Cat Calls: Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter combines two of my favorite things in one book: cats, and New York City. Jeanne Adlon has been a cat sitter in Manhattan for thirty-five years, and has cared for hundreds of cats. I looked forward to reading her stories, which range from keeping cats kosher and feeding pampered felines out of Waterford goblets to wrestling a determined cat for the Thanksgiving turkey and playing ghost with a psychic cat. There’s even a story about the time John Lennon came into the pet shop Jeanne ran at the time to purchase the big cat tree out of the front window.
What I didn’t expect was solid, common sense advice on everything from adopting a new cat and litter box behaviors to play time and scratching. With the help of co-author Susan Logan, the editor-in-chief of Cat Fancy magazine, Adlon, who is also a columnist on CatChannel.com, shares her experience with all things cat.
Presented in a pleasing format, the stories and the advice are accompanied by charming illustrations. This is an enjoyable little book, whether you’re looking for stories from a New York pet sitter, or advice on how to care for your feline family members.
I’m giving away one copy of this book to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win this book. For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook, and post the link in a separate comment. This giveaway ends Friday, October 7.
This book was sent to me by the publisher.