Yesterday, my oldest daughter and book lover extraordinaire, Emily, and I went to the Library. As always, I immediately headed to the books about animals and birds first. My route is pretty predictable: I look for books about cats, birds, polar bears, tigers, and other animals that fascinate me… then I look for new books in the Spiritual aisle… then I head directly for the cookbooks. When I leave, my arms are full of great new adventures.
One of the books I grabbed yesterday was The Ultimate Cat Lover: The Best Experts’ Advice for a Happy, Healthy Cat with Stories and Photos of Fabulous Felines by Marty Becker. This book is moving me mightily! First of all, there is a picture inside that looks a lot like my beloved Svenn and another one looks just like my beloved Bo. I still miss these little guys so much, and seeing the resemblances made my eyes fill with tears.
There’s also a picture of a cat that looks like my precious Prissy would have looked if she had eaten 2 pigs, 4 roosters, 18 hamsters, and Bo and Svenn. It’s a big, beautiful baby! It brought a smile to my face, which was most welcomed at the time. Isn’t it amazing that our cats can affect us so strongly, even after they’re gone?
I also had a good old emotional moment while reading the second story in the book, “George and Gracie.” Powerful stuff! Not all of the stories result in misty eyes – many result in smiles and even laughter.
These stories (and pictures) remind us of just how special cats are. They are utterly magnificent little creatures and I couldn’t imagine the world (or my home or yard) without them. I highly recommend this beautiful book for all cat lovers. I plan on ordering my own copy, so I’ll have it to enjoy long after I’ve taken the library copy back.
There’s also a great section filled with cat tips and little known facts.
Click the link above (or the picture, itself) to order this very special book on Amazon. I know you’re going to love this book as much as I did.