The Cat Who Came for Christmas

The Cat Who Came for Christmas

Book - 1987
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'Twas the night before Christmas when a bedraggled white feline enters the heart--and home--of Cleveland Amory. To say it is a friendly takeover is an understatement. For the cat who came for Christmas is clearly of the Independent Type, and Cleveland Amory, curmudgeon or not, is, where animals are concerned, a pushover.Toe to toe they stand--Amory at six feet three, the cat at six inches--and eyeball to eyeball with each other on every issue: whether or not to come when called; to recognize one's name; to take a trip, a pill, a bath, or a walk on a leash; to be civil to New People; or even in an age when Thin Is In, why anyone in his right mind would want to be the Last Fat Cat. We will not spoil The Cat Who Came For Christmas by telling you who blinks first. Suffice it to say that in this hilarious battle, nine times out of ten, it is not the cat.
Publisher: Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown, c1987.
ISBN: 9780140252736
0140252738
9780140113426
0140113428
9780590434911
0590434918
9780316037372
0316037370
Characteristics: 240 p. ;,22 cm.

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donkeyhote
Aug 02, 2017

This book is refreshing, a real joy for cat lovers. The author, Amory was a great animal lover; he founded the Fund for Animals, and he and his companions rescued many kinds of animals. He also wrote a book, "Ranch Of Dreams," which is about his creation of a reserve in Texas, where they saved and kept many animals from being killed. In that book he talks about how they rescued hundreds of wild donkeys and horses from being shot or slaughtered by ranchers and Park Boards in the USA. Among others they rescued 560 wild donkeys from the Grand Canyon by airlifting them to the top, offering them for adoption or putting them in the Ranch in Texas. This book gives first-hand information about the real situation in the USA, where the wild donkeys and horses are being cruelly treated and killed by ranchers with the help of corrupt local authorities. Wild horses are chased to exhaustion by airplanes and slaughtered, and recently, in the Trump administration there was new mention of the killing off of wild horses and other wild animals, like prairie dogs, etc. Amory, the author, protector of animals was not just anybody - he was expert member of a high international commission in the later 1900s; I know this from another book. His books are worth reading. His book "Ranch Of Dreams" was in the collection of VPL until recently, but now it's taken out of collection. And this seems to be not by chance - I wrote a comment of that book few years ago, but my comment was hidden from the Public by those who supervise our comments, because I wrote down some of that books' content, i.e. that Park Boards and biologists routinely decide to kill off wild animals and cruel ranchers in the USA with the connivance of corrupt local authorities literally torture and slaughter wild horses. Looks like our "Freedom" is limited; we are allowed to read only such stuff which keeps silent of cruelties and corruption in official places. Try to find and read "Ranch Of Dreams" by Amory.

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msemos
Dec 02, 2015

humor and knowledge about cats and other animals. well worth reading

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Dec 05, 2015

burgundy_cat_253 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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