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Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home

by Bob Tarte

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ISBN: 9781565129993
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Including a hard-to-manage stray named Frannie, the author confesses to allowing these interlopers to shape his and his wife's life, from their dining habits to their sleeping arrangements to the placement and furriness of their furniture. He begins seeing Frannie and the other cats as unlikely instructors in the art of achieving contentment.
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  • Paperback
    $26.43
ISBN: 9781565129993
ANNOTATION:
Including a hard-to-manage stray named Frannie, the author confesses to allowing these interlopers to shape his and his wife's life, from their dining habits to their sleeping arrangements to the placement and furriness of their furniture. He begins seeing Frannie and the other cats as unlikely instructors in the art of achieving contentment.

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Including a hard-to-manage stray named Frannie, the author confesses to allowing these interlopers to shape his and his wife's life, from their dining habits to their sleeping arrangements to the placement and furriness of their furniture. He begins seeing Frannie and the other cats as unlikely instructors in the art of achieving contentment.

Publisher Description

Kitty Cornered is raucous and witty and as heartwarming as a basket of kittens. I'm a bone-i-fied dog lover, but this book settles it: I'm getting a cat, or six." --Dan Dye, author of Amazing Gracie Bob Tarte had his first encounter with a cat when he was two and a half years old. He should have learned his lesson then, from Fluffy. But as he says, "I listened to my heart instead, and that always leads to trouble." In this tell-all of how the Tarte household grew from one recalcitrant cat to six--including a hard-to-manage stray named Frannie--Tarte confesses to allowing these interlopers to shape his and his wife's life, from their dining habits to their sleeping arrangements to the placement and furriness of their furniture. But more than that, Bob begins seeing Frannie and the other cats as unlikely instructors in the art of achieving contentment, even in the face of illness and injury. Bewitched by the unknowable nature of domesticated cats, he realizes that sometimes wildness and mystery are exactly what he needs. With the winning humor and uncanny ability to capture the soul of the animal world that made Enslaved by Ducks a success, Tarte shows us that life with animals gives us a way out of our narrow human perspective to glimpse something larger, more enduring, and more grounded in the simplicities of love--and catnip.

Author Biography

Bob Tarte wrote for "The Beat" magazine for twenty years. He has also written for the "New York Times", the "Boston Globe", the "Miami New Times, " the "Whole Earth Review", and other publications. He hosts the "What Were You Thinking? "podcast for petliferadio.com. He and his wife Linda live in Lowell, Michigan, and currently serve the whims of parrots, ducks, geese, parakeets, a rabbit, doves, hens, one turkey, and way too many cats.

Product Details

Author
Bob Tarte
Short Title
KITTY CORNERED
Pages
288
Publisher
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Language
English
ISBN-10
1565129997
ISBN-13
9781565129993
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Residence
Lowell, MI, US
Year
2013
Publication Date
2013-02-15
Subtitle
How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home
Audience
General/Trade