Monday, 29 April 2013

FACTUAL REVIEW: Lost Cat: The True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology - Caroline Paul

Release Date: 11/04/13
Publisher:  Bloomsbury


Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident (she had been flying a plane when it happened) and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, anxiously waited for his return, before resigning themselves to their loss. But weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. They might also have been a bit jealous. All right, they were very jealous! Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out. Using methods as diverse as GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web and animal communicators, they embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Writer Caroline Paul tells the warm and poignant story of their discoveries, alongside Wendy MacNaughton's elegant and hilarious full-colour watercolours. Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.


As a feline servant, this title more than piqued my interest when I read the synopsis on the back cover. It sounded like a story of the madness that we all go through when a pet goes missing and luckily this one has a happy ending. The book also deals with the full range of emotions from not only the human point of view but also delves into the mindset of the kitties in order to get a fuller picture.

Its funny in places, sad in others and to be honest the main thing that I’ve learned from it is that our feline masters can help us meet not only other cat “friends” but points out how little we know about our own neighbours in a time when its become common to look after your own interest only. All round a book that I was gripped to from start to finish with some wonderful illustrations to help get the point across on a journey of discovery.

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