My life in a cat house True tales of love, laughter, and living with five felines

Gwen Cooper, 1971-

Book - 2018

"This collection of eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen's devoted readership has come to know and love" --

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Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc [2018]
Main Author
Gwen Cooper, 1971- (author)
Physical Description
xv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Author's Preface
  • I Choo-Choo-Choose You!
  • Stop Trying to Make Fetch Happen
  • The Picasso of Pee
  • "Cat Lovers Don't Read Books"
  • THEM! A Story in Five Parts
  • Cat Carrier Tango
  • Fanny Trouble
  • The Worm Has Turned
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
Review by Booklist Review

Fans of Homer's Odyssey (2009) will rejoice upon hearing that Homer's owner, Cooper, has returned with more true cat stories collected from the Curl Up with a Cat Tale series. Homer (who Cooper's husband would swear isn't really blind if it weren't for the fact that his eyes have been removed) returns, alongside four other felines, the subjects of anecdotes both hilarious and deeply moving. Through eight short stories, Cooper recounts each of her cats' talents, propensities, and antipathies, demonstrating each to be an individual with a personality worthy of attention. Whether describing Vashti bringing her a breakfast bug in bed or Scarlett crying out for her not to leave, Cooper's light and cheerful style makes it obvious that these cats are the loves of her life. Even readers with little inclination towards anthropomorphism will delight in these anecdotes of cats who seemingly have something to say about everything. Fans of Vicky Myron and Brett Witter's Dewey (2008) and James Bowen's A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life (2013) will be highly satisfied.--Tracy Babiasz Copyright 2018 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Review by Library Journal Review

Cooper, who charmed readers with the best-selling memoir of her intrepid blind cat, Homer's Odyssey, returns with escapades of other past and present felines. Eight stories alternate between her first fur family, which included blind Homer, independant Scarlett, and Turkish Angora beauty Vashi, and current bonded black house panthers, three-legged Clayton, and his sister Fanny. Fans will be delighted that Homer appears in several stories including when a photo shoot almost didn't happen until Homer's favorite deli meat was acquired and served. Cooper corralling and capturing three very reluctant and uncooperative cats into carriers for a vet visit via a New York City cab to the wrong address in the pouring rain will be appreciated by cat owners. Clayton's and Fanny's antics during a moth outbreak in the Cooper apartment and their mischievous teamwork pilfering food from a kitchen cupboard are also amusing. VERDICT Cooper's witty, breezy writing, her unabashed love of felines, and her admission that her spoiled cats have trained her will delight and resonate with cat people.-Eva Lautemann, Stone Mountain, GA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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