The human who wrote this book, HOME WITH HENRY, Anne Kaier, gave MaMA a copy of the book to read to us so we could review it – or, since we’re cats, reMIEW it. We had different opinions, so we decided to each write our own.
This book is about a human who finds a stray cat shocked and about to be killed on a highway. The human passes the cat but goes back and rescues him. When she gets him home, he hides under the bed in her spare room and acts hateful to her. The book is the journal she kept while she was trying to make friends with him.
I was adopted when I was a kitten and had a forever home until my human went to the Rainbow Bridge, and now I have a forever home with MaMA. I don’t know why any cat would act hateful to a human who saved her life.
Of course, this was a BOY cat, and it was a GINGER cat (like Munchkin). Anne’s GOOD cat was a GIRL and a CALICO (like me).
I think this book should have been all about the good girl calico instead of the mean boy ginger.
Still, I have to admit I loved the book, and cried at some parts and laughed at some parts, so I have to give it a dewclaw up, even though it wasn’t about the cat I wanted to hear about.
This was the Best. Book. Ever!
I was a stray before Ami and my human let me in, which was not long before he went to the RB and MA adopted us. I know how scary being on your own can be. Henry, the stray ginger in Anne’s book, was young and hurt and terrified. Maybe humans had only been mean to him before. I knew lots of nice humans in my long life, so I knew that some are nice and some are mean, but maybe Henry didn’t. He wasn’t mean to Anne, he was just scared and protecting himself.
This book shows how hard it is to make friends with a wild cat. I think Anne did a really good job dealing with the wonderful ginger boy and a really good job writing about it.
Ami has been a lot nicer to me since we read this book. I think it taught her something about how it feels to be an outsider and how it feels to have to learn how to trust and how to love.
Ami and I are really lucky, and Henry was really lucky, too.
I give this book a dewclaw up.
Two dewclaws up
Visit www.annekaier.com for a book trailer and free features including the pamphlet “Tall Tails: How to Write About Your Cat.”Available through Barnes & Noble. Distributed by Ingram.
Publisher’s website http://psbooks.wordpress.com/
ISBN: 978-0-9904715-1-6 / 108 pp. / $15.00
Anne is sharing Henry’s story with a lot of bloggers. Here’s where to go to follow her tour:
July 3 http://consciouscat.net/
July 4 Here! Now!
July 6 http://maryannwrites.com/
July 7 http://womensmemoirs.com/
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Were you rescued or adopted as a baby?