Close Encounters of the Furred Kind #2019

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind TomCox Close Encounters of the Furred Kind Have you ever moved house over a distance of 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 arran

  • Title: Close Encounters of the Furred Kind
  • Author: TomCox
  • ISBN: 9780751560022
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Close Encounters of the Furred Kind TomCox 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 movHave 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.
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    1. I was debating between a 3 and a 4 star for this because I tend to only give books that really affect me on an emotional level, or that are truly wonderful pieces of literature, four stars But honestly I had so much fun reading this I just decided to go for the 4 star rating This was just a joy to read and I laughed out loud in places I think if you love cats then you ll probably enjoy this book It was just super enjoyable to read and so much better than I was expecting it to be.

    2. My current cat is often referred to as Eight pounds of tyranny subject to change at the yearly weigh in at the vet, though I think I hope we peaked at nine pounds of tyranny I m an unabashed cat lover, but I almost never read books about cats I try, from time to time there was Homer, and then Dewey, but I couldn t get through either because my tolerance for sentimental feel good heroic animal stories is basically zero This is why Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is such a breath of fresh Engl [...]

    3. As always, I love Tom Cox and his four cats, Roscoe, Shipley, Ralph and of course the Bear His books about cats are laugh out loud funny, and especially true to anyone who owns a cat I particularly like how Ralph calls his own name when my cat Ivan was an only child he used to spend hours calling in the bathroom for Raoul When we got a new kitten Forde, Ivan decided he d spent enough time searching for the elusive Raoul and he s never done it again It s stories like Ralph s that remind me of my [...]

    4. 3.75 s for just the cute factor.There is something a little odd to the level he anthropomorphizes his cats, but I do the same all the time with my own It was just amusing to see it on the page This is also a very cat book It s not light on it, so if you don t like cats then it s not going to be a book you ll enjoy If you love them, and watch cat gifs for fun then this is the book for you It was super easy and readable, exactly what I needed while I was sick I ll definitely pick up other books by [...]

    5. 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 h [...]

    6. The trials of owning a cadre of cats, moving house with them, getting them used to a new home and trying to integrate a new cat into the group with only marginal success Guest starring Tom s very patient girlfriend, lovely mum and VERY LOUD WOOD CHOPPING DAD Lots of fun for cat lovers If you don t already have a cat, expect to start talking yourself into obtaining several after reading this.

    7. What s left to say really Once you ve become hooked on Tom and his cats, are devoted to The Bear and very fond of all the others there can never be enough books about them all This one followed George s progression to his new and eventually very happy re housing and so we had several great chapters with TOM COX S DAD appearing and HE IS ALWAYS A JOY.

    8. Cat memoir, his fourth, I think 3.5 stars, but variable Best parts approach 5 stars His account of living with 4 cats 5, for awhile in the English countryside I can t imagine the disorder from 4 cats, and he discovers that 5 is over the limit Not surprisingly.His parents are pretty entertaining too, and also cat fanciers It s a pretty slim book, maybe 2 or 3 hours reading, when you skip over the filler stuff Cautiously recommended for fellow cat lovers.

    9. A bittersweet read, since I picked up this book before The Bear died but started reading it after this sad event I ve read another of Cox s books The Good, the Bad, the Furry in addition to some of his online writings and find him to be very talented I first heard of his cats from Twitter and his account mysadcat, chronicling the life of sweet Bear I love how he describes his cats with such quality characteristics and tells of their quirks and daily comings and goings Each one The Bear, Roscoe, [...]

    10. No matter where you read this book on a train or bus in rush hour traffic crammed with other people as you make the dash home from another bad day at work it will make you feel as though you are wearing your comfiest pajamas curled up on your favourite sofa with a mug of hot chocolate Perhaps home is the safest place to read this wonderful gem, as it WILL make you laugh out loud, grin to yourself like that loon on the bus which nobody wants to sit next to, and maybe even shed a tear in places To [...]

    11. Sweet because it s about cats, but not especially well written In fact, pretty lazy writing from a man who is a full time writer.

