Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tammy The Little Cat With a Big Attitude by Liane Carter

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Book Details:

Book Title: Tammy The Little Cat With a Big Attitude by Liane Carter
Category: Adult Non-fiction, 140 pages
Genre: Pets / Memoir (told from cat's perspective)
Publisher: Independently published
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tour dates: Nov 26 to Dec 21, 2018
Content Rating: PG (mild language - "hell", "bloody")

Book Description:

I was snatched from my mum when I was only two weeks old, and what happened next was bigger than any kitten could imagine.

"A gently witty and charming story which draws the reader in from the word 'go' to a truly entrancing feline perspective on human well-intentioned but frequently misguided behaviour when taking on a new pet."
- Mary Ashton, retired veterinary surgeon

"A heart-warming story that really has unique perspective on the ever-important animal-human bond (and how our pets really feel about us)."
- Sommer Pari, licensed veterinary technician



The Lessons I’ve Learned

Your heart tends to spread in all sorts of directions when you share your life with an animal. It opens so wide you have no hope of closing it again. The love forcing itself to erupt through your ribcage actually physically hurts sometimes.

Without question, for me, one of the reasons is because animals love unconditionally and therefore we feel safe in the relationship to be our true soul-self and love them unconditionally too. I believe they are showing us, teaching us that this is our natural state when we suspend fear, and how glorious it feels - albeit painful at times too to feel how big we can love. Among all the gifts animals give us, this for me is their greatest teaching: opening our eyes and hearts and minds to the truth - that we are capable of giving and receiving limitless love.

Tammy, my very unusual cat, taught me many things on our journey together. Not only was she so choosy about humans that I felt VERY privileged to be loved by her, she made me aware of my flaws. I was selfish in wanting a kitten and didn’t think about how it was for her.

She then taught me patience when she refused to interact with us for weeks. I realized I had no desire to have her live any other way than she wanted or needed.
Tammy gave me the glorious gift of accepting a best friend’s behaviours, no matter how embarrassed you may feel, and dropping the need to explain on their behalf: she - my best friend - would ignore or attack many of those I loved. If she didn’t care for them, they knew it!
I learned how opposites can love each other: despite our very different personalities, our souls sang at the sight and in the presence of each other.

Tammy made me laugh so much, especially at times in my life when I really did not feel like laughing. She knew what I needed and taught me a daily dose of laughter is necessary for me.




To read more reviews, please visit Liane Carter's page on iRead Book Tours.


Buy the Book:





Told through alternating viewpoints, one being the voice of Tammy, the kitten taken prematurely from her mum and offered up in a pet store for five pounds, the other starts as a 16 year old girl, Liane, who Tammy perceives as a giant. 
We get to travel along Tammy`s life journey as both she and Liane grow and learn about the world.
Interesting perspective. The author is creative in her thoughts about how Tammy sees the world.
I will warn you that this book does end as do the lives of many of our beloved companions.
Your emotions may get a work out. That does include smiles.



Please come back in December to read my review of Darcy: The Dog Who Talked


Meet the Author:





Devoted to giving her readers smiles, tears and tension in both her poignant non-fiction and fast-paced fantasy adventures, Liane Carter bares her soul. Author of The Chronicles of Joya, The Dream Devils, Darcy: The Dog Who Talked and Tammy: The Little Cat With A Big Attitude, she has written features and a weekly column for Costa Blanca News, articles for Writing Magazine, and has taught over 150 writing workshops. She pours her innate joy into her books and also expresses it in nature, playing instruments, creating art and dancing.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review! Best wishes, Liane

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