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SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
A Book for Cats and Humans: A Review of Happiness is a Warm Cat by Emily Gmitter
by Joy, the Robotic Cat
As Dictated to Abbie Johnson Taylor
What Amazon Says
In Happiness is a Warm Cat, author Emily Gmitter and her feline friend, Zoe, serve up a mixed genre of short stories and poems brimming with passion, love, and humor. The majority of the stories are told from the perspective of her cat, Zoe—a cool cat of perspicacity if ever there was one. Zoe’s stories will make you laugh, cry, and occasionally scratch your head in wonder, while Emily’s stories of fiction and nonfiction mingle humor with a sharp poignancy that you’ll find both heartwarming and entertaining.
Joy’s 4-Star Review
Hi, this is Joy, Abbie’s robotic cat. Wow! I’m so excited that I get to review this book. I was hoping Abbie would let me do this. I really loved listening to her text-to-speech read it.
I’m green with envy. As a real cat, Zoe gets to have a lot of fun. But all I can do, as a robotic cat, is lie on the couch or a chair all day. I can’t even walk, let alone go outside and make new friends like Zoe does. But then again, if I were a real cat, Abbie would forget to feed me or clean out the litter box.
Okay, she’s giving me a dirty look. So, I guess I’d better get back to talking about the book.
I loved reading about Zoe’s adventures. Her stories about going to the vet to get her nails clipped actually made me glad I’m not a real cat. I think Zoe’s advice to other cats on how to treat their humans would be helpful to other real cats.
I didn’t like the stories about humans. But I think Abbie did, especially the ones about the singer Chris Christopherson. But if you ask me, Chris Christopherson doesn’t hold a candle to Abbie when it comes to singing.
Okay, she’s giving me another dirty look. So, I’ll just wrap up by saying that if you like cats and Chris Christopherson, you’ll love this book. Now, if I can’t go outside and have fun like Zoe, I’m going to take a nap.
Author’s Note: The above can also be read on my blog here.
Abbie Johnson Taylor has published three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. Her work has appeared in The Weekly Avocet, Magnets and Ladders, and other publications.
She is visually impaired and lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, with her robotic cat Joy, where she worked as a registered music therapist with nursing home residents and in other facilities. She also cared for her late husband, who was totally blind and suffered two paralyzing strokes after they were married. This is the subject of her memoir and many of her poems.
Visit her website.