Lost Cat A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology by Caroline Paul is a perfect vacation read. Fun, easy, entertaining, humorous and colorful (yes there are pictures and diagrams!)
The story chronicles the real life experience of author Caroline Paul, who upon recovering from an accident must also search for one of her cats who goes missing, making an already unpleasant situation even worse. Not yet fully recovered, Caroline enlists the help of her friends to flyer her neighborhood in San Francisco imagining the worst, she even consults a pet psychic to aid in the search and help ease her mind that Tibby is alive and well…moonlighting as another families cat.
After a fruitless search and five weeks later Tibby comes home, sending a determined Caroline on another mission – to find out where her cat had been. She comes up with the idea to attach a small GPS device to Tibby’s collar to track his movements when he is outside but becomes frustrated when the device returns images of maps that are full of crazy lines, making it impossible to see where he has been. Next comes the CatCam, which is able to take a series of photos of Tibby’s outside adventures, however it reveals no details about his other life.
The author also experiences the loss of her other cat Fibby, which in a way becomes a catalyst for going back to Tibby’s GPS maps, her partner then devising a system to finally make sense of all the crazy lines narrowing the cats whereabouts down to a few suspect homes.
The authors final attempts to find out who the suspect “catnappers” are pay off as she is forced to knock on doors and speak to neighbors.
Lost Cat A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology is a brilliant book full off great illustrations and pictures that are funny and witty, a perfect accompaniment to a story cat owners the world over can relate to. The book brought a smile to my face and it’s guaranteed to do the same for any cat lover.
I admit to reading Lost Cat A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology in one day, and it has very easily earned a place on my Favorite Cat Themed Books List, be sure to pick it up.