Call of the Cats

Call of the Cats

What I Learned About Life and Love From A Feral Colony

Book - 2016
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When Andrew Bloomfield moved into a modest bungalow in Southern California he was only vaguely aware that a colony of feral cats inhabited the deep foliage behind his new home. After one particularly poignant experience, he felt he had no choice but to intercede. So began the saga of Andrew's dramatic relationship with this group of skittish, wild, and sometimes fierce felines. He began to name, nurse, feed, house, rescue, and neuter them. He rose from his bed in the middle of countless nights to fend off their attackers and maxed out credit cards paying vet bills and emergency room hospital visits when he was mauled by the very cats he was trying to help. Call of the Cats is a heartwarming tale of one man's journey from self-absorption to selflessness that is sure to appeal not only to cat lovers but to pet owners the world over. It is also an exploration of the world we live in but rarely see, how our lives overlap with the lives of other creatures, and how such things as names and sibling relationships cross species and continents. Andrew learned that spiritual lessons surround us, no matter where we are and what we do, if we simply stop and learn. He also discovered the joy and satisfaction in helping even one living being to a better life and the solace that comes from another living being, no matter what the circumstances.
Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2016]
Copyright Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781608683987
Branch Call Number: 636.8009794 BLO 2016
Characteristics: xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jan 27, 2018

I loved this book. The author is a very humble and inspiring man. Caring for a feral cat colony takes someone who is very dedicated and he certainly is. I loved his story and also learning some history about cats and also his spiritual journey. This is an all around enjoyable book, quick read, wish it had been longer, wish I knew what is happening to all of them now.

Feb 03, 2017

I loved this book. The world of feral cats is harsh and unpredictable. I really felt the struggle of the author as he tried to spiritually deal with life and love with his feral colony. I found the struggle familiar. Cats touch some people's hearts and souls and this tells the story of several people and a group of cats opening their hearts and souls to each other as much as they can. Well done.

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