With humor, grace, and occasionally resignation, the author describes her family's journey into owning one cat...then two...then three...and finally four. Triggered by the drama of an impending divorce, the plea "Mom, now can we get a kitten" seemed an easy one to grant in order to ease the pain. Little did anyone know that cats were like potato chips--nobody can settle foWith humor, grace, and occasionally resignation, the author describes her family's journey into owning one cat...then two...then three...and finally four. Triggered by the drama of an impending divorce, the plea "Mom, now can we get a kitten" seemed an easy one to grant in order to ease the pain. Little did anyone know that cats were like potato chips--nobody can settle for just one!...
|Title||:||The Gateway Cat|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||22 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Gateway Cat Reviews
Note: I was provided a free copy for review purposes, with no expectation of a favorable review. If you are not a pet lover, I would say this is probably not a story for you. However, if you have a soft spot in your heart for our furry friends, you will surely enjoy this. It follows the true story of a woman who adopts a cat for her youngest son to help him cope with her impending divorce. Once that first cat enters the home and finds its way into their hearts, she (and her grown children) begin adopting more animals. Despite her objections, she agrees to be the family animal hotel when her kids are out of the country or otherwise unable to care for their pets, as her ex is allergic. I couldn't help but smile as I read about these animal's quirks, tussles for dominance, and sweet shows of affection for the humans who they've allowed to share their space. It brought back a lot of memories of my own childhood pets, as well as the ones I have now.
While this is not a perfect book ( dare I say purr-fect?) by any means, I have to give the author 5 stars for her writing voice. Even if you are not an animal lover, specifically cats, to begin with, I know you can enjoy the predicaments this devoted mother finds herself in and the tough decisions she must make. Not to mention the consequences of those decisions!I appreciated several of her special terms, including Gateway cat, Spare cat and serial cat acquisition.I empathized each time she uttered those words "Of course, it couldn't last" and when she took The Meatball for "only" a couple of weeks, um, years? And the store bills and internet acquisitions just because it would MAYBE make the fur child happier. (Note to future new kitten owners, like small children, often they find the empty box and wrapping paper better than the gift.) Her descriptions of walks with Lucky and Meatball are preiceless.This was a fun break in my day and made me smile.
Okay. Not a book, more like a private diary.