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  1. says:

    1 This really isn t a Christmas book The cat of the title was rescued on Christmas Eve It has a Christmas name Polar Bear Methinks it was packaged for the money spending holiday back when bookstores were bursting with buyers eager for new stories aboutcats.2 This cat was rescued from a Manhattan street in 1977 1977 NYC at its filthiest, dimmest, and scariest Before the Yuppies arrived Poor grimy cat.3 This was written B.C.O.N Before Cats On Internet Cleveland Amory was a pioneer in animal protection and he wrote several engaging books about Polar Bear If he was writing today, there would be cute little GIFs about Polar Bear, with dancing reindeer 4 This is written under chapters titled as, His Foreign Policy, His Hollywood, His Fitness Programyou get the picture Polar Bear OWNED Mr Amory 5 Okay I really like this book Any human who sacrifices their lifestyle to rescue a 1977 New York feline is okay with me Itty bitty witty kitty.Book Season Winter duh


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    Although the book is obviously packaged as a Christmas read, the only Christmassy aspect is the Christmas Eve rescue However, the feel goodness contributed to the Christmas cheer.For me, this was a strange book I normally gag over books that promote the author s causes, but Amory does a wonderful job of focusing on his cat, not himself and only slipping in his causes where they actually pertain to the story Unlike other pet memoirs I ve read he doesn t grouse about his divorce, pat himself on the back or wallow in other obnoxious behavior Another strange aspect of this book is that Polar Bear isn t an exceptional cat by Amory s own admission He doesn t retrieve like one of my cats, or come when called like all my cats, or do anything that could really be bragged about But he s not boring thanks to Amory s wit and ability to write about Polar Bear s hijinks in an entertaining way He even knows how to drop names in a non repulsive way, ieDoris Day, Cary Grant Add to that the fact that he keeps the book short, knowing his audience s attention span for a talentless but sweet, wonderful kitty This isn t a book that I would re read, hence no 5 star rating, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first reading and recommend it to other cat lovers for an entertaining read as well as a blast from the past.4.0 star spangled kitties


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    January 1, 1988Was there any question that I would have a copy of a book about a grumpy guy who gets a cat for Christmas Or that I would like it If I had my druthers all grumpy people would be given a new pet As would all non grumpy people December 27, 2014For the record, I should point out that Amory is a sweetheart, despite his self description as a curmudgeon, who has devoted a tremendous amount of his time and energy to The Fund for Animals I actually liked the bits about The Fund even than the history of cats or the personal anecdotes The anecdotes reveal him to be a bit Andy Rooneyish in his grumbles.Personal, signed copy.


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    This is a happy cat and man story, minus any clich s and we get far out of it than we can guess For example, as someone who has deemed euthanasia unacceptable my whole life, I manifestly avoid reading of it Delightfully Cleveland Amory repudiated books like that He updates us reassuringly, ten years from this 1977 story Polar Bear is alive and well, thank you very much The Cat Who Came For Christmas does not recycle a non animal person accepting a kitty We are treated to a year of Polar Bear s highly eventful arrival, starting and closing at Christmas like the title reads I am baffled by anyone not appreciating the tremendous originality and quality, with five stars.An old professional hand is the first thing we notice I cannot believe I was unfamiliar with Cleveland, who informs us He has made his living as an author since before we were born The two most important traits in books is not getting a worn out ditty and writing that is gifted enough to stop us in our tracks I unceasingly laughed aloud, the literal meaning of a tiresome expression, at cleverness commensurate with his writing prowess Gosh, I see a fund of phraseology that has gone into disuse Even when Cleveland takes up a few historical tangents, his finesse turns every sentence to gold a pleasure to read That he is hilarious into the bargain, is icing on an already impressive cake.Seeing who Cleveland was in the animal activism milieu, bowls me over doubly for not knowing him He chaired the Fund For Animals, got Paul Watson captaining the Sea Shepherd, and knew the guy who founded PETA He was well connected to animal advocate actors, like Jean Stapleton and Katherine Hepburn Polar Bear was present through some astonishingly historically pivotal meetings Merry Christmas, everyone and God bless you.


