Oskar "Helps" Decorate the Christmas Tree
Bring Oskar Home for the Holidays!
The antics never stop with the Oskar & Klaus calendar and books!
"He didn't just quit because he went blind."
Many would say that a blind horse is useless. This man and Oskar would tell a different story.
Oskar knows that blindness doesn't define anyone's future.
He was abandoned because he was blind. But, check out what this beagle is capable of doing.
Blind Internet Cat Wins National Federation of the Blind’s Prestigious Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award
SEATTLE, WA—The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announces Oskar & Klaus Publishing, an independent publisher based in Seattle, WA and Lincoln, NE, as the winner of the 2016 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award. These awards recognize individuals and organizations working in the field of blindness that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. Oskar & Klaus Publishing has published two books based on the fantastic adventures of Oskar, a blind cat, and his sighted cat pal Klaus. The book series demonstrate a spirit of tenacity and exploration that the authors hope to cultivate in both blind and sighted readers alike. Accepting the award, Mick Szydlowski stated, “The Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award only strengthened our commitment to creating a book series that aligns with the goals of the federation by challenging readers to live lives full of limitless adventure, free from the burdens of society's prejudices, misunderstandings, and low expectations.”
Oskar the Blind Cat burst onto the scene in 2011 as an overnight YouTube sensation. Soon, Oskar’s videos garnered over 15 million views while the thrill-seeking blind kitten amassed hundreds of thousands of social media followers. Interest in Oskar’s story led to media appearances, including Time Magazine, Fox & Friends, The Ellen Degeneres Show and many, many more. Most importantly, millions of people around the world have learned that blindness does not prevent someone from living a happy, fulfilling and exciting life.
Today, the book series is available in both print and print/braille formats at www.OSKARandKLAUS.com.
Oskar & Klaus Publishing founders, Mick Szydlowski and Travis Bossard, accepted the Dr. Jacob Bolotin award in the amount of $10,000 at the NFB National Convention in Orlando Florida on July 5th, 2016. Past winners include Apple Inc. and inventor Ray Kurzweil.
For more information about the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards Program, visit:
About the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program
Named for a pioneering blind physician who practiced in the early twentieth century, the Dr. Jacob Bolotin awards are made possible through the generosity of his late nephew and niece. Their bequest, the Alfred and Rosalind Perlman Trust, allows the National Federation of the Blind to provide direct financial support to people and organizations that are improving the lives of the blind throughout the United States.
Also, consider donating a print or braille copy to your local library system. Access to stories that demonstrate the capabilities of confident blind characters is extremely important for both blind and sighted children.
CLICK HERE to check out the Oskar & Klaus books in both PRINT and PRINT/BRAILLE formats! Plus, get your books PAWtographed by Oskar & Klaus!
Let's take a clue from this smart kitten. Stop fighting with your reflection and accept who you see in the mirror.
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Every cat is uniquely made and uniquely equipped for adventure. June 15th is National Take Your Cat on an Adventure Day! It's a great day to find some way to stimulate your cat's senses in a unique and adventurous way.
Here are a few ways that Oskar & Klaus go on adventures!
A stroll down the looooong hallway:
An outdoor adventure:
Or there's always Oskar's fly hunting adventures:
Or sometimes Oskar drags Klaus along for an occasional trip to outer space:
If it's too hot to go outside, maybe some All Natural Silver Vine + Catnip can stimulate an indoor adventure for your cat! TRY IT OUT!>>
Oskar & Klaus are pleased to announce the arrival of their new baby sister, Fern! She was born yesterday morning, and weighs 7.5 pounds (exactly what Faye weighed when she was born). Baby is healthy, mom is healthy (actually came home the same day), and the house is full of excitement!
Plus, use promo code MYSTERY at check out to SAVE 15% on your order AND receive a Mystery Prize with your order. (If you find a baby or a cat in your package, please return to sender!)
This raccoon's attempts to befriend this cat seem to be met with some uncertainty.
(Video Description for the visually impaired: A cat sits on the edge of a bed looking at a raccoon who is reaching up from the floor for the cat's head. The cat seems a little concerned about this new friend. The raccoon continues to touch the cat's head with his hands and a person lifts the cat away a little to prevent the raccoon from scratching the cat too hard.)
Oskar & Klaus LOVE to meet new friends of ALL KINDS! You won't believe who all they meet in their AMAZING BOOK ADVENTURES!