The Good, the Bad, and the Furry

The Good, the Bad, and the Furry

Life With the World's Most Melancholy Cat

Book - 2015 | First U.S. edition.
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Humorous and endearing, The Good, the Bad and the Furry is a heartwarming memoir about a man at the mercy of his unpredictable, demanding and endlessly lovable cats.

Meet The Bear--a cat who carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, and whose wise, owl-like eyes seem to ask, Can you tell me why I am a cat please? Like many intellectuals, The Bear would prefer a life of quiet solitude with plenty of time to gaze forlornly into space and contemplate society's ills. Unfortunately, he is destined to spend his days surrounded by felines of a significantly lower IQ.

There is Janet, a large man cat who often accidentally sets fire to his tail by walking too close to lighted candles; Ralph, a preening tabby who enjoys meowing his own name at 5AM; and Shipley, Ralph's brother, who steals soup but is generally relaxed once you pick him up and turn him upside down.

And then there's Tom Cox, writing with wit and charm about the unexpected adventures that go hand-in-hand with a life at the beck and call of four cats.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250063243
Branch Call Number: 636.8092
Characteristics: 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Apr 26, 2017

A must read if you are a cat person. I had a cat just like "the bear" and am familiar with the 'woe is me' soulful look.

I liked the stories about each individual cat as well as how they interact with their humans and other cats. You never know who or what is going to come in that cat door!

There are also some amusing hand drawn diagrams such as the sleep wheel of a cat person that includes 'listening to cats scratching carpet to get into the bedroom' and 'listening to cat throw up'.

If you like this book, make sure to check out others from the author. They are just as good.

Dec 01, 2015

Tom Cox is a very funny writer. He has written three other cat titles: Talk to the Tail (2011),
Under the Paw (2008) and Close Encounters of the Furred Kind (2015). Not currently available here.

Each of these would be a great asset to the library.


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