on October 3, 2011
Princess Buttercup is not a book I would normally pickup. I am not a cat fancier since I developed allergies to felines when I was in my 20's. My preferences for pets are limited to dogs. Large dogs in particular.
However, a book written from a dog's perspective would most likely hold little interest. I have trouble envisioning a running commentary from a dog's perspective that would include more than "chased that ball, chased that cat, chased that dog" etc. Dogs don't tend to be very philosophical.
Buttercup on the other hand seems to spend most of her time in contemplation of her human companions. She clearly sees herself as their equal when she is being generous. Other times she can be quite amused by their illogical behavior.
It's not that Buttercup is not fond of "her humans". She definitely appreciates their attention and enjoys their traveling. She is eager to share her insights into human activities and enrich their lives.
Give this book a try.