The Story of Fester Cat

The Story of Fester Cat

Book - 2014
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"From when he first ambled into Paul Magrs's yard--skinny, covered in flea bites, and missing all but one and a half teeth--Fester knew he'd found his family. Paul and his partner, Jeremy, thought it was the ragged black-and-white stray, tired from a rough life on the streets, who was in desperate need of support. But clever Fester knew better. He understood that it was his newfound owners who needed the help. Over the course of seven years, the feisty feline turned the quaint Manchester house into a loving home. Through his fierce spirit, strong will, and calming energy, Fester taught Paul and Jeremy how to listen and breathe, how to appreciate the joys of simply sitting and singing (what Fester's purrs sounded like to his silly humans), and how to find joy and contentment in life, even when dealing with hardship. This is the true story of an extraordinary little cat whose gentle charm and trusting soul turned two young men into a family"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, Berkley Books,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780425275047
Branch Call Number: 636.8 MA
Characteristics: 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Mar 14, 2017

Wonderful to read, and to have linger in the memory. One of the best animal books I've ever read. It ranks up there with The Possibility Dogs in appealing to readers' hearts AND heads.

(2 weeks later)
I'm going to edit my comments above to say that after mulling over the book for the past 2 weeks, I've decided it's one of the BEST BOOKS I've ever read, period. It's about two gay men and the dear little tomcat they took into their house and their lives, yes, and they all were the richer and healthier for it, yes. And it's a true story, yes, But overall it's a love story, and I loved it. I recommend it to people on a daily basis, because I think it will make the readers' lives richer.

I don't want to OVER rate it, because I don't want anyone to be disappointed in it, but still I hope you'll read it. And even if you're not a cat or gay or a man, as I am not, I think you'll like the book :-).

By the way, the other cat books such as the one about Oscar don't even come close, IMHO!


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