Call Of The Cats – Book Review
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy! This week, we are featuring another fabulous animal-themed book as part of the 2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge. We’re also thrilled to launch our first giveaway of 2017!
Did you ever dream that your life would turn out a certain way – only to discover that the life you envisioned would turn out so completely different than anything you ever imagined in your wildest dreams?
You could say that’s what Call Of The Cats: What I Learned About Life And Love From A Feral Colony by Andrew Bloomfield is all about.
Imagine this scenario:
You spend your life heading down a certain spiritual path – researching Himalyan power spots across Nepal – only to find yourself in the one place on Earth you mever thought you would be: in Hollywood, trying to break into show business!
When things don’t pan out the way you planned and you find yourself living as another homeless statistic, you find your say to a friend’s home. You think you’ve discovered Mayberry, only to learn that you’re living in the Wild Kingdom!
As it turns out, the “Wild Kingdom” is the colony of feral cats that lives right behind your new home. The incessant yowls and howls from the colony invade your home, your yard, your quiet, and your peace of mind during all hours of the day and night.
This is how Andrew – the guy who says “I’m not even a cat person” – finds himself immersed in the world of feral cats – cats who are not abandoned but formerly domesticated cats, but cats who were born in the wild and are utamed (and often, untamable).
This story traces my time-consuming, ruinously expensive, and in the end, profoundly rewarding, twenty-year relationship with a colony of feral cats I came to know and love.
I found myself immersed in Call Of The Cats from the moment I picked up the book and chances are good that you will too!
For a chance to win a copy of Call Of The Cats, please follow us via e-mail or social media, leave a comment on this post, and submit your entries through the Rafflecopter form. This giveaway is open to Create With Joy readers, 18 years and older, who reside in the United States, now through Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from New World Library, who is also providing the prize for this giveaway. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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Wordless Wednesday – Week of January 10, 2017
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