The true story of how two quirky stray cats changed their adopted human forever.
After years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something more.
Enter Kit Kat and Lucy - stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year apart and ask to move in. The antics and oddities of these two strong personalities wrapped in fur bring a new light to the farmhouse and DuPont's life. Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, can purr her new human into a happier state of mind. Lucy, the playful, leaping Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air, makes her laugh.
From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive - and inspire DuPont in the process - this book is an energetic tale of cat and human foibles. Animals enrich our lives, and the heartwarming story of how Kit Kat and Lucy changed one woman's world will leave listeners enchanted.
What members say
I never even knew I was a Cat Person!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Kit Kat & Lucy?
The cardinal. I'm a believer. It happened to me too, with a bird who sat and sang near me. I have never seen that type of bird before or since.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The brave decision to say farewell to a beloved furbaby.
Any additional comments?
I loved this book in that I learned something about cats behaviors. And that I realize that animals do indeed, cause us to relax and regroup. Just by being the breed that they are, and acting as they do-we're rerouted to a better place in our minds just by observing and interacting. And they give us purpose, and routine, and somehow that is enough to bring us back from the brink. That love without question. Humans aren't wired that way.