You might remember me posting about the TV series My Cat From Hell a few weeks ago. It’s a great programme with cat behaviour expert Jackson Galaxy. Jackson also has a book out – Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean and I read it last week.
The book isn’t just a book about cats, it’s Jackson’s story about how cats (and one in particular) helped him change his life. Jackson describes himself as broken; he was an addict and in a pretty bad place in life. His quest to improve the life of his cat Benny helped him to improve his own life and it is a very touching story. The last chapter had me in floods of tears and I don’t think anyone could read it without crying so be warned, you’ll need tissues!
I really admire the bravery of Jackson to write about such deep and personal issues and I’m glad he has. Before cats came into my life, I was broken. I was in such a dark place and was going nowhere. Pixie turned my life around, gave me something to live for. Looking after a tiny little kitten was what I needed to show me that life could be good. She filled my days (and still does) with love and fun. I’m really not sure I would still be here without Pixie, she saved my life. It’s because of this that I can relate to this book so much.
So whilst there are lots of great tips about cats and their behaviour in the book, if you’re looking for something that’s just a guide to cats then this is the wrong book for you. But, if you want to read about how these tiny little animals can have such huge impacts on the lives of people then it’s a great read. I am sure so many of you with cats can relate to how much cats enrich and improve our lives and this book shows how they really are little miracles.