Cat Caught My Heart: Stories of Wisdom, Hope, and Purrfect Loveby Michael Capuzzo, Teresa B. Capuzzo
In this captivating and heartwarming book, America's premier pet columnist, Michael Capuzzo, shares astonishing true tales celebrating the unique and unbreakable relationship between people and their cats. Drawn from history and literature as well as from cat loversboth famous and not so famous from all walks of life all over the world, here are unforgettable tales that take us behind the cool, independent facade of the cat to reveal the sweet, sensitive, devoted creature within. Here are just a few of the cats guaranteed to catch your heart:
In Cat Caught My Heart you will see cats in all their glorytheir unique personalities, their irrepressible spirits, their gentle souls. You'll laugh at their antics, weep at their passing, and thank the heavens that these remarkable creatures are part of our lives.
- Random House Publishing Group
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The Feline Scorned
Cats teach us many timeless lessons, not the least of which is this: Beware the woman scorned. Our cat Olivia, for instance, believes that she really is my husband's master. She loves him very much, but she rules him with an iron fist.
One late evening when we all retired, we climbed into bed to watch the news. Olivia, of course, took her rightful place at my husband's side, laying her head next to his on the pillow and her body in the crook of his arm. This is how he is supposed to spend the whole night sleeping. When he tired of this and turned over she followed him to the other side. Not wanting to continue on with this sleeping arrangement, my husband put the pillow over his head. Olivia, not to be daunted, tried to burrow under the pillow. When she could not succeed she sat down in contemplation for a minute, deciding what to do. Ever so calmly she walked around to the other side of the bed and very deliberately walked along his side until she reached his derriere. There she stopped, promptly and with vigor gave him a firm bite on his posterior as reprimand! Beware the woman scorned...she walks softly but carries a big bite.
--Anne H. Timpson
Meet the Author
Four times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Michael Capuzzo writes a nationally syndicated pet column that appears in Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Rocky Mountain News, and numerous other newspapers. He is the author of Wild Things and Mutts: America's Dogs.
Teresa Banik Capuzzo has written feature stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. She was the chief researcher for an Inquirer Pulitzer Prize-winning series and the book America: What Went Wrong? The Capuzzos, who live on a farm in southern New Jersey, are co-authors of Our Best Friends, the companion volume to Cat Caught My Heart.
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