cat memoir

Review: The Cat with Three Passports

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Having been the beneficiary of the profound changes cats can bring into our lives for a good part of my own life, I always enjoy memoirs about life changing cats. In The Cat with Three Passports: What a Japanese cat taught me about an old culture and new beginning, CJ Fentiman shares the story of how Gershwin, a bedraggled silver tabby she rescues from the streets, not only changed her travel plans, but changed her life in ways she never expected.Continue Reading

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Review: Rescue Meez: My Journey Through Siamese Rescue

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Siamese Cat Rescue is one of the largest and most successful breed specific rescue organizations in the US. Based in Virginia, the group has saved over 12,000 cats in 15 states over the last 20 years, and is still going strong. Rescue Meez: My Journey Through Siamese Rescue is founder Siri Zwemke’s personal memoir about  how her love for Siamese cats ended up becoming a full time job.Continue Reading

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Review: Dining and Driving with Cats

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Dining and Driving with Cats: Alice Unplugged by Pat Patterson is one of the more unusual books I’ve read in a while. This story of a couple who takes their two cats on a road trip from Mexico to North Carolina is memoir, love story, travelogue and restaurant review all in one highly entertaining package.Continue Reading

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Review: Call of the Cats: What I Learned About Life and Love from a Feral Colony

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Andrew Bloomfield was not a cat person. The world traveler and spiritual seeker moved to Hollywood to break into the movie business. He expected to pitch screen plays to studio executives and producers, and to become a part of the Hollywood scene. What he didn’t expect was that he would not only be drawn into caring for the colony of feral cats living behind his new bungalow, but that taking care of these wild cats would transform his life. In Call of the Cats: What I Learned About Life from a Feral Colony, Bloomfield shares his journey from self-absorption to selflessness.Continue Reading

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Review: To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me

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I love memoirs about cats that change their humans’ lives. I’ve had a few of these life changing cats in my own life, so I know just how much these furry angels in disguise can impact our lives. In To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me, journalist Heather Green shares her story of how three stray kittens that showed up in her boyfriend’s yard not only led to her becoming involved in a world of trapping, vet visits and kitten taming, but also helped her find her place in the world.Continue Reading

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Review: The True Tails of Baker and Taylor

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If there’s a better combination than cats and books, I don’t know what that would be. In The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World, former librarian Jan Louch (with Lisa Rogak) shares the remarkable story of two Scottish Fold cats and the people around the world whose lives were touched by them.Continue Reading

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Review: The Old Man and the Cat

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The Old Man and The Cat: A Love Story is a story of how Nils Uddenberg, a retired Professor of Psychology, became a cat guardian even though he had never wanted a pet of any kind. He discovers a homeless cat sitting outside his bedroom window one cold winter morning. He starts out leaving food for her. When he finds her sleeping in a basket that holds gardening supplies in his shed, he lines the basket with a warm blanket.Continue Reading

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Review: Home with Henry by Anne Kaier

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When Anne Kaier first saw a cat in the middle of the road, she thought he was dead, and just kept on driving. But after passing four or five houses, she pulled over, got out of the car, stopped traffic, and picked up the limp, but still warm cat. After a few days at a veterinary clinic, the cat, who Kaier had named Henry by then, was pronounced healthy, so she took him home to live with her and her 10-year-old cat Lucille.Continue Reading

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Review: Mighty Little Man by Jonathon Scott Payne

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Some cat memoirs cover dramatic events in a cat’s or person’s life. Others showcase a cat’s special talents. And some memoirs simply chronicle life with cats, in all its ups and downs. Mighty Little Man: My Story, His Story, Our Story by Jonathon Scott Payne is one of those chronicles.Continue Reading

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