This was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day!
About the Author
Caralee Jardine was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She has been in retail management for the past 25yrs and is currently running her family's outdoor power equipment business. From the time she was born she loved animals so its no surprise her first book would be about her most precious cat, Oreo. Since Oreo's passing she has adopted 2 more kittens, Gizmo and Bandit. Caralee is also a huge Mickey Mouse fan. Her favorite quotes from Walt Disney are "If you can dream it you can do it." and "Its kind of fun to do the impossible."
This was more like a collection of short stories than a single story, but it was well-told and centers around a single relationship. Anyone who likes sweet and enticing stories about a pet and its owner will love this one.
I liked the way this story was told in short anecdotes and I felt like each one contributed a little bit to the story. I'm not usually a fan of this kind of work because it jumps around more than I would like, but I thought this was well-written enough to still be really fun to read.
It also has pictures of the cat throughout, but I didn't necessarily feel like these were necessary. The author did a great job of making this collection about Oreo and managing to depict the 15+ years in both of their lives, and all in all I really enjoyed reading this one. When Alley showed up it reminded me of when we picked up another cat to go with that one (it was a stray we adopted) and it took him a while to adjust.
I felt like Oreo's story reflected what we faced, and it made the story that much more endearing to me. I enjoyed it quite a bit, even though it wasn't my normal style of work to read.
About the Book
Every now and then you meet someone and instantly know they are special. This is an amazing love story of a cat named Oreo and the woman he picked to be his mom.
Oreo was famous for getting into mischief and compromising situations. You will laugh at his antics and keep wondering what he will do next!