After years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something more.
Enter Kit Kat and Lucy — stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year apart and each ask to move in. The antics and oddities of these two strong personalities wrapped in fur bring a new light to the farmhouse and DuPont’s life. Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, can purr her new human into a happier state of mind. Lucy, the playful, leaping Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air, makes her laugh.
From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other, to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive–and inspire DuPont in the process — this book is an energetic tale of cat and human foibles. Animals enrich our lives, and the heartwarming story of how Kit Kat and Lucy changed one woman’s world will leave readers enchanted.
Lonnie Hull DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer. She is the author of several books, including five compilations of animal stories under the pseudonym of Callie Smith Grant. A member of the Cat Writers Association, she lives in rural Michigan with her husband and their cats.
Experts agree that pets add significant benefits to a person’s life. In Kit Kat And Lucy, Lonnie Hull DuPont, illustrates this truth repeatedly as she details the lives of her pets, both past and present. DuPont experienced the love and comfort of cats, dogs and even a chicken! Comforting during grief and calming during emotional storms, her furry friends became important to her well-being, even as she helped them to overcome challenges. Throughout the book, DuPont stresses the importance of the animal-human connection. My husband, a veterinarian for 30+ years, sees these benefits daily. With its first person narrative and rural Michigan setting, this personal and homey account will appeal to fans of animals, especially cat lovers.
Audience: older teens and adults.
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(Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)