“The Confessions of a Catnip Junkie” by Allan Goldstein is the cat version of “On the Road”. The protagonist, Doo Doo the cat, a rescued feral, leaves the comforts of home for the whiff of his jones, catnip. Just as Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty made their way across America, Doo Doo finds well intentioned if not memorable characters as he travels from California to New York and back.
Two of his mates on the journey really stood out to me. Rass is a sewer cat who admires Doo Doo’s bravery and the two escape from the dark under world. The two learn from each other much in the way of Sal and Dean. The poignant meeting of a small airplane pilot and Doo Doo results in a mutual adoption, showing how much two creatures can need each other.
This a rare book that can make your belly laugh, audibly gasp OMC, and give you warm fuzzies all the way to your toes. This book was suggested by @SeabassCat as one we might like for #readpawty. I got the electronic version just to test it out. Two paragraphs and I was hooked.
“The Confessions of a Catnip Junkie” by Allan Goldstein gets four paws up and a big Maine Coon tail floof from me! You can find the printed book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. An electronic version is only available for the Kindle. You can read Alan’s blog here.
Please join #readpawty 20 February 2012 at 8 pm ET when we will discuss this wonderful book. Hope to see you there!
(P.S. I was very worried about what sort of name Doo Doo is for a jellicle cat. Fortunately, Doo Doo explains the origin of his name — it is the song that his female human sang to him. I was much relieved.)