Has anyone read "A Snowflake in My Hand' by Samantha Mooney - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
Premier Cat
 
Marcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 8,495
Has anyone read "A Snowflake in My Hand' by Samantha Mooney

I just stumbled over this book on Amazon and ordered it. The review says it's about a the issues of quality of life in terminal cats and the questions of whether euthanize or not. I primarily adopt senior cats so this comes up pretty frequently with me. Was wondering if anyone has read it.

This is an excerpt from one of the reviews: "I passionately recommend this gem of a book to any reader interested not only in cats and any of the animals with whom we share the world, but also anyone who must deal with questions about the meaning and quality of life, the possibilities and limits of medical care, and the ways we risk love--and face grief in the wake of loss."




Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"
Marcia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Cat Addict
 
NebraskaCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 2,890
My favorite cat book, bar none. Keep tissues near. There is a cat named Fledermaus who gets me every time.

Also keep in mind it was written in the 80s and much of what we know about FeLV has progressed so much since then. So you have to read the medical info in the context of when it was written.

I wrote a book review a couple years ago for our shelter newsletter, found on page 4 of this link...

http://www.thecathouse.org/newsletters/oct11/oct11.pdf


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff & Nala
Simon and Penny, waiting patiently at the Bridge
NebraskaCat is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
Premier Cat
 
Marcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 8,495
What a great newsletter and article! I'm doubly glad I ordered it. I always check the copyright date before I read a book so would have picked up on it. 1983 seems like yesterday to me! That was one of the most difficult years of my life and one of the best - it was the year I joined the military and never looked back! Thanks for the info.

Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"
Marcia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
Premier Cat
 
Marcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 8,495
Oh my goodness what a great read! I finally picked it up again yesterday and read the last 2/3 of the book in one afternoon. I just loved it!! I learned a lot and I'm going to keep the book and reread it in the future. Yes, Nebraskacat, the Maus really had the tears flowing!! I can fully understand how Samantha felt!

Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"
Marcia is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 02:12 PM
Premier Cat
 
Mitts & Tess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,880
Nicely written review of the book Jeff. I loved the book.

I just gave it away. Im combining households and we had to weed thru all our books. I refuse to move all these books again in our next move. I only kept a few and passed on many of my cat and rescue books to our TNR group to sell at the farmers market to animal lovers and generate a bit of cash for our group.
Mitts & Tess is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome