One Lady Two Cats Author:Richard Lockridge A couple of years ago a writer maned Richard Lockridge met--and soon decided he'd very much like to marry--another writer named Hildegarde Dolson. But there were a few problems. Miss Dolson was not especially attracted to the idea of marriage (she once wrote a magazine article called "Why I'd Make an Awful Wife"), and when it came to pets she ... more »was partial to dogs. Meanwhile, out in the country where Mr. Lockridge lived, two Siamese cats, Pam and Sherry, were in possession.
The lady first makes acquaintance with the cats on a day in March, when she quickly learns, first, not to refer to either Pam or Sherry as "it," and, second, how to tell them apart (Sherry is the one that thinks Hildegarde is Lady Dracula). From the various relationships, human and animal, and the guaranteed unpredictability of cats and people, a surprising, tender, hilarious, touching, and entirely true story evolves; and no one but Richard Lockridge could have told it so sensitively and unsentimentally. This is a book for everyone who has ever been friends with a cat--and everyone who enjoys being made happy.« less