Book Review

‘Close Encounters of the Furred Kind’ by Tom Cox

ceotfk-tcSTORY: Have you ever moved house, over a distance of 350 miles, with four cats? If you haven’t, and are thinking about it, I’ll give you some advice: don’t.

If you really must move, try to get the cats to arrange their own transport. Focus on yourself instead. You’ll have plenty to think about as it is, and the cats will only get in the way with their sarcasm and hairballs. I moved from Norfolk to Devon with four cats and it felt like such an impossible ordeal, part of me believes that I actually died somewhere along the way and am now living in some kind of afterlife: very much like real life, but a little slower moving, and with slightly clearer air. “That’s just the West Country,” I’ve been told, but I can’t be 100% certain.

REVIEW: Tom Cox and his girlfriend, Gemma, live in the UK in a fair-sized home. After having lived there for a number of year, they are ready for a move to another area. Tom takes the reader through the miseries of packing up and throwing out things in preparation for the move. Along the way, he introduces the reader to his four cats. He tells us little stories of each cat’s personality and how they all fit into the family and the neighborhood.

When it’s finally moving day, we share his agony of moving the household and the four cats. What a trial that is!

I enjoyed this book and the funny stories about each of the cats and Tom’s parents. His Dad is a total hoot so don’t miss reading about him.

As a Crazy Cat Mom to three kitties myself, this book really hit home as I found myself nodding my head when Tom shared tidbits about each cat’s behavior and quirks.

You don’t have to be a cat lover to enjoy this book. Cats are funny little creatures that creep up and steal your heart. Enjoy!

Connie for b2b


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