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Call of the Cats : What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony
by Andrew Bloomfield


Overview - When aspiring screenwriter Andrew Bloomfield moved into a bungalow in Southern California he soon discovered that he shared the property with a large colony of feral cats -- untamed, uninterested in human touch, not purring pets in waiting. But after a midnight attack by predators that decimated yet another litter of kittens, Bloomfield decided to intervene.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When aspiring screenwriter Andrew Bloomfield moved into a bungalow in Southern California he soon discovered that he shared the property with a large colony of feral cats -- untamed, uninterested in human touch, not purring pets in waiting. But after a midnight attack by predators that decimated yet another litter of kittens, Bloomfield decided to intervene. He began to name and nurse, feed and house, rescue and neuter. Drawing on his time living in Asia among spiritual teachers, he takes us on the contemplative, humorous, and poignant journey of saving these cats, only to find it was they who saved him by revealing a world of meaning beyond his unrealized Hollywood dreams.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608683987
  • ISBN-10: 1608683982
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > Pets > Cats - General
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

After trekking through India and Nepal seeking enlightenment, first-time author Bloomfield found himself homeless and unemployed in Hollywood. At his lowest point, he, like a stray cat, was taken in by a former flame and her sister, who were looking for a housemate. Bloomfield discovered a feral cat colony flourishing behind the house, and began rescuing the cats after witnessing too many deaths from predators and disease. Weaving in stories and superstitions of cats throughout history, Bloomfield tells how he, in caring for the fiercely independent and sometimes ungrateful felines, came to the enlightenment that had previously eluded him. Readers with a strong interest in mysticism may find Bloomfields approach to tending to the cats more appealing than more down-to-earth cat lovers, but his deep commitment to the cats he rescued is obvious to all. (Nov.)

 
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