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Cats in Charge: A Siamese Saga in the West Country
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Cats in Charge: A Siamese Saga in the West Country
by Lawrence, Dr Philip K

"Be careful of what you wish for, especially if it is a feline that comes from the kingdom of Siam." Cats in Charge is a tale of how besotted pet owners can be taken over by bossy Siamese cats, reduced to mere servants in their own household. Full of amusing anecdotes of the antics of the crafty Siamese, the book creates a feeling of wellbeing, focusing on the positive and life affirming aspects of these charming animals. Inspired by the writings of Doreen Tovey, who wrote 8 books about her Siamese cats and life in a Somerset village, Cats in Charge re-ignites interest in this style of sentimental story about interesting and beloved pets. The three feline amigos in Cats in Charge are remarkably different; Coco, the elder female, likes her creature comforts and can become very truculent when food does not appear at the right time.

Leo, a black oriental Siamese, is fundamentally bonkers, as well as looking just like Dobby from the Harry Potter films. The Lawrence's discover that Leo has a different approach to food from Coco; when he is hungry he just steals something, like a leg of lamb. The arrival of a kitten, Emily, to the trio makes Leo even more skittish and they charge around the house like runners in some demented steeplechase. Cats in Charge can be enjoyed by any cat lover, as well as fans of true animal stories, biographies and humour.

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Publication date: 2014

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9781784620189

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:360

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