Friday, September 19, 2008

Roscoe, Review and Award



Monday would have been Opus & Roscoe's 13th birthday celebration. Unfortunately, Roscoe died last week, so Opus is holding a wake in celebration of his brother's life. Everyone is invited to participate with memories, photos, a card or a poem. You can read about the details on Cat Naps in Italy.

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We finished a book a couple of months ago that we were supposed to review but, unfortunately, we found it buried in the to-do pile, so we’re a little late. Since all the others blogged on it a while ago, perhaps someone new will read this late one. We hope so, because then we aren't late, we're on time.

The book is Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox. It’s published by Simon & Shuster UK.

First of all, if you think this is going to be one of those cutesy stories of baby talk and snuggles, you’ll be disappointed. It’s written from the point of view of a man, specifically one who seems confused as to how he ended up becoming a cat person. But then, many would be confused too, if their first major adult encounter with a cat was with a pseudo psycho one named The Bear which belonged to a girlfriend’s ex.

Tom tells about his male cat named Janet (so named by mistake), Monty, Shirley, Ralph, etc. As you can probably guess, The Bear comes to hold a special place in his heart. Such is the magic of a feline’s wiles.

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Team Tabby graciously gave us a couple of awards.


We would like to pass these on to Zoolatry, The Meezers (Sammy, Miles & Billy), and the Ballicus Blog (Chairman Mao, Brainball, Dorydoo & Marilyn).

28 comments:

  1. You are on time, we haven't heard of, Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox. It sounds very good we are going to ask Mommy to get it for us. Thank you for telling us about it. ~S,S & C

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  2. We didn't know about that book either. It sounds good.
    Concats on your awards.

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  3. YAY!!! FANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!! we is so happy!

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  4. We love you Jan's Funny Farm. Happy Funny Farm Friday!
    -Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

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  5. We iz haffin hard tim too, but mez finks we haz ideas!

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  6. thanks fur telling us abowt Roscoe's wake AND the book-which we nevur read reevews on until yers! Yoo all are full of infurmashun.

    And we red skeezix's powst tribuoote to yer grate blog. he enkurraged us to visit and aftur reeding sevural powsts wure defunatlie adding yoo all to owr rownds. We may not comment evaryday, but we defunatlie will be stopping by evaryday!!!!

    Whoohoo, thanks fur takin the time to share yer "happunings" with us

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  7. We've never heard of that book. Mom will keep her eye out for it, it sounds good!

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  8. We're gonna have to check out that book...

    And congrats on your awards! They are well deserved!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

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  9. Thank goodness you said something - Mommy ordered that book and has forgotten to read it to us! Now we're really looking forward to it!

    Concatulations on your awards!

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  10. Oh, no ... not Roscoe, too.
    DMM

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  11. We haven't heard of that book either. We will look for that one, thanks.

    Mindy & Moe

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  12. Congratulations on your awards.

    That sounds like a very interesting book. I must get my mom to read it to me.

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  13. do one of yoo know how to yoose the fone? If so--
    CALL A PLUMMUR!!
    cause we just herd that yer lady was happilie crying on the keeybord aftur reeding the skeezix post.

    If yoo can't yoose the fone than gang up and push hur away frum the keeybord so it stays werking. Hurry!!!

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  14. Wow, congratulations on your awards. My mom thought she had a "farm" but you have an even bigger one. There are 2 dawgs, 2 cats and a bird inside my dawg house. A chicken and 5 stray cats outside. My mom has gotten 3 of the strays "fixed" and is about to catch the two new ones. It's kinda fun to live on a "farm". Thank you so much for stopping by to support us during our very, very sad time. We appreciated all your prayers.

    Pedro

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  15. congrats on your awards!! we haven't read that book yet. it is on mommy's list, but she keeps getting sidetracked!

    i love your ideas to save the environment. we think they are very clever. cute poses too

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  16. Oh, that sounds like a wunnerful book! Momma's gonna have to put it on her to-read list. Did you know that Momma and Daddy thoughted Brainball was a gurl fur years before they figyured out he's a boy? And that was made wurse cuz a vet misidenfifyed him, too cuz of alla his FUZZ!

    ConCATulashuns on yur awardies! They are so well deserved. And thankies fur passin 'em on to us Ballicai! We are furry honured!

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

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  17. That sounds like a really good book all you funny farmers! Congratulations on the awards..and I'm sure glad you're staying around to receive them.

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  18. We at the Morning Scratch are delighted you decided to keep blogging!

    And, I mean, look at us. We blog when we can. You can do the same! It's OK. We are all still here for each other no matter how often you get to the blog.

    Purrs from us!

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  19. Arrrr! That be a jam-packed post wif lots 'o information thar! We is glad ye did not retire! Maybe ye ought to fink about bloggin' only on certain days of da week or once a month . . . bloggin' should be fun!

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  20. Congrats on those awards!!!
    Nice book review too! We understand how life sometimes gets in the way!!
    It all gets done when it gets done ;)
    Purrs Mickey
    Purrs for Roscoe's family too.

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  21. We didn't know Roscoe well, but he was a very impawtant part of the Cat Blogosphere.

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  22. I saw Skeezix' post about you not blogging as much. I totally understand. I have to share my blog with my pet human because mine was taking too much time. Now we share.

    I do hope to see you at Fred's World every now and then!

    Luv,
    Skittles, The Huntress

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  23. Hello all...thanks so much for sending mom and Winton such nice words!!! We know they really appreciate it!!

    Kodak, Winton, 3 Perf, Blossom and mom

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  24. Dem iz nice watdz!

    I iz sad when kitty kat Roscoe goez to kitty katz heaben. I iz sorry for Roscoe kitty katz' hoomin bean. OK?

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  25. Congratulations on your awards! Thanks for sharing the book review and for letting us know about Roscoe's wake.

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  26. Mom and I will say a prayer for Roscoe. =^..^=

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  27. Congratulations on your awards! They're very well deserved.

    I hope all of you are having a great weekend :-)

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  28. concats on tha awards.

    that sownds lyk a grate buk. not many man confess ta lufin kitties but it takes a real man ta luf a kitty. he sownds nise.

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