12/30/12 ** What would Christmas be without several books? Well, it's not a critical issues book, it's not beautifully illustrated with fine art. It IS about a cat with "tons" of personality, and very cat-like comic-style illustrations, and it has a signed book plate.
The author's note makes a distinction between haiku (5-7-5 syllables about nature) and senryu (5-7-5 syllables that focus on the foibles of human -or cat - nature). This book follows the life of a cat from the shelter, to the adoption, the car ride, the hiding under the couch, and finally the claiming of the Boy, who belongs to the cat.
A must-read for pet lovers.