Monday, 3 November 2008

Life in the Cat’s Lane - A Book Review by Isis D'Lynx

Life in the Cat's Lane

At first I was sceptical of this first paw account of life with a Chow Chow and a pretty poor excuse of an owner, but soon I found myself really enthralled by it.

You certainly get a good look at the workings of A.S. Cat’s brain as he works out how to use the invading foe (a.k.a. Dog) to his advantage. Not easy when faced with a dog who seems to be at least part cat, I mean it’s curious and very unpredictable for a member of the canine species! Though not once do you feel the need to pity cat (and a good job too and cats HATE pity), after all if Sooty had only but trained his alleged owner properly to start with, none of this would have happened surely…

Having pawed my way through the book, I feel I have learnt a number of valuable life lessons though. Firstly to extract a vow from Mummy, that I can have her committed if she ever so much as mentions the thought of bringing home a Chow! Secondly that given a good deal of training even the most scurrilous of owners or dogs might eventually be reformed. Lastly I am far more appreciative of Mummy now, seeing that she came to me well trained! ;)

The only bone I have to pick with A.S. Cat is over his misguided assumption that all pedigree cats or house cats are over breed and useless. This is far from the truth, especially where Abyssinians are concerned!








Isis D'Lynx
An Incredibly Superior Abyssinian Cat!

13 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I AM NOT USELESS!!!!

Now I need a nap.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We're plugging through trying to get our review done. We still have quite a bit to read though. Yes, I've certainly learned that no Chows should ever enter our home!!

Kaze

The Meezers said...

useless?? wow.

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Dearest Isis,

#1 and I have just finished the book and want to send in our review. We have asked your mummy where we should send it, as we have forgotten...

Yes PLEASE, do keep over to nurse me in your little uniform. It will make me feel so much better!

Your Ever-Devoted,
Sen-Chan

Daisy said...

Excellent review, Isis!

Shadow / Molly said...

*shock* Cats are useless?? Ok dat is not even right! Pee on dat beans pillow!!!

T'Abby Normal said...

Why, we are cats, therefore we are important! We thought that was obvious. Well, I guess "useful" is in the eye of the beholder.

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

Lux said...

Thank you for the great book review. Hmm, useless, eh? ;-)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

HELLO ISIS, THIS IS TROUBLE THE KITTY. I WILL BE FILING A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST THIS AUTHOR FOR LIBEL FOR CALLING US USELESS. FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN. PURR PURR PURR.

The Cat Realm said...

Nice review. And we agree - were does he get this notion of cats being useless? We consider it an INSULT!!! Let's bite the guy, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Terrific review, Isis!

And we agree, not all pedigree cats are overbred and useless! We are both registered Sphynx, and we are definitely not overbred or useless. In fact, without us, our dad wouldn't be able to experience the joys of owning a cat, since he is allergic to furred cats, but fortunately not to Sphynx!

A S Cat said...

For cat's sake, all this grrr-owing about my book is much ado about nothing! You sound like a bunch of bitch kitties! The fact is - most of the pedigree cats I've met (and certainly all the dogs) HAVE been useless. Then again, they weren't Abyssinians. So if my comment was a glittering generality, it only proves - you lot need to do a better PR job on your breed. The moaning meowing is not exactly what I'd expect from Superior Cats!

A S Cat said...

P.S. At least Isis WAS superior enough to be objective!