I love when books about cats climb the best-selling charts. There was Vicki Myron’s incomparable Dewey, and now there is a trans-species mystery, How to Wash a Cat, entering at No. 19 on the mass-market list. I read in this past Sunday’s New York Times Book Review that a reviewer on Amazon describes the cats in the book as being “almost as expressive as the people.”
I haven’t read this new book by Rebecca Hale, and I realize I have no business critiquing the volunteer reviewer. Perhaps I am misunderstanding the comment. But it begs the question: Aren’t cats always as expressive as people?
And then there is another book released this week about a cat who functions as an angel of death, predicting when nursing home patients are about to die. The cat also has a gift for bringing peace of mind to the families of the dying patients. I believe that many Cat Ladies will want to read Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, by Dr. David Dosa.
Something tells me that the book’s title is a soft sell. Surely Oscar is no ordinary cat and will remind each of us that cats are uncommon creatures. My life would be exceedingly ordinary without them.
Query of the Day: What makes your cats extraordinary?