A Cat Abroad is the second in the trilogy by Peter Gethers about his wonderful Scottish Fold cat named Norton (for Ed Norton of the "Honeymooners"). Peter and his girlfriend, Janice decide to completely change their fast-paced NYC lives by spending a year in the South of France. I, personally, read A Year in Provence before discovering Peter Gether's book. And not to say I'm prejudiced, but I enjoyed Peter's book because of the presence of Norton more than Peter Mahle's A Year in Provence. Personal preferences aside, the second of the books revolving around Norton was really about food. I believe Peter Gethers is a serious foodie! Still, Peter told about the places he, Janice ad Norton went, the interesting people they met, and the charming old village they lived in for a year. Not only do they visit and live in France for a year, but they tour the Continent. Needless to say, everywhere Norton goes he is his usual, suave, unflappable self. An entertaining read (especially if you're into food - I'm not) you will find yourself smiling at the characters encountered by Peter, Norton and Janice. Upon their return to the US, Peter decides to escape the corporate life forever. And he does! At the end of this book Peter provides a short summation of his, Norton and Janice's lives. He and Janice have aged and settled into a committed relationship, although neither of them believe that a piece of paper means one is married. Norton has gotten a bit older, too. He has developed just a touch of arthritis by the end of the book. But he's still up for hitting the road whenever Peter starts to pack. We all know how most of our cats hate to travel. Not so Norton! Norton is a "dyed in the furr" traveler. December's book review will be about the last book in this series.
Just to prepare you all a bit. We've all loved and lost pets (cats and dogs) who have left paw-prints on our souls and in our hearts. With those words, all I can say is sit down with an entire box of Kleenex when you read the last in the series The Cat Who'll Live Forever. But it's well worth the tears. Meanwhile, look on Amazon (books or Kindle), in the library or the Used Book Emporium or your favourite used book store and find the second in this charming trilogy.
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.