Hi Peeps! I’m turning my blog over to my Mom today because she wanted to tell you about a book she read that has a special place in her heart. Why? Well, because it’s a true tale about a little feral kitten and how she captured the hearts of the writer and her family on the island of Cat Cay.
Take it away Mom………
“Thanks Sam – mighty generous of you to let me borrow your audience to tell them about this book. The book is called “Taming Me:Memoir of a Clever Island Cat” and the author is Cathy Unruh. I was sent an Advance Reader Copy of this book by the publisher several months ago and was saving my comments to post closer to the time the book would be published. When is that exactly?? Well, it’s being published on October 16th which just happens to be National Feral Cat Day!
Many of you know that Sammy was/is a feral cat; perhaps at this point, 13 years after we adopted him from the shelter, we can truly call him “formerly feral”. Because I always felt bad for the little ginger cat we saw in the shelter all alone and scared I wondered what his life had been like up to that point even though there had only been about six weeks of life for him then. “Taming Me” gave me a true vision of what it probably WAS like and that’s why this book will always be a favorite of mine.
The book follows the life of a little kitten who ultimately was named Lucy Miracle by the family who one day took her home. Lucy was all alone on an island where cats were treated like vermin – trapped and destroyed. There is much of this book that’s been fictionalized, but there’s also much that sticks to the reality of Lucy’s life on Cat Cay as she struggles to survive. This little cat had such spunk! I was rooting for her from the first page as she struggled to find food and shelter with her Mother and siblings.
Another dear friend of mine, Caren Gittleman from CAT CHAT (and Dakota’s Den!) did a really wonderful review of this book too on Cody’s blog a while ago……Caren does spectacular book reviews, so if you’d like even more information or just want to hear from someone else who loved this book, please visit Cody and Caren at CAT CHAT to read her review. Click HERE to read.
Happy Friday Sammy’s friends! Now, Sammy, come here so I can give you a GREAT BIG MOMMY HUG for letting me use your blog today!!!”
Love, Sammy and his Mom Pam
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DADDY TODAY……Thanks for being such a great Dad……….I love you………..