Cat Lover's Companion: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers' Institute
Portable Press, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Martina Bexte
umans' love affair with cats continues to grow - they've recently overtaken the dog as the favorite North American pet. Naturally the creators of the
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
series sat up and took note. They've created the purr-fect book for cat fanciers. Contributors to this book tell us they '
uncovered the origins of some of our favorite cat phrases ... learned about legendary cat lovers like Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens and Theodore Roosevelt ... and uncovered efforts around the country to rescue and protect endangered lions, tigers, leopards, and other wild cats.
' And that just scratches the surface of the interesting and often brand new facts you'll discover in this engaging volume.
he team of thirteen contributors have done their homework, presenting cat lovers with everything from cats in
Arts and Literature
to heroic cats, and cats who have left their mark in history - like Britain's Chief Mouser Humphrey, a stray who made himself at home at Downing Street during Margaret Thatcher's term in office and was still patrolling for mice when Tony Blair moved in. Learn how to '
decode your cat's chatter
'; to figure out the
Language of Whiskers
; and of course make sure and memorize
The Ten Cat Commandments
. There's even a story about a bed-and-breakfast where travelers may choose one of the
to keep them company overnight. Puzzles, jokes, word games, and corrections to popular feline misconceptions, are also included - some of them eye opening.
ncle John's Bathroom Reader Cat Lover's Companion
is a compact and nifty compendium of cat knowledge. Covering old and new, funny and sometimes sad, it's a great way to understand and appreciate your fine feline friend - or friends - even more.
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