I’d like to thank Chapters/Indigo and Coles for welcoming me into their locations and being so excited about the book. I appreciate all of their time, energy and marketing efforts to help spread the word about a little black and white cat named Panda.

A huge thank you to my award winning illustrator Jason Buhagiar, who has so much talent that it continues to astound me with every page that’s completed. You are truly gifted and thank you for partnering with me on this project. I think that we have a very bright future in children’s books together.

Thank you to my family and friends who have shown me tons of kindness, love and encouragement through this long process. And for the constant offers to help with every task. It’s almost time!  I know that they are as excited as I am to see this dream come true.

Finally, I want to say thank you to my amazing husband for all of his love and support, not only with this project but also for his unwavering belief in me with every single thing I’ve ever done.He’s believed in me even when I’ve stopped believing in myself. He’s the encouraging force behind every flicker of an idea, every story and every possibility. Without him, none of this would be even possible.


Bijan Foroutan…Tiger and Angel…

August 2, 2016-This story is from one of my friends on LinkedIn, I know that you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! A special THANKS to Bijan Foroutan and his kitties:) I just want to say that there are so many amazing people in the world who truly care for animals and cats alike and Bijan is an absolute angel.  Here’s his story in his own words…

I own a house in Encino, CA where I found both of my adopted rescues in my back yard.In circa 2002 there lived a cat mom and her kittens where close by my backyard. The kittens looked adorable…. We had names for each of them. Two black Maine Coon and one grey tabby. The kindest of the kittens was called Angel. These cats lived outside and used to come to our house at feeding times. We fed the whole family on a regular basis. We also trapped them all and had them spayed, neutered and released. One of the kittens called Angel, a black Maine Coon felt out of place outside and used to come to our roof top at night and cry the night away. We were very concerned but did not know what to do, except feed her as much as we could. She would at times disappear for a few days and had gone down in weight significantly. We had coyotes in the neighbourhood that used to eat little kittens.

 In parallel to this we had a small grey tabby that came from a second litter the first cat mom had in 2004. We called her platinum and fed her on time, every time. One day she tragically disappeared………Coincidentally all the sudden I started hearing a little kitten come by my house several times a day and just cry and cry. The kitten may have been 8 inches long at the most and we knew that the coyotes would get her very soon….Within a few day in August 2004, I trapped the little kitten and brought him into the house. He was very feisty and hissed and hissed at us. He did not want anyone touching him. We carried him around in a towel. We took him to the vet and had him vaccinated and checked out. He had been eating leaves and lived in bushes and was under a lot of stress. He has been with us ever since.

 The black Maine Coon described in the early part of my story was still living outside and was getting skinnier and skinnier and looked very frail and lost. She had noticed that the grey tabby “Tiger” was living a safe and comfortable life inside our house and became very interested in knowing what was going on in the house. One day I left the door to the living room open and she wondered in. I immediately shut the door and that the rest is history. The two cats have been living with us ever since.

 Tiger and Angel have been with us since the summer of 2004 and moved with me to North Carolina in 2005. My wife joined us in 2008. They are like family. We feed them the best there is and have them checked up annually by the vet. They both get along fine and are both loved by my wife and I very much. They are both in good shape except that Tiger has a liver condition that requires him to be on anti-biotic. These cats have been involved in several house moves with us but always adapted to their new home in a very short time. We never let them out of the house for safety reasons. We would be lost without them and would never think that a stray cat like Angel could ever adapt to living with people the way Angel has.

 Thank You,

Kind Regards

 Bijan Foroutan

Amazon.com Promo!…Free Giveaway!…

Hello Faithful Furiends,

I wanted to share some really exciting news with you. For a LIMITED time ONLY my e-book, The Curse Unearthed (A Seabass Original Adventure), will be available for download on Amazon.com for FREE! Yay! So if you LOVE the Seabass’ Diary series I think you’ll love this one too. The date for the free download is July 25-26th. Just search my name Lacey Bakker and all of my e-books will come up.

Thank you to everyone who supports me and for supporting this blog. Without you guys, what would be the point? Thanks for making it possible for me to follow my dream of writing.



P.S. For those of you who already purchased, The Curse Unearthed, don’t worry- I have a very special surprise in store for you! More details soon…


Pics of the day…Reader’s Cats!

A very special THANK YOU to Rose for sending in these adorable pictures of her cats! Mia, Skye, Angel and Little Man. Plus a very special shout out to Roxy who isn’t pictured but will be soon we hope!

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Skye, Angel and Little Man (look closely! 3 cats in pic!) 
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Skye who is the spokesperson for her books! 

Thank you…Worldwide Readers!

Hello Everyone,

Thank you SO much for reading my blog about cats…I had no idea it would take off like it did. I appreciate you all so much and it makes me so happy to know we share the same love of felines. I just wanted to show you where people around the world are reading from..it’s pretty amazing and I’m so thankful for each and every one of you! XOXOXO

A HUGE AND VERY SINCERE THANK YOU, in no order whatsoever, to: Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Kuwait, Russia, Switzerland, Chile, Latvia, Egypt, Estonia, Bosnia, Poland, Netherlands, Colombia, Taiwan, Belarus, Spain, Brazil, Ireland, Malaysia, Italy, Pakistan, Hong Kong, France, Slovenia, United Arab Emerites, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, Isle of Man, Belgium, Croatia, South Africa, Germany, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Paraguay, Philippines, Bulgaria, Portugal, Venezuela, Hungary, Albania and Australia!