The A-Z Blogging Challenge-D

Hi everyone! Today we aew featuring the letter D in The A-Z Blogging Challenge. A Cat’s Life : Dulcy’s Story by Dee Ready annoyed me. It is  supposedly the story of the love between a cat and her owner that began in 1972.  I felt so bad for Dulcy, the cat. The owner keeps letting her go outside even after she has to have her tail amputated from an injury. She doesn’t get her spayed right away so she almost dies of a miscarriage. This is more of a book that I don’t recommend. I am glad most people take better care of their cats now.




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I used Lunapic’s Cartoon effect for my art.



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  1. It sounds like poor Dulcy had a very irresponsible owner. They couldn’t have seen that or surely wouldn’t have written about it. I hope if she had another cat she learnt from her mistakes.
    Thanks for the puzzle.

    1. I don’t think she saw it either. You’re welcome for the puzzle. XO

  2. I don’t think I can handle reading a story like that. It would just upset me 🙁

  3. Thanks for the heads up on this book, Ellen. If it annoyed you, it would annoy me. After being around on the pet blogs where people are responsible cat owners it is hard to read about cats that are not well taken care of. A lovely puzzle, thank you!

  4. We think we’ll skip that book.
    Thanks for the puzzle!!

    The Florida Furkids

  5. I agree, doesn’t sound like a book I would like either. Cute effect!

  6. Oh my word…I don’t think I could have read that one….
    thanks for the heads up but I have not seen and won’t look for it.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Back then, it was “bring in the dog and put out the cat” at night, assuming cats wanted to roam all night and liked it that way. We know better now so we do better, just like we don’t use mercury to “cure” syphilus any more, and other awful stuff. It’s sometimes good to look back and see how practices have changed for the better, although i can see how reading about it can be very disturbing.

  8. Oh my, we sure wouldn’t like a book like that or the human who treated her that way.

  9. I wouldn’t be able to read that right now. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  10. I don’t think I’ll be reading that book. I would get really upset, for sure.

  11. Thanks for the heads up for a book we wouldn’t want/need to read.

    And soon I will do the puzzle.

  12. I grew up in the 50s and 60s and attitudes towards pets were very different. Many considered it cruel and unnatural to keep a pet indoors.

  13. Life was different back then; we are lucky that we all are much smarter now!
    Off to puzzle…thanks!

  14. I like to believe that when we know better, we do better. This current situation with the virus makes me wonder though. Y’all stay safe.

  15. Oh my, what horrible reading material. We would get ightmares so we’ll pass on the book.


  16. Mom says that book sounds like “a tear jerker.” Dulcy’s momma should get her a stroller and/or harness so she can go outside but be safe. Mom keeps me indoors unless I’m in my stroller, so she can rest easy knowing I wont get into cat fights or get hit by an auto. Head nuzzles.

  17. I appreciate that you share honest reviews of books. It’s nice to know not only what books you like and that therefore we might like, but also which ones you don’t recommend. I feel so bad for poor Dulcy.

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