  5. says:

    My Mom gave me this book when it was first published in 1987 and I am ashamed to say that I just read it for the first time this year as part of my Christmas book extravaganza Sorry Mom I loved it Cleveland Amory, a self professed dog lover, becomes owned by Polar Bear the cat after rescuing said cat on Christmas Eve in 1977 He writes about his experiences with Polar Bear with great wit and humor, nailing so much others of us experience who are owned by cats He also was an early animal rights activist and tells of brave acts to rescue whales, baby seals and Grand Canyon burros He uses his prominence and his pen to further his cause through his Fund for Animals and Black Beauty Ranch, an animal sanctuary in East Texas That they both are going concerns today is a testimony to his dedication It s touching to me that he developed his love for animals and was set on his path after reading Black Beauty as a boy.


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    I got about halfway through and had to stop, because i just don t like it I thought it was going to be about this cat, but most of it is about the author s part in the Fund for Animals, the history of cats and famous cats, and how many famous people the author knows The author calls himself a curmudgeon, and he certainly is one He also comes across as arrogant His writing style is very annoying For example, here is a short excerpt from the first page To anyone who has ever been owned by a cat, it will come as no surprise that there are all sorts of things about your cat you will never, as long as you live, forget A lot of his sentences are very long, and with unnecessary additions that make it hard to follow Also he does things like talk for two pages of the Beverly Hills Hotel and all the famous people who have been there I usually finish a book, even if I don t like them, but I just couldn t take it any longer.


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    Cats seem to realize, early on, that their task of training us is not going to be an easy one and can only be accomplished with extraordinary resolution and dedication on their part A charming and fun read for the most part Thank you, Sharon, for suggesting it From the naming of Polar Bear to an extended stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel to feline fitness regimes or lack thereof there s always a good giggle to be found A cat who dislikes his name can go through his entire lifetime without ever, even by careless mistake, acknowledging that he has ever heard it before, let alone recognizing, in an acceptable manner known to humankind that it could in any way have any possible connection to him The memoir portions of The Cat who came for Christmas are endearing and often humorous in the most persnickety ways of servitude cohabitation with a feline Anyone who has ever had the gracious privilege of being owned by a cat will readily identify with Amory s experiences I became convinced, that a cat, unless trained at kittendom, ranked as a fellow traveler on long trips somewhere above alligators and orangutans, but well below quarrelsome children, sick goldfish, and compact automobiles Convenient and not the least bit sly, wedged into Amory s otherwise lighthearted memoir are dissertations on animal rights and The Animal Fund organization that Amory founded, and a few interesting though rather dry and long in the tooth historical feline tidbits Then too, Amory s writing style is a bit grammatically catawampus And there are so many asides woven with copious amounts of commas that it jilts the reading flow a flow akin to New York City traffic In summation, this is what I call a three star pick and choose smorgasbord book Select morsels that suit your palate and skip over less tastier tidbits.


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    In the late 1970s Amory was a bona fide animal lover he d founded the NYC based Fund for Animals, after all but didn t have a pet of his own until he was involved in the rescue of an unprepossessing stray one Christmas Polar Bear, the cat who would introduce his fussy habits to a bachelor s household and complicate his life in all kinds of ways Cat owners will recognize so many things the 3 a.m bowl emptying snack, testy relations with various other species but I found the book strangely belabored and irrelevant as it goes into the history of the domestic cat, the business of naming cats, and Amory s travels on behalf of the Fund.Favorite lines For an animal person, an animal less home is no home at all The fact is that most cats, most of the time, have already met everybody they care to meet Reviewed with four other cat books on my blog, Bookish Beck.


  9. says:

    I did not know until reading this book that Cleveland Amory is a lifelong animal activist, and this book was as much about that as it was about Polar Bear, the cat Amory helped rescue on Christmas Eve, the cat he a dog lover decided to keep instead of just shelter overnight, and the inevitable discovery that people do not own cats but are owned by them.


  10. says:

    I usually like Cleveland Amory s writing but I just couldn t get into this book I was expecting a cute Christmas story about a cat but this for me was just a too detailed book about a wild cat who he unexpectedly helped catch and kept I gave up after a couple of very slow reading chapters since I was looking forward to something it wasn t.


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