The Cat Who Came For Christmas

The Cat Who Came For Christmas

Large Print - 1988
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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, Massachusetts : G. K. Hall & Co., 1988.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780816146758
0816146756
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,23 cm.

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husika
Mar 06, 2018

A very enjoyable book by a great animal lover, who also has good humor. This is about the adventures of a man and a rescued street cat, related in a refreshing style. The day next to being rescued and washed clean, Polar Bear, the white boy cat walks around Amory's bachelor apartment, checks it out, then lies down in the middle of it, thereby declaring: "I'll take it!" And this duo will also take your heart. As regards Vancouver BC, there are lots of cats outside, home cats who are shut out from the apartments into the night, and also street cats, who starve outside. As the home cats are shut out for the street at night even in very bad weather, they suffer too - this practice is a very bad habit hereabouts. I rescued such a cat, who seemed to have been dumped on the street and was always hungry, but very friendly - and I took him to VOKRA, this noble organization that rescues cats. 3 days later they called me, telling me that the owner of the black boy cat searched at Craig list for his "lost cat," and they gave him back to his cruel owner. Since then the cat was again shut out into the street day and night, and even as of now, he waits for me in the back alley at night, rubs his head against my hand, and meowing, he asks for food, because his owner does not even feed him properly. Bad owners should not claim ownership of a cat if they don't feed it and shut it out into the street. Well, Amory feeds Polar Bear, and won't let him wander outside in the area of Central Park, New York. Another good book by Amory is "Ranch Of Dreams," where he tells the story of the rescuing of hundreds of wild donkeys from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where they were slated already for extermination. Try to find that book and read it - in the Black Beauty ranch in Texas all kinds of rescued animals are kept and fed. Now, back to the present book, read it and enjoy it. Amory was a great animal protector, an extraordinarily nice person himself and Polar Bear a great personality. In the book you will find many humorous details of their life together.

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msemos
Dec 02, 2015

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

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burgundy_cat_253
Dec 05, 2015

burgundy_cat_253 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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