These Czech Republic kittens are sweet and their curious life is nicely sketched in Anne Petzer's short tale, The Snow Cat. Readers are invited along as soft-furred youngsters meet for milk and a story-telling session with a pleasing senior who knows her feline history and mythology. These cats care about their humans and their human cares for them, but there’s more to life in the Czech Republic than just eating and lying in the sun. Author Anne Petzer imbues her feline friends with genuine character and warmth, and tells a delightful tale of man’s interaction with animals in the environment. Viewed from the different perspective of peaceful creatures with fur and paw, the invading two-legged people might be friend or foe. But eventually the threat they bring might be fatal unless some hero intervenes. The snow cat is a beautiful legend of a cat whose paws declare the seasons, but it’s also a sweetly thought-provoking tale about humanity and the world around us, an enjoyable short story with a winter theme, perfect for the Holiday Season.
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to find a free copy and enjoyed a gentle change of pace from my regular reading.