The Cat And The Mad Lobster

The Cat And The Mad Lobster

3.9 47
by Robert Chapin
     
 

We planned a New England clambake and placed the lobster in cool water in the sink. The cat jumped up onto the counter and began to tease the lobster. Soon, kitty was fighting with the crustacean. One of the rubber bands came off one of the claws.


When I finally placed it (not the cat!) into a pot of tepid water the heat increased and the lobster kicked

Overview

We planned a New England clambake and placed the lobster in cool water in the sink. The cat jumped up onto the counter and began to tease the lobster. Soon, kitty was fighting with the crustacean. One of the rubber bands came off one of the claws.


When I finally placed it (not the cat!) into a pot of tepid water the heat increased and the lobster kicked the cover onto the floor. Cat bolted!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011479274
Publisher:
Robert Chapin
Publication date:
08/25/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
466,126
File size:
71 KB

Meet the Author

No stranger to writing, acting and singing, in 2006, Bob was chosen to play Charles Ryan in the Kent Brown Summer Love series “ARE WE THERE YET?” A summer theatre production by The Falls Run Players of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This was Bob’s first acting role and his performance earned him the best actor’s award for 2006.


A hidden talent also become apparent when Bob was selected to sing John Travolta’s Summer Nights from the smash hit “Grease”. He is also a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL where he has been actively involved in the choir for the past 6 years - and his tenor voice has allowed him to produce over a half dozen Christian songs by Randy Travis


Following an impressive career with U.S. Airways, Bob retired in 2000 and has devoted much of his time to producing ORPHANS OF THE MOURNING, his first novel about a soldier in Vietnam who eventually becomes the first Vietnam veteran President of The United States. This book is currently available in the e-book format from Barnes & Noble.


Bob was thrust into the nationwide scene in 1983 with his nationally acclaimed Vietnam poster poem The Wall, a statement about the emotional pain and anger of Vietnam - frrlings and sentiments he was not permitted to express while in uniform, but once discharged, a trip to The Wall evoked his deep personal feelings.


The Wall was displayed in The White House in 1983 and as a result received instant success when President Ronald Reagan personally honored Bob for his contribution to all Vietnam Veterans. To date, tens of thousands of copies have been sold.


Bob has also recently finished his second novel, MURDER IN OGUNQUIT a mystery which takes place in the small New England coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine known as “A Beautiful Place By The Sea”.


In addition to his full length novels, Bob is offering a series of his “folksy” down to earth short stories at no charge for your enjoyment here on Smashwords, and it is the author’s desire that you will consider purchasing his novels after a brief sampling.


Prior to his assignment in Vietnam in 1967, Bob served 16 months in Frankfurt Germany as a civilian with the U.S. Army’s prestigious unit; The 513th Military Intelligence Group as a Top Secret Cryptographer


In Vietnam he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 13th Signal Battalion and was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received in action in addition to The Bronze Star Medal and other awards.


Bob and his wife Maureen reside in Fredericksburg, VA in the summer months and winter in Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, FL.


Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Cat And The Mad Lobster 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. It sent me down memory lane where many of me feline friends now live. If you have ever loved a cat read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Throughly enjoyed this quick little read! Cats are so quirky!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book! It is not very long, but it is so cute! I will definitaly read it over and over again! =]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a cute sweet story. A man tells about a few of the cats he's had. Funny little stories. Short stories for any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My ten year old son and I truly enjoyed this short read. It was very heartwarming. Ya i really loved it sorry about the cats and its really bad about lobsters they cry for mercy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not being a lover of cats, this story wasn't for me- The Author, however is talented and enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an owner, or been owned, by six cats (sequentially), over forty years, the author has summed up what we "catters" feel about our felines without getting sappy. Definitely worth a short read. -----Leonard
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute short stories. Could be longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1 bad word but still a good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed a good laugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this short story as i do many others. It was funny and that is a pretty cool cat playing games like that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Just the right length for a short story. Reminds the reader of loved pets that are now gone but remain in our hearts. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was adorable (^•^) It almost makes me want a Kitty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep writing, these stories are great! Read this nice, short book, people!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the comparable of telling a funny story...realizing the listner is not sharing the same emotion...and saying "I guess you had to be there." I wanted to like it. I found the title to be intriguing but that is where the interest ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
19 pages. While the author has a strong voice and conveys endearing stores, the writing can be confusing. There is no break between stories, but it's not too hard to figure out. Worth the time it takes to read, for a cat lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will remind you of some cats you have known
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick enjoyble read. Thanks for sharing with us. ; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story. Couldnt get past the first few pgs. Could be written better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories about any kind of animal...as long as they are loved. This story is super cute and very well written. I could even picture the games being played. I am a firm believer that cats can be trained too! Thanks for the story. It definitely made me smile!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Bob, you are such a gifted writer! Thank you for the refreshing works. In this day it is almost impossible to read wholesome books. You are funny in some of your books. I love cats! You must like cats to write about them with love and humor. Thanks again. I am going to buy your other books now. J.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Reminded me of my cats.