Saturday, June 9, 2012

Real cats who became an inspiration (books)

Cats touch our lives in many ways and sometimes have such an impact on a human’s live that the person writes a book about their incredible feline.
Here is a selection of cat books I found on and I must admit that these are book I haven’t read myself yet, but some of them I certainly will read over time. Amazon might also have Kindle e-book versions. An internet shop that is cheap and good is: They deliver for free. For epub e-books, try They do have Dewey and Homer's odyssee.
 Some books might be out of print or in the process of being reprinted. Oh, and I refer to cats as "who" instead of "that" deliberately, because to me they are feline persons.

A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets by James Bowen.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (15 Mar 2012) ISBN-13: 978-1444737097

Big Ginger: The Life of a Remarkable Cat by Sylvia Murphy.
Publisher: S A Greenland (1 Nov 2009) ISBN-13: 978-0955051258

Buckley’s story by Ingrid King.
Publisher: iUniverse Publishing (September 28, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1440166242

Casper the commuting cat by Susan Finden.
The True Story of the Cat Who Rode the Bus and Stole Our Hearts
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (9 Jun 2011). ISBN-13: 978-1849831758

Cleo: the cat who mended a family.
How a cat helped a family through difficult times.
Publisher: Citadel Press (August 31, 2010) ISBN-13: 978-0806533032

Dewey: The Small-town Library-cat Who Touched the World by Vicky Myron with Brett Witter.
Hodder Paperbacks; Reprint edition (1 Oct 2009) ISBN-13: 978-0340953952
The only thing I didn’t like about Dewey’s story is that they got him declawed. That’s one of the cruellest things you can do to a cat. It’s like cutting off the fingertips of a human. I will write a special blog about it. I already have a link up to

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, by Gwen Cooper.
Publisher: Bantam (6 Jan 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0553825152

Norton trilogy:
The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers.
Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 6, 1992) ISBN-13: 978-0449907634
Before Peter Gethers met Norton, the publisher, screenwriter, and author was a confirmed cat-hater. Then everything changed. Peter opened his heart to the Scottish Fold kitten and their adventures to Paris, Fire Island, and in the subways of Manhattan took on the color of legend and mutual love. THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS proves that sometimes all it takes is paws and personality to change a life.

For the Love of Norton: The Cat who Taught his Human How to Live.
Publisher: Ebury Press (18 Mar 2010) 978-0091933319
The second book in a trilogy about Norton the cat.

The Cat Who'll Live Forever by Peter Gethers: The Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human
Publisher: Broadway (October 8, 2002) ISBN-13: 978-0767909037
The third and last book in this trilogy about Norton the cat.

Making the Rounds with Oscar: The Inspirational Story of a Doctor, His Patients and a Very Special Cat by Dr. David Dosa.
Publisher: Headline Review (3 Mar 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0755318131

The cat who came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory.
The heart-warming and often hilarious story of Polar Bear, an abandoned white cat - and the man he owned.
Publisher: Corgi (27 Oct 2011) ISBN-13: 978-0552164108

Rainbow Bridge: A True Story About Rescue Cats by Susan Cilyk
Susan writes about the rescue cats who shared her life.
Publisher: Athena Press (June 24, 2004) ISBN-13: 978-1844012701

Scarlett (who saved her kittens out of a burning building):
Scarlett saves her family by Jane Martin and J.C. Suarès
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 6, 1997) ISBN-13: 978-0684842882 (
This story is also available as a book for children:
The Bravest Cat! The True Story of Scarlett by Laura Driscoll.
Publisher: Demco Media (Oct 2004) ISBN-13: 978-0606326162

A Cat Named Squeeky by Vic Reskovic
Publisher: Crow Canyon Publishing (1 Sep 2007) ISBN-13: 978-0980023503
(A Cat Named Squeeky is a true story of a stray cat. Creative, humorous, informative, and emotionally moving, A Cat Named Squeeky celebrates animal companionship, and underscores the love and respect all animals deserve.)

Tyfoon's Tale: The True Story of a Seafaring Cat by Sylvia Murphy
Publisher: S A Greenland; First Edition edition (1 July 2009) ISBN-13: 978-0955051234

A snowflake in my hand by Samantha Mooney.
A book about cats in an animal hospital in the cancer ward.
Publisher: Delta; 3rd edition (April 1, 1989)
ISBN-13: 978-0385297219

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