Cat-ching My Eye and Adding a Tear


I have been too busy to post just lately, what with reformatting and editing books for patient (becoming im-) writers, dealing with kids on holiday, and swinging through trees like Tarzan-with-a-chainsaw. Today I took the opportunity to dash off to the fleamarket for a  break, and while there a book featuring a picture of a cat on the cover took my eye.  I read the back and front matter, then turned to the first page. I have a number of potentially good books unread, and am short of shelf-space, so I do not buy books as a rule…

However, end of Prologue later, after having suddenly developed dust in my eyes or something, I bought this one.

Here is a foretaste:

© June 2018 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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11 Responses to Cat-ching My Eye and Adding a Tear

  1. Sounds real and beautiful…..our debt to animals in so many ways is unceasing and never-ending… and rarely acknowledged…
    I watch the love between a rescued dog and my quadraplegic step- grand daughter and it too brings tears to my eyes…

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  2. I’ve never thought of it as “dust in my eyes”; lovely!

    May I borrow it from time to time? Specially when I read about dogs.

    I promise not to misuse it!

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  3. Robbie Yates says:

    That story sounds wonderful. It’s amazing what therapy animals can do. 😊

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  4. toutparmoi says:

    This rings a bell with me – I’m sure I’ve read about George, Ben, and Julia before, maybe in an English online newspaper? The book sounds well worth reading.

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    • colonialist says:

      I think the story has been well repeated — and I do know, for example that it appeared in the Mail and Guardian. Much Better Half has already stayed up late last night to read it and agrees it is touching and lovely.

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