Monday 29 August 2016

Book ~ "Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World" (2016) Lonnie Hull Dupont

From Goodreads ~ After years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something more. 

Enter Kit Kat and Lucy - stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year apart and each ask to move in. The antics and oddities of these two strong personalities wrapped in fur bring a new light to the farmhouse and DuPont's life. 

Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, can purr her new human into a happier state of mind. Lucy, the playful, leaping Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air, makes her laugh. 

From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other, to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive - and inspire DuPont in the process - this book is an energetic tale of cat and human foibles.  

Lonnie is a poet living in San Francisco with her husband, Joe.  They decided to make a life change and moved back to Lonnie's home state of Michigan.  They rented an old farmhouse and discovered how different and quiet life is there.  She is a animal lover but because of her nomadic lifestyle the last twenty years, she hasn't had a pet.  Alas, Joe is allergic anyway.  One night a kitten arrived at their door.  They eventually kept her and named her Kit Kat.  About a year later, another kitten arrives at their door.  They kept her too and named her Lucy.

This is the story of Lonnie, Joe, Kit Kat and Lucy ... eventually one big happy family.  Lonnie suffers from anxiety and we learn how having cats helped her with that.  The cats had different personalities yet they got along great.

I enjoy reading books about cat (we have two cats) and I liked this one.

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