As a little change of pace, I've got a book review for you! This book is by blogger Dee Ready, who blogs at Coming Home to Myself. If you haven't visited Dee's blog, you must! She has led such a rich life and has so many stories to share.
Okay, so now for the review of:
A Cat’s Legacy: Dulcy’s Story
by Dulcy & Dee Ready
I am delighted to review and recommend this wonderful book! It’s a slim volume at just 76 pages, yet it is packed with wisdom, love and spirituality. Yes, Dulcy is a very spiritual cat!
At first you might think, “Oh, how cute! A book supposedly written by a cat and her owner – I’ll get that for my cat-loving friends.”
But please don’t underestimate this book, because it is SO much more than that. It’s about longing and disappointment; it’s about hurt and heartache. It’s about caring, compassion and commitment. Most of all, this book is about love and learning to trust in love. It’s a love story and it’s a handbook for LIFE.
Dulcy’s commitment to loving her human, whom she hopes with all her heart will someday also love only her, is moving and poignant. Dulcy is wise, she is proud and sassy, she is steadfast and true. She is clear about who she is and what she wants. We are mere humans, and so it is Dee who must learn from the example that Dulcy sets.
Dulcy and Dee’s lifetime together unfolds through 12 chapters in which Dulcy reveals her feline wisdom, meant to be helpful to “kits and cats,” and Dee shares how Dulcy’s guidance transcends species and can help us human beings live richer, more loving lives.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from the book:
Dulcy: “Find your heartwish and begin to dream. Everything is possible for a kit – or cat – who dreams.”
Dee: “…Given freely, love can make us unique .... But more than my love has made Dulcy special. She knows how to listen and how to give delight. She knows the possibilities of silence. But most of all, she knows herself to be loveable.”
Dulcy: “I am old now and one day the great god of cats will call me. But I have planted memories in my human’s heart. When I am gone, she will discover them there, and they will comfort her.”
Dee: “How can we let another see the deepest, darkest secrets of our life? How can we let another see the yearning, the longing, the dreams, the heartwishes? … How can we step off the cliff and trust ourselves to the abyss of another’s love?”
As you can see from just these few snippets, the book is beautifully written. Dulcy’s personality is so real and vivid that you will quickly forget she is a cat! And there are many, many more beautifully expressed words of wisdom for life from both cat and human, but I want you to have the chance to read them for yourself.
I really loved this book – so much so, that writing this review made me want to read it again - which I am doing!.
So YES, this is a GREAT book to give to your cat-loving friends, but it’s simply a wonderful book all around. I hope that you’ll enjoy it for yourself too.
The book is available in paperback and ebook from Amazon.com. Here are the links:
A Cat’s Legacy: Dulcy’s Story - Paperback
A Cat's Legacy: Dulcy's Story - Ebook
Dee's Blog: Coming Home to Myself