Adventures of Sami One-Eye and Mr Bigfootby Harry Harris
I posed that question to a friend of mine who loves animals. He has two horses, three dogs, two cats, a cow, two goats, and a fat little miniature pig that share the farm he calls home. He said that from what he had observed over the years living closely with his beloved pets was that they seemed to have developed
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‘Do animals fall in love?’
I posed that question to a friend of mine who loves animals. He has two horses, three dogs, two cats, a cow, two goats, and a fat little miniature pig that share the farm he calls home. He said that from what he had observed over the years living closely with his beloved pets was that they seemed to have developed a sincere attachment for one another, -- except for the cats—but that he didn’t think animals could attain the deep devotion of affection – Love -- that we humans experience. As for cats? He said that even if he were wrong about animals not being able to realize that level of devotedness, that that degree of esteem for someone was definitely out for felines because they’re just too independent, too self-absorbed.
For years I was inclined to believe that theory of his about cats, until one day I heard about a series of events concerning two cats, Sami One Eye and Mr. Big Foot, that changed my mind; it made me believe, without any reservations, that cats do fall in love. In those events,
Sami One Eye and Mr. Big Foot survived the tragedies that befell them only because of the great love that they had for one another. How love saved their lives fascinated me. I’m sure, as you read the story of those events, you will be just as bewitched by their trials and tribulations and how love was their savior, as I was. Here then, is that love story. Enjoy.
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I discovered after downloading, that this book was written for younger readers. I enjoy reading many children's and young adult books, so decided to read, anyway. This is a potentially cute story of two cats who have an adventure together. The female cat is a house cat, and the male is a stray who ends up saving her life. Whether it is based on true events or fiction, I couldn't really tell. It reads more like fiction to me. I commend the author for (I assume) self-publishing, but (and I say this with all due respect) I would recommend an editor for future works. What made me dislike this story, was that the primary female characters were weak or naive, and the male characters were smart or strong. Sami's Friend (owner) is willing to blindly pay a reward for her lost cat without question, and it is her husband who actually thinks about the situation, corrects her and then explains to her why it could have turned out badly. BF (the male cat) speaks to Sami (the female cat) in a very condescending tone throughout the book. And again the female "weakness" is portrayed. Sami is scared, helpless, unaware, and has to be "saved" by her male counterpart. BF "educates" his lost female in the ways of the world to get her back home. BF actually admits at one point that he used to be a chauvinist pig ("apologies to his porker friends"), then claims not to be one with a follow up statement: "My opinion about females has changed radically". I believe the author, then, attempts to neutralize the gender disparity with the introduction of the couple who find the cats in their camper. However, the couple argue and BF says "When I heard that, I knew we were in the middle of a battle of the sexes". The husband tells the wife not to be "so damned stupid". Neither the husband or the wife speak very nicely to each other. She does "win" the argument, but this doesn't give her "strength". I really tried to simply pay attention to the adventure and read this as a "just for fun" book, but the gender inequality screamed louder than anything else. I am so disappointed that I did not like this book. I loved the description and was very excited to read a really cute story. However, love was not a feeling I got from this story at all. On the plus side - it is very short and only took 20 minutes to read.
TO the above anonymous. This book is just fine. No one cares about your politically correct "gender equal" crappola!