    12. Not only do Tom Cox and Gemma wish to find the perfect home for themselves, they have four cats that they want to be sure will be happy as well The ups and downs of house hunting from a distance and moving are told in Tom s witty style While reading, I found myself nervous and worrying just like they were It was just like being there with them I enjoyed learning about each of their cats and their personalities Tom s dad comes across larger than life with the capital letters he writes him in and [...]

    13. You can t read this book, the fourth in the quartet of Tom Cox catoirs , without feeling the weight of sadness that it is nearing the end for The Bear aka mySADcat who died almost exactly a year ago Reading this book is therefore so much like reading an epitaph to the adventure It is also a return to the form of the first two books After the third book which I felt had lost its way somewhat from the story of a man living in with an uncontrollably increasing number of feline waifs and strays It [...]

    14. Totally one for all the cat lovers out there this is This is not said to exclude anyone but I think you have to be a bit of a cat person to appreciate Tom Cox s comedy and piss taking where living with a cat or cats is or are concerned Shipley one of Tom s cats and Tom s Dad are the scene stealers in this book Whilst what takes place in the story is funny enough but it s the inserts between each chapter that made me LOL for real there s Ten Short Conversations I Have Had With Cats , Advice For N [...]

    15. I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir of the author and his cats and I cannot wait to read his others I have enjoyed following him and his cats exploits online and it is satisfying to get a deeper look at these real life characters through his book Even though the Bear and Shipley are no longer with us, their stories will live on through these works and I appreciate that so much Also a shout out to the author s mother s wonderful artwork

    16. Firmly into a rhythm now, Cox describes the hecticness of normal life plus 4 cats to a tee Despite being under a great deal of stress, he writes with his characteristic wit and blunt charm, telling it like it is and pawing no punches Drama, mystery, excitement and suspense, all trundling along with a healthy dose of cynicism and sarcasm A heart warming read.

    17. Not sure how I came to request this book of short stories from the library It does have a waiting list Definitely a book a cat lover and anyone with an acquaintance with cats would like The book also involves selling a house and moving the challenges of rentals, especially with cats, and long commutes Some good observations about people, interesting descriptions about Devon, part of the West counties of England Otherwise, a bit fluffy Definitely a low stress book.

    18. Heartwarming hilarity in the form of simple, deftly observed daily adventures with a handful of cats Cox also excels at creating an evocative and endearing sense of place as for me, I immediately wanted to move to Devon the second the book was over.

    19. I am a cat person but even if I weren t, I would love this book And it s a poignant read now that poor old The Bear has passed on.It s a lot than the typical twee book about cats Tom Cox is an excellent writer and his cats are only a part a big part, OK of the general story It brought tears to my eyes sometimes of laughter, sometimes of sadness on than one occasion Especially the closing pages about dear George, who must surely be the soulmate of my own old Murrie.I m reading the books hopeles [...]

    20. Close Encounters of the Furred Kind Tom Cox 5 StarsFrom the HeartI ve had the privilege to share my life with many wonderful and beautiful cats who have filled my heart to the brim and left me broken by their departures And so I m going to dedicate this review to all of them jealous Whisky, noble Peter, affable Sam, skittish Bonnie, placid Coriander, dignified Laurence, anxious Kizzy, stray Ooshmi Two Shoes, sweet, sweet Charlie and my beautiful, regal Puzzle who so looks like the Bear every tim [...]

    21. Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central chicklitcentral The adventures of The Bear, Ralph, Shipley and Roscoe continue in this heart felt novel about the close bond a man has with his cats So much so, the cats have taken on very human like characteristics, particularly The Bear, who has a habit of gazing into your soul, making you feel stripped bare of everything you hold dear It sounds unnerving, but totally relatable Any cat owner can tell you, felines have a way of looking into the very cor [...]

    22. I won a copy of this book on it s publication in exchange for posting an honest review, thanks to Sphere for providing the prize.It has taken me a little while to get round to reading it simply because I like to read my borrowed library books first before any books I own, as it seems unfair to stockpile books other readers may be waiting for.I was thrilled to win this copy of Tom s latest book as I have read his previous catoirs and follow the adventures of his motley crew of cats on social medi [...]

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