Fans of A Street Cat Named Bob will love STRAYS, a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other. STRAYS is a non-fiction book written by Britt Collins (British journalist and animal activist).
This authentic tale of an adventurous and charismatic cat and her compassionate human admirers, proves the healing power of love and the profound bond between humans and animals.
Aptly described by Gwen Cooper, author of Homer’s Odyssey, as “Possibly the most beautiful story I’ve ever read about hope, healing and the human-feline bond.”
Other notable tributes include …
- “When a homeless man met a stray feline, it led to an odyssey that changed their lives” ~ New York Post
- “A tearjerker of a movie waiting to happen” ~ Bustle (16 best non-fiction reads)
- “Endearing and beautiful . . . Collins’ astute understanding of the power of companion animal bonds makes Strays rich with emotion” ~ Shelf Awareness
WIN A COPY
In collaboration with our paw pals at Pause Cat Café we are delighted to offer 5 copies of STRAYS for five of their feline loving patrons to WIN!
* Contest Entry Details
This contest ends on Sept. 4th, 2018 and is available to UK residents only. To enter you simply need to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying:
My cat’s name is [insert your cat’s name] and he/she thinks I need to read Strays because … [your cat’s reason]
The 5 winners will be chosen by the Pause Cafe team from all the correctly submitted entries and contacted by email on or around Sept. 10th, 2018. Have fun. Be creative. Good luck.
British journalist Britt Collins writes for the Guardian, Sunday Times, The Independent, Condé Nast Traveller, Harper’s Bazaar and Billionaire.com. In between, she volunteers at wildlife sanctuaries around the world.
My cat’s name is Monty and he thinks I need to read Strays because it is the most beautiful story about the human feline bond. Monty is an adult rescue cat who truly brings me joy every single day.
My cat’s name is Ziva and she thinks I need to read Strays because the book is the cat’s whiskers and it would be a catastrophe if I didn’t!
My cat’s name is Narla and she thinks I need to read ‘Strays’ because she enables me to have ‘me time’ whilst she entertains my autistic son. My son loves Narla so much. A book would be great during my ‘me time’. My cat is a rescue cat so she would also want me to learn all about strays.
My cat name is Jez and he thinks I need to read strays because I could become one with the feline and understand stray cats. And learn more about the bond between us humans and the felines x
My cats name is bugsy and he thinks I should read strays because we rescued bugsy and things like this always have a happy ending which makes you smile x
My Cats name is Tiberius and he thinks I should read Strays because he knows how hard the past couple of months have been since he pasted over the rainbow and thinks it would help me come to peace and think about saving another cats life X
My cat’s name is Banksy and he thinks I need to read Strays because I have just registered with the Cat’s Protection League in the hope of adopting another cat. Banksy is looking forward to having some feline company and knows Mummy has enough love for him as well as another cat. 🐈🐈
My cat’s name is Tina and she thinks I need to read Strays because she says not all hoomans are as lucky as me – I do think this works both ways, Tina, and not all cats are as lucky as you, my sweet girl…
My cat’s name is Shadow and he thinks I need to read Strays, because it teaches important lessons about human and cat friendship.
My cat’s name is Lenny and he thinks I need to read Strays because … I rescued him from the cat rescue when he was a year old, having been found on Romsey Tip and he thinks I need to understand how life was before he came to us and why he is now in charge of us all!
My cat’s name is Millie and she thinks I need to read Strays because she is such a friendly, loving cat and she would want me to understand that there’s more to a cat’s live then food and sleep Xx
My cat’s name is Figaro and he thinks I need to read Strays because he clearly wants me to read more books and stay off the internet – he signals it by constantly choosing my computer keyboard as his bed, making typing this comment really difficult.
My cat’s name is Tigger and he thinks I should read Strays because that is what he would like to do as he roams the neighbourhood causing mischief and, anyway, that’s why he’s here – from Irish alley cat to pampered puss in Bournemouth!
My cat’s name is Pixie and she thinks I need to read Strays because she is also a rescue cat and we also believe we saved each other.
My cat’s name is Sky and she thinks I need to read ‘Strays’ because it is easier for her to sit on my lap when I am reading a book, rather than having my comp on my lap!
my cat was rusty but not bean gone now for about 10 years and she had no home before I had her
My cat Tabitha thinks l should read Strays then l could tell her not all cats have the pampered life she has led for 13 years with a human always by her side.
My cat’s name is Symba and he thinks I need to read Strays because he’s so jealous of how much time I’ve spent reading and watching “A streetcat named Bob”. He wants me to know that the cat world stretches further than Bob!
My cat’s name is Kipper, because his ginger & white fur reminds me of the fish called Kipper. When he sees my car pull up behind my house, he waits for me to get out-of-doors he has a roll in the dust- then he gallops along as I walk down the alley to the front door! He’s quite a character, and makes my house a home.
My cat’s name is Cinnamon Girl and she thinks I need to read “Strays” because I myself was a young stray when she took me in and in doing so, we saved one another. This has created an unbreakable bond between us and it spurred her to help stray and feral cats and kittens in our neighborhood (and, although I like her doing this, sometimes I get a little jealous when she’s pays a little bit more attention to some kitties, because she is MY
MOMMY!). Still, we both wish we could save them all and I think that when I see her sadness that comes from knowing that isn’t possible, a book like “STRAYS” would give her—and myself—great comfort to be reminded that there are so many others out there trying to do the best they can to save the kitties and find them forever homes—like the one that me and my mommy share!
I BEGAN the narrative of why my Cinnamon Girl wished for me to win and thus, read “Strays”, but being that she’s the queen around here, SHE took over the story! Therefore, THAT is the reason for the awkwardness of my, or rather, HER, commentary. But, having said that, she certainly wrote an eloquent message about our feelings concerning cats, and all animals—but, especially cats, because I see that more and more often, sadly, cats are the most mistreated animals I have had such heartbreak to see. I hope that all of us will help to save them, to do as much as we possibly can to let them know that they are loved and they are not alone.