A Cuddle of Cats is a charming collection of poetry that captures cats in all their moods and peculiarities - not to mention a few human quirks along the way. There is Daisy the boy, for example, who rises above an identity crisis with enviable nonchalance; Portia, who manages to snatch a blissful existence from a dodgy start in life; the Persian spy, who dominates the Kremlin during the Cold War; the veterans of the Residents' Lounge and many, many more. Benjamin Wobble, a hero of earlier volumes, makes a welcome reappearance, as do Tiny Trixie-Tribble and Spitfire, the ageing wild cat who takes everything that is on offer with a heartwarmingly gracious grumble. Most of the rhymes and recollections are amusing; a few touch upon the sadder consequences of loving things, but the book is, above all things, a celebration of the special relationships we enjoy with these fascinating creatures. A Cuddle of Cats is a heartwarming collection that will make the perfect addition to any animal lover's bookshelf.
Heather Cook has fostered and found homes for unwanted cats and kittens for Cats Protection for nearly thirty years. She was honoured to be chosen as the charity's Volunteer of the Year in 2011. Heather has previously published several other feline-focused books with Matador: Evie's Diary (2012), Paws for Thought (2013), From Sidcup with Purrs?(2014) and The Old, The Mad and the Wobbly (2015).