I read two books for this month's #readpawty. The first one was "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, Or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat" by Gwen Cooper. Ms. Cooper writes about Homer, the kitty she took in as a little bitty kitten who had to have his eyes removed when he was very young.
The title really sums up the book. Ms. Cooper is (for most of the book) a single gal living with three cats. Her kitties, the focus being mainly on Homer, teach her about love and what is important in life. All three cats have very different personalities and they all have lessons to offer about life. Specifically, Homer shows her that, even though he is blind, lack of sight does not lessen his enjoyment of life. He is a happy cat and believes there is no other way to be.
There are wonderful stories in the book; some made me and Mom laugh and some made us cry. Have your tissues handy when you read about their experiences on September 11, 12, and 13, 2001. Ms. Cooper shows the kind of passion many pet parents feel for their fur-kids. Fortunately, we have never had to go through a tragedy like they did, but I think my mom would try just as hard to keep me safe.
If you are interested in getting to know Homer, you can follow him on Twitter. Also, he was featured on a recent episode of "Cats 101" on Animal Planet! He's a really cool cat and I'm glad I've gotten to know him even better by reading his mom's book about him. Homer and his mom deserve extra *nosetaps*.