Author: Bob Tarte
Format: Softcover, 288 pages
Publication date: April 2012
Price: R138.95 Buy Now
Bob Tarte had his first encounter with a cat when he was two and a half years old. He should have learned his lesson then, from Fluffy. But as he says, "I listened to my heart instead, and that always leads to trouble." So Tarte is back to regale readers with more hilarious pet stories in his third and funniest book so far, Kitty Cornered.
In "Kitty Cornered," he illustrates how six cats add chaos, humour, and love to his wife Linda's already hectic household. There's Moobie - sweet, affectionate, and Zen-like in her relationships with the other animals; fiery Agnes, always trying to defend her upstairs territory and her rightful place curled up on Bob's lap; Jeckyll-and-Hyde Lucy, who will sweetly purr as she bites, and almost invariably overshoots the litter box; Frannie, who shows up as a stray at the Tarte house and seems to have a mysterious, painful past which makes her trust hard to earn; Maynard, a needy, clinging cat loudly demanding constant attention; and Tina, spastic, fearless, and destroyer of knick-knacks, bathroom wallpaper, and appliances.
Tarte describes the quirky behaviour of any animal right down to a tee! He captures the unique personality of each with hilarious accounts of their antics and squabbles with one another for the title of Top Cat. Believe me, there will be many times that you have to wipe tears of laughter away.
With the winning humor and uncanny ability to capture the soul of the animal world, Tarte shows us that life with animals gives us a way out of our narrow human perspective to glimpse something larger, more enduring, and more grounded in the simplicities of love—and catnip.
Kitty Cornered will be a delight for every person who has ever been owned by a cat. Cat lovers, cat haters, animal enthusiasts, pet rescuers (as well as students of human behavior and psychology) will all find this book a laugh-out-loud read.
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