Roba da gatti

Roba da gatti Quando Doreen Tovey e suo marito Charles si decidono a prendere il loro primo gatto una piccola siamese soprattutto per via dei topi che infestano il loro cottage Ma Sugieh non un gatto uno spirito

  • Title: Roba da gatti
  • Author: Doreen Tovey Maurice Wilson Paola Capriolo
  • ISBN: 9788878185272
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Quando Doreen Tovey e suo marito Charles si decidono a prendere il loro primo gatto, una piccola siamese, soprattutto per via dei topi che infestano il loro cottage Ma Sugieh non un gatto uno spirito d acciaio avvolto in morbidissimo pelo, una primadonna, l Imperatrice dei Felini, una regina che in un battibaleno stabilisce il suo regno sotto gli occhi esterrefattiQuando Doreen Tovey e suo marito Charles si decidono a prendere il loro primo gatto, una piccola siamese, soprattutto per via dei topi che infestano il loro cottage Ma Sugieh non un gatto uno spirito d acciaio avvolto in morbidissimo pelo, una primadonna, l Imperatrice dei Felini, una regina che in un battibaleno stabilisce il suo regno sotto gli occhi esterrefatti dei coniugi Tovey E quando la bellissima Sugieh decide di diventare mamma, un invasione di scatenati e adorabili cuccioli, tra i quali i formidabili Sheba e Solomon, sta per sconvolgere ulteriormente la tranquillit

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    1. Do you think your cat is noisy and troublesome? Be thankful you don’t have Doreen Tovey’s Siamese cats! This 1957 book was the first of her many cat-themed memoirs and is perfectly delightful for any animal lover. Their first Siamese was Sugieh, who loved nothing more than to jump into a full bath and frighten the life out of the bather. They bred her and kept two of the littermates, Solomon and Sheba, a mischievous pair whose first three years of antics fill much of the book: terrorizing do [...]

    2. Um livro descontraído, onde a autora nos conta alguns episódios "sui generis" dos seus gatos, com os quais, qualquer leitor que partilhe a vida com estes felinos, se consegue identificar. :)

    3. A couple in England find themselves at a loss when their home become over-run by mice. In desperation, they go out and buy a Siamese kitten in the hopes that she'll be able to stop the invasion. This is the start of a life-long love for the breed, and many happy - and hilarious - adventures. I really liked this one - it had me laughing right from the start. Any pet owner can sympathize with the troubles the Tovey's cats stir up, although their Siamese seem determined to take it to new heights. Y [...]

    4. Hilarious and wonderful. A real comfort read for me, this tale of Siamese cats and their human slaves in England never fails to transport me. Re-read 2/2010I still love this book, as anthropomorphic and silly as it is. It's the more-or-less true story of how a nearly textbook dotty English couple who live in a picturesque English cottage in a picturesque English village lose control of their lives to some Siamese cats with personalities as large as the oceans. There are numerous falls down stair [...]

    5. I loved this book! The writer's description of what the cats were really thinking/saying/doing was hysterical and the memoir has a fantastic voice. Makes me nostalgic for the days when my family still had our Siamese cat but not so nostalgic that I'm going to run out and find one for myself. Was an interesting revelation to find out that it is common for Siamese cats to eat wool. Explains so much.

    6. Kissaihmisenä on aina ilo lukea kissoista :) Siamilaisista kissoista minulla ei ole omakohtaista kokemusta, joten tätä lukiessa mietti, onko kirjoittajan kuvaus niiden äänekkyydestä ja omaehtoisuudesta jopa väritettyä ja liioiteltua vai ovatko ne oikeasti näin röyhkeitä. Jos ovat, taidaan tyytyä omaan nöyrään ja vähään tyytyvään ragdolliini, jolla on persoona silläkin.

    7. Recensione: ilibrisonounantidotoallatristeIl motivo per cui Doreen Tovey e suo marito Charles decidono di portare a casa il loro primo gatto, la bellissima siamese Sugieh, è semplice e banale: topi. Casa loro ne è infestata. Ma appena la gatta si insedia nella sua nuova reggia, mette subito le cose in chiaro con quei due buffi umani: lei è il capo, ogni sua parola (o meglio, miagolio) è un ordine. Sugieh è una vera prima donna, mangia solo quello che dice lei, dorme ovviamente nel letto pad [...]

    8. I loved this book. I've had several friends with Siamese cats and it's hard to believe that this book was written so long ago, because it totally describes them. For that matter, it describes my 3 non-siamese owners. (let's not kid anyone- they own me, not the other way round!)Especially the way the cats voiced their opinions In Capitalized Exclamations and the general behavior when taken anywhere in the car.

    9. Another re-read. I love Doreen Tovey's work, which puzzles most people I know. She writes about English country life and Siamese cats, and the way she does it makes me laugh out loud.

