Nine Lives

Cats have been on this earth a very, very long time…twelve million years in our current familiar form and according to most human experts we first appeared on this earth thirty million years ago.​

We are widely regarded as mysterious, independent, vital and loveable. We have inspired awe and reverence as well as fear and loathing, and our mystique has resulted in humans both worshipping us as “gods” and exterminating us as “agents of Satan.” I assure you we are neither.

"Have you ever looked at a shooting star and wondered where it came from, how far it has traveled, and how much farther it has yet to go before its journey ends? I have come to believe that my time spent on this earth was for a purpose greater than I myself could ever have
imagined. I am a cat."​​

~~~ In Nine Lives, authors April Kautzman and Tom Gumbert explore the historical application of tolerance and intolerance through the ages from ancient Egypt to a new beginning for mankind as witnessed by a cat through nine unforgettable lives. As our narrator takes us through
this remarkable journey, it reminds us ...

~~~ "Chief Dan George, a very wise man, once said, 'If you talk to the animals, they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.' Talk with me so that i may share my journey with you and we may know one another.
Walk with me ..."

This book is one of the most unique stories I have ever read. The authors wove the nine lives (stories) of the cat thru the centuries looking through its eyes. The way they connected all the lives at the end is both amazing and sad. THIS IS A MUST READ BOOK!!​
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