Hi everyone! We are joining two hops today. Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? and Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays.
I have a great book to tell you about today titled, Call of the Cats What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony by Andrew Bloomfield.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.
Andrew Bloomfield was not a cat lover, he had traveled all over the world and spent 2 years in Nepal. In an odd turn of events, he gave his mom a ride to a psychic and while there she was told her son would move to California and find his calling. He had no interest in California at the time and thought the woman was a phony, but somehow he did end up in California trying to be a writer. He did find his calling, but it was with feral cats. He is an excellent writer too though as I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I like to be warned of books that will make me cry so I will warn you that there were some parts that were sad. As you can imagine. caring for cats that are truly feral and living in an area with many predators, bad things are bound to happen. I was also getting upset as I read because these ferals kept reproducing and I kept wondering why TNR was not being used.
Andrew Blomfield knew nothing about cats, especially ferals when he started sharing a home with 2 women who also knew nothing about them either. Once they started hearing awful sounds of these cats being attacked and then finding a poor kitten that had choked on a chicken bone, they decided to intervene. They started feeding the cats twice a day and soon these cats became their world-for 20 years.
During that time, he became especially attached to a kitten he rescued when her mother didn’t seem to know how to care for her. He saved Tiny’s life and lets her live inside, eventually having others move inside as well. He also spends a large portion of his time outside, observing and protecting this group.I am happy to say, they finally caught on about TNR.
I highly recommend this book to any cat lover especially those involved with helping feral cats.Books like this are what I wish I had read before I started helping with TNR. The author also writes about his time spent in Nepal as well as several jobs he took to afford helping these cats including astrologer to the stars. I guarantee you won’t be bored for even a page.
You can purchase this paperback at New World Library for $15.95 or tell Santa to bring you a copy.