Manly Reading Monday

Why yes, I love it when I get read to.  And I love to read. I especially love it when we read something good.  We won The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie from Cat Wisdom about a month ago.  We really liked it.

First, the cat looks like me, even though she’s a girl.  However, it’s a great little story told from the cat’s viewpoint (which annoyed someone on Amazon to no end, just so you know.  She said that willing suspension of disbelief and all but no one could believe a cat had those kinds of insights.) and has some nice story illustrations on various Buddhist teachings.

For those who think they don’t want to know, it actually took Mom about three chapters to realize that these were Buddhist teaching stories told from the cat’s viewpoint and you don’t have to know Buddhism or be interested in it to enjoy the story of the cat.  This is a nice little fiction tail, er tale, to share what life might be like with His Holiness.  We highly recommend it.  For those who are more interested in Buddhism, but don’t know much about it, Michie’s other book, Buddhism for Busy People is a nice introduction to the subject.

Personally, I think you should get the book so you have a picture of a cat that looks like me.


  1. We like looking at you Ichiro. (don’t tell Chey we said that)

  2. I agree, Ichiro – we should have a copy of this book so we can have a likeness of you here.

  3. I saw that book on her blog, thought about ordering it for myself, but wondered if it was worth it. His Holiness is about the only human on this planet I actually hold in high esteem–Though I’ve only seen him via the media, he just radiates compassion and joy. Now that I’ve joined the ranks of those with e-readers (and love it), I must see if I can get it that way!

    -The human

  4. we should get that book. maybe the mom will get it for us for chrissymouse.

  5. We have wondered about that book, thanks fur the recommendation.

  6. Mommy has this book on her wish list for Catmas!

  7. Ichiro you have such beautiful blue eyes.
    OOPS I don’t think a mancat is supposed to notice another mancats eyes.

    Oh my….
    Ummmm Miss Gemini I think you are far more beautiful and your eyes are as well.

  8. That sounds like a great book. With a cat that looks like you it becomes even greater!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Okay, we thought it was really funny that it annoyed someone on Amazon! HAH! Do you think it’s because they have imagination issues, or have never been loved by a cat before…?

  10. Good review Ichiro 🙂
    We think any book bearing a likeness similar to you must be good!
    It also sounds good.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  11. If the cat looks like you, then it must be a good book.

  12. I like the thought of a likeness like. Such a pose–and you’re a good book reviewer–I agree with Eric and Flynn!


  13. Thanks for the ‘paws up” on da book Ichiro! It sounds good and you’re lookin’ good!!

  14. Thanks for telling us about that one. We’ll have to check it out.

  15. We were wondering how you would like it since you know how much we loved it. I’ll happily share this 🙂

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