Sunday 23 August 2020

Book ~ "Second-Chance Cats: True Stories of the Cats We Rescue and the Cats Who Rescue Us" (2020) Callie Smith Grant

From Goodreads ~ There's no feeling quite like that of getting a second chance and a fresh start. When we adopt a homeless cat - or that cat decides to adopt us - we're not just giving one of earth's most beautiful and inscrutable creatures a chance at a good life, we're giving ourselves the gift of companionship, solace, and love. And plenty of laughter too! 

This heartwarming collection includes more than 30 true, contemporary stories told by a variety of writers. Each feel-good story involves cat rescue, some in a typical way and others in surprising - even miraculous - ways. Sometimes the question becomes: Really, who rescued whom?

I love reading stories about animals.  We have two cats we got from a rescue (and I volunteer for that rescue) so this book caught my eye.

This book has 33 short stories about people who have rescued cats (and have kept them or found homes for them) or have been rescued by cats (the cats came along when they were needed).  It's a quick read and most of the stories were cute and heartwarming.

I was surprised, though, at the amount of people in the stories who let their cats outside.  I live on a busy street and our cats are never allowed outside.  They are happy with their inside world.  And I wasn't crazy reading about some parents who begrudgingly let their child/children keep a cat but it had to live outside or in a garage/shed.

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