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Kym

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This is the biography of Joyce Stranger's Siamese cat who, for thirteen years, adored her, dominated her, and played havoc with her life. A more accident-prone cat never lived. Even on holidays he managed to turn their caravan into an ambulance - or a peep-show. A born eccentric and voluble talker, a cat with the grace of a dancer and the instincts of a prizefighter.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 1977 by Corgi (first published 1976)
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Bodwisebooks
Nov 05, 2016 Bodwisebooks rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much! Anybody who has had a cat can relate to some if not most of the hi jinks he gets up too. My wife and I have a rescue Burmese (very similar to Siamese) who is also very vocal and very demanding, but still very much loved. I have to say I agree with others that each and every cat has a different character and Kym is no different, just a lovable rogue and a mind of his own but still loving to it's owner.
Stephanie A.
Coincidentally, my one-and-only dog so far was named Kym, so I already know this author has excellent taste. Even without that, I feel I can safely say this is the best cat memoir I've ever read. While there were 4 or 5 times I noticed she would repeat some comment she'd already made (paging The Editor!), it hardly mattered because I stayed up until 2 in the morning to finish, frequently laughing aloud at Kym's exploits.

She keeps saying she doesn't like to humanize/anthropomorphize animals too
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Sep 05, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animal-stories
Hilarious adventures of a cat full of personality.
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Psuedonym of Joyce Muriel Wilson. Died in 2007. Lived in Anglesey, Wales.

Trained as a biologist, specialising in animal behaviour, and tried her hand at dog training too. Not surprisingly, animal themes, especially relationships between human and animal feature in all of her books. She thought that the human-animal/human-nature relationship was extremely important and that a co-existence between t
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