Short Stories and Poems for the Cat Lover
The heartwarming collection of stories based Keith and Hayley's real life pets. The cute and charming short stories will make your imagination take flight as you witness firsthand how pets see life in their eyes. Everyday tasks that you and I take for granted turn into feats of adventure for these curious felines. The inspirational poetry will win over your heart and promises to never be forgotten. This book will find a permanent place inside your heart.
General Theme | Plot Character Development
I initially chose to review Caticles because I loved stories based upon the antics of animals. I think it is natural to wonder what our pet is doing when we are not around. What is the dog doing when we go to dinner? What possesses a cat to run around at four in the morning?
Upon opening the book, I noticed that Shaver added a bit of advice to the care of our furry family members. The advice is sound, and most of the problematic behavior that is associated with cats comes from a misunderstanding of the animal, and it reminds me of something that you would hear from Jackson Galaxy. However, the advice section quickly turns humorous as it is from the cat’s perspective.
The short stories revolve around four cats, and each of these cats is owned by the Shavers. As with any animal, each cat has their individual personality. It is these characteristics that the authors pursue throughout the anthology.
Although I enjoyed the interactions of the cats, the pacing seems to be set too quick for me. Also, I feel the writing is repetitive. For example, the word string in the following paragraph felt repeated. For once Cleo is not interested in the food, but in the string. She just has to try to catch the string. Maybe her owner would praise her for a job well done. She is imagining placing the string on her pillow as a present to her owner. (The Caticles, Page 11).
My favorite character was Cleo. I felt horrible for the cat in a particular part of the anthology being stuck there with her nemesis, and the character that I loved to dislike was Milo.
I would recommend The Caticles to anyone who loves to read about the personification of cats.