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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:52 pm 
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I just finished Homer's Odyssey the other day, and I finished Dewey this summer. Both really tremendous books. They are both available on Audible (that's how I enjoyed them).

Dewey is about a very remarkable stray cat who got adopted by a public library, and became a very central figure for a small town in Iowa, and went on to international fame. Homer is about a blind cat who adapted fabulously to his handicap and weathered the 9/11 disaster in New York. Both are really heart-warming stories and very good reads. I like them about equally. Both are probably appropriate for kids as well (unlike Cat Daddy and Streetcat Named Bob).

One major bonus of the Homer one is that on the audible track, there is about a half hour or so interview with the author and her husband (both central figures in the story) at the end of the book. They talk about Homer and the other cats, it is a really nice treat once you have finished the book. Another thing I really liked about Homer's Odyssey was how at the beginning of each chapter, the author finds a quote that sums up the upcoming chapter. That in itself is not unusual, and in many books is actually kind of pretentious and annoying, but these are actual quotes from "Homer's Odyssey", which make them kind of fun!

One nice thing about the Dewey book is that because the cat indeed was such an international star, you can find lots of video and pictures and stories and such, about Dewey, on the internet (especially youtube) after you read or listen to the book.


http://smile.amazon.com/Homers-Odyssey- ... 7s+odyssey

http://smile.amazon.com/Dewey-Small-Tow ... ords=dewey

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Thanks for the info, Brian! I'm a big fan of James Bowen and Bob Their story is amazing and I was so happy they actually put out a couple of children's books with their story! I just got the latest one book from the UK. I'm also a fan of Jackson Galaxy and read his book "Cat Daddy". I'm currently reading his "Catification." I love watching "My Cat From Hell" and last week featured a couple with a cat who could not hear and a cat who had broken her pelvis and could not pee or poop on her own and they have to express the urine and feces for her twice a day. There are a million stories out there -- and we all have one or two of our own. There are cat owners who are heroes to their cats and cats who heroes to their owners. I will definitely check out these books. You're always so kind to share so much information with us here on the forum. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:11 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
I love watching "My Cat From Hell" and last week featured a couple with a cat who could not hear and a cat who had broken her pelvis and could not pee or poop on her own and they have to express the urine and feces for her twice a day.


You're welcome, and yea, I'm a huge Jackson Galaxy fan too. I think it may have been you that put me on to those? I was even thinking it might be fun to start a thread on that, just to chat about some of those episodes. I watch them now religiously, although they are hollywood-ized, there really is some invaluable insight gained from seeing all those problems and solutions to common (or not so common) cat problems.

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Thanks, they sound like good Christmas presents for cat loving friends.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:39 pm 
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Just ordered the Homer one on Amazon! Thanks for the tip Brian!
They both look like great reads.


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