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Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home Paperback – April 10, 2012
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As he does in his previous books, Bob Tarte writes about how animals enter and enrich his life in "Kitty Cornered" The cat cast of "Kitty Cornered" is diverse, charming, and maddening. There's Agnes who plays the role of the stereotypical feline, welcoming interaction with humans on HER schedule. Beautiful Moobie with one green eye and one blue eye not only tolerates veterinary procedures but also manages to turn the experience into a way of getting extra chow. Honest Maynard is never bashful about wailing his needs; Lucy challenges Bob to design a better litter box; and Tina makes a quiet entry into the Tarte home but surprises all with her youthful exuberance. Then there's shy Frannie.
Frannie connects with the author early in the book, but her acceptance of her new home must be slowly won, a relationship created with time and care. As someone who has lived with rescue animals over the years, I particularly appreciated Tarte's efforts to understand Frannie's mysterious origins.
"Kitty Cornered" is a wonderful book for several reasons. Dog owners such as myself can learn a great deal about the behavior and health of cats. Readers in need of a chuckle will laugh at Tarte's humorous (but kind) portraits of the humans in the book. If a reader happens to be in a philosophical mood (and sneezing and coughing and feeling miserable), Tarte's book will brighten life with his tale of how six cats "took over his household" and brought happiness in exchange. You will enjoy reading this book!
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I enjoyed reading as the author went from wondering if, "just one more cat," was a horrible mistake to realizing that each cat brings its own challenges and joys. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Williams
This writer has a wonderful, self-deprecating sense of humor. I've already given away one copy!!Published 1 month ago by Umpire Mario
Bob Tarte, Gwen Cooper, and Doreen Tovey are closest to unconditional animal lovers with gift for endearingly, hilariously describing animals. Please write more for us Mr. Read morePublished 7 months ago by GE
I have now read this three times and loved more with each reading! It's a very funny, heartwarming story, mostly about Frannie. The other cats all had something to add, too. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Martha Horne
Bob Tarte's book, " Kitty Cornered" perfectly captures the exasperation of life with pets. The writing
draws you into his world with humor and touching loving... Read more
This is a wonderful book for anyone who has every had a cat, either one deliberately adopted or a stray come unbidden to the house. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Frank Dale