classic cat books

Classic Cat Books Series: The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats

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When I first read The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats in 2002, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would one day meet the author, become friends with her, and review her books on my own website. In 2002, Amber, the original conscious cat and the inspiration for this website, had only been in my life for two years. I wouldn’t meet Buckley until 2005. I can’t recall just how many times I read the book back then, but I do remember that it had a profound effect on me.Continue Reading

Classic Cat Books Series: All My Patients Are Under the Bed

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First published in 1980, All My Patients Are Under the Bed was another pivotal book for me as I began to think about wanting to work in veterinary medicine.

Louis J. Camuti was a New York City cat veterinarian who made housecalls for cats and their humans for over sixty years. He was the first veterinarian in the United States to devote his entire practice to cats.Continue Reading

Classic Cat Books Series: The Fur Person

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Originally published in 1957, The Fur Person is one of the most endearing cat stories I’ve ever read. Featuring the true adventures of Tom Jones, May Sarton’s own cat, this little book captures the essence of what a cat is all about in the beautiful prose of this gifted and sensitive writer and poet. The book has been reissued numerous times with different covers.Continue Reading