Whether it is their actions caught on camera or their subtle reactions to humans, felines have special charms. People who have kittens or cats as members of their families see a bit of their pets within the pages of Cat Chat. Even though cats' personalities and needs are the opposite from one another in many ways, Mikie, Eric and Dobbie ("the boys") have become friends, brothers and playmates. They engage in feline caring for one another, chasing each other and occasionally giving each other a feline swat. Not unlike human siblings, the boys snatch each other's favorite toys. Through candid photographs, Sherry Splaver Rotman has elaborated on the boys' investigation of their physical environment that includes their human parents and feline siblings. Their mischievousness, which creates much household tumult, brings their photos alive and allows for a phrase or sentence to describe how she thinks they perceive their lives. In short vignettes Sherry writes the astute advice she thinks each sibling gives to the others.
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