book review, Memoir, Nonfiction Review

Lost Cat

lost cat

Lost Cat
A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology

Caroline Paul
Drawings by Wendy McNaughton

As the book opens the author has just been involved in a horrific plane crash and wakes up in the hospital. When the doctors say that her tibia and fibia are broken and her ankle is crushed like potato chips all she can think of are her cats ‘Tibby’ aka Tibia and ‘Fibby’ aka Fibia. She spends many months recovering and during that time Tibby disappears for 5 weeks. She is not only in a lot of pain and severely depressed due to her injury but when Tibby goes on his extended ‘walkabout’ she is heartbroken. One day Tibby does come back and is none the worse for wear – in fact, he has actually gained weight. This piques the curiosity of the author and her girlfriend on “Where has Tibby been?” Through a GPS device small enough to fit on the wandering feline’s collar as well as other high- and low-tech ways they learn that her cat is not at all what he seems to be.

Thoroughly engaging and funny, the book is illustrated with adorable drawings. The author pokes fun at herself throughout the book and I laughed at her antics of searching for knowledge of the feline brain. If you love cats, this is the book for you. If you don’t love cats, then after reading this book, you will love cats. As the author says, “Sooner or later everyone becomes a cat lover.”

Rating: 5 daisies

Reviewer: 

Debby 2 Debby

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