The Confessions of a Catnip Junkie
By Allan Goldstein
Have you ever read those news accounts of cats who disappeared from home for months, maybe years, only to return right back where they came from? Did you ever wonder what they were up to during all that time they were gone? Then you will want to read this novel because that is exactly the tale that unfolds before you: Doo Doo made the unfortunate mistake of escaping from his human’s Jeep after a trip to the vet and through fate, happenstance and the whims of a number of misguided humans (and cats), found himself on a wild trek that took him from San Francisco to New York and back again. During the year he was gone, a number of strangers thought he belonged to them — he even wound up with several different names: Rusty, Lucky, Fido — but Doo Doo knew that his one true family was the couple he so carelessly left in the first place. Oh, and let us not forget his occasional forays into the depths of his favorite foliage: catnip.
Because of his charm and good looks, Doo Doo is able to manipulate any number of humans to get his way, which is to get him on his way home. If it sounds like this guy is a special kind of kitty, he is. And before you start thinking that he is a work of fiction dreamt up by pro writer Goldstein, guess again: Doo Doo was a real, live kitty, and he and Goldstein were on intimate terms. Doo Doo’s story is full of excitement, emotion and felinity, a book you’ll be reluctant to put down. I give it four paws up!