Call of the Cats

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.



  1. Sounds like an interesting book….I’m glad these folks were able to get involved in TNR with the ferals though – even if it took some time for them to realize that it was important for that colony they were taking care of.

    Hug, Sammy

    1. I wish they would have started sooner, it was tragic with so many kittens being snatched by raccoons. XO

  2. This sounds like such a great book! I have such fondness for feral cats and great respect for those who care for them. I do my best to help those in my area, and hope to do some TNR efforts in the future. I will definitely have to check out this wonderful read. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  3. I put that on my to-bo-read list …. only 7 in front of it! Finished editing Me-YEOW! & you should receive a copy in a couple days…Spooky’s tribute will officially be available to everyone, then πŸ˜‰

  4. For the moment I read my own blog from the beginning that was nearly 10 years ago, it’s interesting, so many things I had completely forgotten. And about the cats too,

  5. I’m not sure I could read about death with babies right now. I cry all the time about the loss of our Little Bit. I do see the silver lining here though. It’s that learning process that is key.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

    1. That is understandable. I usually avoid books that make me cry. I am sure Little Bit is watching over you.

  6. Whew, that must have been a lot of cats before they learned about TNR. I’m grateful to people like you, Ellen, who are doing the work.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

  7. We’re glad you enjoyed the book and that he finally starting doing TNR! Our mommy can’t do sad books so doubt she will read it. She’s a wuss.

  8. Great review and thanks for the warning! This sounds like a good book to read, even the sad parts as that makes it clear how important TNR is! Thank you!

  9. Thiss sounds like thee purrfect book fur LadyMum…..if wee could get her away frum her crime dramass’ mew mew mew….
    LadyMum not now a lot about Feral Katss either….they are a bit diffyrent to house katss…..mee iss sorta both; deependin on mee mood…..
    An may mee say mee sweet buttercup gurl looss ravishin inn thee foto?!?!

    LadyMum finished “Headhunters” an shee said it was thee most grippin story shee has read this year an so many twistyss’ to thee story it reelly keeped her attenshun! Now shee iss startin “Thee Redeemer” by Mistur Jo Nesbo( same riter) an shee sayss it all ready iss good……

    Pleeze reememburr wee bee offline til weekend….sendin all mee LUV to Phoebe an ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. I will tell my Mom to get Headhunters, it sounds very interesting. I will miss you- I hope the PC gets better soon. XO

  10. guys…tell yur mom thanx for de honest ree view & de headz up bout de sad stuff… β™₯β™₯β™₯☺☺☺

  11. Looks like an interesting book, will have to pick it up and give it a read. Great review by the way. And this is such a lovely blog πŸ™‚

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