    10. Tovey's laugh-out-loud misadventures as a first-time slave to Siamese cats are what set me on a decades-long relationship with these charming devils. Still funny after all these years.If you've ever been owned by a Siamese, or if you're considering mortgaging your soul to one, or even if you just enjoy reading about the antics of these critters, whose personalities are as big as their voices, you'll enjoy this tale.

    11. A soothing read full of humour and wonderful descriptions of being 'owned' by a Siamese cat. Thoroughly recommend!

    12. Doreen Tovey e suo marito Charles in seguito alla morte del loro scoiattolino hanno bisogno di un animale capace di dare la caccia ai topi. Chi meglio di un gatto? La siamese Sugieh al primo incontro sembra una diva del cinema, le lunghe zampe affusolate, gli occhi chiari e la camminata da padrona del mondo. Nel momento in cui arriva nella sua nuova casa classifica come babbei pronti ai suoi voleri i loro padroncini. Per la prima notte e da allora dorme nel letto, predilige crema di granchio, fe [...]

    13. The General summary of this book would be that there are these couple and they used to have a mouse (not domesticated) but they loved it until it died. After that they got a new cat named Sugieh she grew up to become sort of like a remake of their old mouse, even if the cat was like a new version of their mouse she was crazy and unpredictable. After they had Sugieh for a while she started to disappear out of the house a lot and her owners were very curious about where she was going cause she had [...]

    14. Chi ama i gatti, non potrà che trovare simpatica questa serie di Doreen Tovey, tutta incentrata sulle avventure dei suoi gatti siamesi. Questo primo episodio è molto carino, anche se, da gattofila sfegatata quale sono, avrei preferito che si parlasse di gatti comuni, anziché solo ed esclusivamente di siamesi e quindi come scelta narrativa l'ho trovata un po' "razzista". Comunque ci sono alcuni punti davvero divertenti, nei quali non si può fare a meno di confrontare i propri gatti con quelli [...]

    15. Hi I liked this story very much, I can appreciate the patience these people have with the cat. we have a Chocolate seal point Burmese and the things he gets up to can be quite funny but sometimes surprising. My book is a very good conditioned Hardback with good dust cover (sadly not a first edition) but a 1962 6th impression. which I have in my collection accompanied by many others by Doreen Tovey. Which I will add to on here when I get to read them. If you enjoy these books then another author [...]

    16. I think that 4 starts might be pushing it, but I suddenly had this vision at the end that this book would make a decent kids film (Disney you should think about it) in that the cats get up to some very funny antics it was hard to think of them as cats for much of the time, probably ebcause the author did not. I liked her labelling of the cats or the situation at times eg. The Morning he Wanted to Be a Horse. I think this would be a good book for prospective parents, of cats or children.

    17. This was yet another recommendation from someone? as it came in from another library special order.Very very quick light, fun read.Who knew siamese cats could be so cunning and entertaining.This was "extremely" funny and actually a good read for a parent to read to a child as well. I will be looking for the follow up of this by same authorlf-note: yarn/knitting mentioned briefly in book.

    18. A comment by Jilly Cooper, on the cover of the book, reads: "The most enchanting cat book ever", and I have to agree with that assessment. This book has had me chuckling on every single page. Tovey has a remarkable gift for writing cat language, for want of a better way to describe it - and I don't think that the reason I found the book so enjoyable is only because I like cats or owned some in my life.

    19. I first read this book in my early teens, and I loved it even though I didn't like cats. Quite a few years later I have finally got my hands on a copy of my own - and I still love it! Now that I have cats, some parts made me laugh even more.This book is one of the funniest books I have ever read, and I recommend it even if you are not a cat-lover.

    20. I could never finish a bad book - so, I don't think this is a bad book. However, it didn't make me fall in love with the characters, neither humans or felines. It's an easy and fast reading, but not exactly fulfilling. I guess that, as said before, it's only funny if we had been there. It ends up being some well not boring amount of facts and memories for those cats.

    21. This is one I re-read all the time for a good laugh. I am pretty sure my copy is one I got in England who knows when, or maybe my Mother brought it back or someone did for me. I know it is hardbound. Great book. Makes me remember my squirrel since the Tovey's started out with one.

    22. Dear Melody Marie Murray sent me her very own copy of this book, and the next one the author wrote about her cats. It is laugh outloud funny, and makes me forever grateful my cats are NOT Siamese. Mine are demanding enough without that Siamese voice. Thank You Ms Murray!

    23. I enjoyed this book, even though it was tinged with some sadness. What I liked best about it, was the humour. Also, living with a part Siamese cat myself, I sure could relate to a lot of the antics the author's cats got up to and what it is like to live with such cats.

    24. Although this book was written in the 1950s it is still funny and a nice easy read. Having had a couple of Bengal cats I understand the frayed nerves and premature grey hairs!

    25. It's an amusing book for those who like Siamese cats, and is funny in places. Some problematic, outdated language concerning other cultures, though.

    26. The first time I read this book I was in a college library and I laughed so hard I ugly cried in the stacks.

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