I Would Have Bought You a Cat, But...

Darby Conley, Author Andrews McMeel Publishing $9.95 (80p) ISBN 978-0-7407-3495-3
This palm-sized gift book by the author of The Dog Is Not a Toy and Groovitude presents an amusing look at the life of Bucky, a gregarious house cat and star of the syndicated comic strip""Get Fuzzy."" Each spread matches a cartoon panel with a pithy aphorism regarding the flaws and foibles of the domestic feline and his relations with owner, Rob Wilco, and cohabitating dog, Satchel.""Cats are paranoid,"" Conley writes, and presents Bucky opining about Satchel's murderous intentions, much to the gentle mutt's chagrin.""Cats have bad breath,"" he reports, next to a picture of Rob roused by the stink of Bucky's tuna fish breath.""Cats have overinflated egos,"" Conley notes, and shows Bucky clawing the air saying,""Ha! Ya! Fa-tang! Fa-tang! Ole! This movie rocks! I would make such an awesome gladiator! All I need is a good gladiator name!"" Often, the book presents jokes like this--sort of amusing but not fully fleshed out, and dependent on fairly intimate knowledge of the comic strip's rhythms. It's not enough to be a cat fan for this one--enthusiasm for Bucky specifically is required.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2003
Release date: 04/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
Open Ebook - 80 pages - 978-1-4494-2586-9
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