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!
Spitty the Kitty says
Geez, and I thought my name was bad. Doo Doo. Huh. I am going to stop complaining.
The Island Cats says
This sounds like a great book! We’re gonna have our mom check it out!
Fraidy Cats says
Sounds like a great book – and what a cool idea for a book! Another for our reading list 🙂
Pip, SMidgie, Minnie, Hollie
Sounds like a page turning thriller!
Emma and Buster says
oh my mama is excited about this book. i think she’ll have someone give this to her for christmas.
That does sound pretty good Sparkle, we will add it to our list!
We think that sounds like a good book but our mommy is stuck on the fact he got lost in the first place! That’s her worst nightmare and she has a panic attack just thinking about it. Glad there was a happy ending though!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
Sounds like quite a tale
We love Luna says
This is an amazing review, I’m really curious about this book!
Thanks so much,
Faz the Cat says
That sounds like a great story. FAZ
Hannah and Lucy says
That sounds like a good read – we’ll tell mum all about it.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Cat's Cats says
It sounds like a great story!!!
Now that sounds like a good book. M is getting dat one for sure.
Max the Quilt Cat says
With the kitty named Doo Doo…I just gotta read this book… MOL
Karen and Gerard says
Now this is one I would like to read. Adding it to my TBR.
Mr Puddy says
Sound interesting for me ! cause I’m not really believe he can be charm and good looks than me ! Must Read to proof it !
it is amazing how cats find their way home. I had one disappear for 3 months and then just showed up.
Sparkle, your amazon button at the bottom of the post is not working. I tried to see how much the book cost.
I tested the link on two different browsers and it works for me. Maybe it was just a temporary glitch.
Sounds like what happened to a friend. Her cat had jumped into the van of the plumber and lots of km farer escaped where the pluber lived. They did everything possible to find the cat, without success and suddenly after 4 months the cat came into the kitchen door ! Amazing !