The Story of Fester Cat

Happy Friday everyone! Today is book day and Lucy and I are both recommending The Story of Fester Cat by Paul Magrs. I finally got the book from theΒ library, but I liked it so much that I am going to order my own copy.


As you know, I don’t like books that make me cry. I will let you know I cried briefly, but the book is so uplifting that one cry was worth the rest of it. Fester is 12 years old when he decides to move in with Jeremy and Paul. Prior to that, he is basically on his own because the other families that he has lived with don’t really take good care of him. The 3 of them become a family and Fester tells us how it all came to be from his days on the street to life with Paul and Jeremy.

This book really hit home with me because it reminded me of our Spooky. He lived with 2 other families on our street until last year when he decided to move in with us. Spooky doesn’t try to get out, but if he did, I would stop him. Fester is allowed to go out, but always returns to his friends. This is a wonderful story about the power of love and friendship. It shows that our true families are those we choose to be with ( even if they are furry). I think every cat lover will enjoy it.

If you are looking for something else to read, The Daily Mews has all sorts of cat articles including mine:Β and Katzenworld does to: I know a lot of you already read these, but I thought I would list them in case anyone missed them.

Have a great weekend everyone! Make sure youΒ visit Phoebe Sunday, she is planning a fun contest. And tomorrow is Art day πŸ™‚




  1. Looks like another grand kitty book……there are so many and we just love reading about other cats and their adventures and lives too.

    Hugs, Sammy

  2. My mum doesn’t like reading books that make her cry either. That sounds like a very nice book though. I am off to look at the Daily Mews now because I haven’t been there before.

    1. Thank you Flynn, I am glad you liked them even though they are similar to what you have read on here.

  3. That sounds like a good book!

    pee ess…for some reason, we always see your complete post including photos three or four times before your header. We have to scroll through them before getting to your header and the post again. We wonder why this is happening?

    1. I don’t know why. I am going to be taking a blogging class soon and will try to figure it out-sorry about that and thanks for letting me know.

  4. That sounds like a LOVELY book, for sure.

    We have that Nosey-Neighbour-Cat who is always tryin’ to move in with us although, come to think of it, he hasn’t been ’round since Christmas. I’m thinkin’ his peeps are keepin’ him at home. He has a good home. He has lovin’ peeps. Don’t know why he insists on honin’ in on mine.


  5. Oh oh OH! I ordered this book from my library on Monday, and I hope it arrives next week! I am totally tantalized now; can’t wait to read it myself. How is that for an interesting bit of timing…we are on the same wavelength, I think!

  6. Hi there! Great book rec. I definitely want to check this one out. Thanks to Lucy too!

    Just FYI, we same thing as Island Cats mentioned above on your blog. Not a biggie at all but thought you may want to know.

    1. Thank you for letting me know too. I have no technical skills, but I am taking a private blogging class and will ask my teacher about this problem.

  7. I love books about cats or any animal really. I’ll be interested in hearing about Fester. Have you read Dewey? It is about a kitten who was stuffed in the book return slot at a library in Spencer, Iowa..thus Dewey was the purrfect name. After some back and forth with the city the librarians were given permission to let him live in the library. The author is Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
    Hugs madi and mom your bfff

    1. I read Dewey, it was a good book. I usually like any book about cats as long as they don’t make me cry throughout. I realize most books like that are written in memory of a cat so as long as they led a good life, I don’t mind crying a little, but some books just break my heart.

  8. That sounds like a very very good book. We don’t like cat books that are super sad and make us cry either. Don’t ask why Mom was surprised when she read Dewey the Library Cat book she was shocked when she read when tragedy struck, she was just stunned and boo hooed all over the place. We don’t like those kind of surprises.

    1. That one didn’t get to me too much because Dewey led a good life after his initial ordeal- poor kitty. I don’t like surprises either.

  9. Awww. This sounds like such a touching story! I’m glad that Spooky finally found you too. Finding a good home is a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

  10. We like animal books with happy endings! And, cats really do seem to pick their families when given the chance! πŸ™‚

    the critters in the cottage xo

  11. Gweat posty. And yep weez luv writin’ fur da Daily Mews. Weez so glad yous enjoyin’ it too. And we luv to wead everypawdy else’s awticles every mumff.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. Thank you for visiting us. I LOVED Fester’s book and I just got my very own copy in the mail from Barnes and Noble today. Ungow indeed πŸ™‚

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