Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dewey's Nine Lives

Dewey's Nine Lives
By Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

Dewey's Nine Lives offers nine funny, inspiring, and heartwarming stories about cats--all told from the perspective of "Dewey's Mom," librarian Vicki Myron. The amazing felines in this book include Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told adventures are shared, and several others who Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her. Vicki learned, through extensive interviews and story sharing, what made these cats special, and how they fit into Dewey's community of perseverance and love. From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his long relationship with a rescued cat, these Dewey-style stories will inspire readers to laugh, cry, care, and, most importantly, believe in the magic of animals to touch individual lives.

My Review:
If you have any affinity for cats, you'll like this book a lot. Don't read it fast, don't hurry through it. Take the time to savor each of the stories of cats and the people they 'own'. I never thought of cats as 'save-the-day' pets, but in these stories they do seem to make a huge difference in the lives of those they choose to love. One of the most enjoyable features of this book was the varied personalities of the cats and their very unique names.  I think the star of the book is Spooky, but you'll have to read and make that determination for yourself. Great read, very inspirational and thoroughly enjoyable.

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