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James Herriot's Cat Stories (James Herriot's Animal Stories)

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Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories. Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers wh...more
Hardcover, 161 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1994)
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Feb 13, 2011 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone with a heart.
Recommended to John by: My cat-loving wife.
My wife loves cats and she had this book in the car as we were driving back to our home in Eagle Mountain after a visit to the warmer climate of St. George. She sometimes reads to me as we ride along and she picked James Herriot's Cat Stories on this trip. I'm a cat tolerater, but hearing the delightful stories in this book almost converted me to cat lover. Herriot has a charming way of relating his stories and his love for animals shines through, whether he's writing about cats, as in this book...more
Jen Burke
For years, I haven't thought about James Herriot and then I saw this book near the cat behavior books I was perusing in the library. And whenever I think of him, I instantly recall my schoolmate Jessica Simon. Those who have met me in person know that I am short to the point of being a pygmy. So it will come as no surprise that my childhood was filled with being last picked during recess and gym and the first to be shoved aside when any treat was to be had. The only person remotely close to me i...more
Judulnya aja udah Cat Stories jadi jangan ngarep ada cerita tentang ayam ataupun ikan. Jujur, kucing bukanlah hewan favoritku. Terlalu banyak kejadian buruk di masa kecil yang berkaitan dengan kucing. Udah hewan paling manja, eh pemalas pula. *curcol

"Kucing adalah makhluk egois yang menggunakan kasih sayangnya hanya untuk keadaan yang menguntungkan mereka, dan mereka tidak mampu merasakan cinta murni seperti para anjing. Kucing adalah makhluk yang sangat memikirkan dirinya sendiri."

Terlepas dari...more
After reading a book about the aftermath and consequence of having a son confess to murdering his flatmate, I just had to grab a sweet, soft book -- and this one hit the mark. I had never read Herriot and just loved this slim gem of a book. His cat stories and simple but not simplistic, poignant without being sappy. I'll have to look for some of his other work.
Semua cerita-cerita dibuku ini aku suka.Terutama Oscar, Buster dan Olly dan Ginny. Membaca buku ini mengingatkanku pada kucing-kucing disekitar keluarga kami,keluarga ibu ku tepatnya. Untuk cerita bukunya, silakan dibaca dan anda akan jatuh cinta dengan James Heriot seperti saya....semoga.
Dirumah dulu, saat masih sekolah sampai SMA,kami punya kucing-kucing dengan bermacam kenangan. Nama-nama kucing dirumah si Tua, Uneng ,Senor, si Putih, Tala dan lain-lain.

Si Tua adalah cikal bakal kucing di r...more
Kisah yang penuh kucing... kucing.. dan kucing...

Jadi inget kalo di rumah saya itu pasti selalu ada kucing, karena saya selalu melihara kucing. Hingga suatu hari, saya harus pergi ke negeri seberang untuk studi, tak lama setelah saya pergi, kucing saya hilang... TT___TT Kata nenek saya, mungkin dia tahu kalau saya udah nggak ada di rumah, makanya dia pergi.

Terus saya jadi inget dulu pernah baca kisah kucing yang ditinggal pindah rumah sama majikannya, terus dia kabur dari rumahnya yan...more
This is a short, sweet comfort read that all cat lovers will probably enjoy. A few moments of old-fashioned, condescending attitudes toward women are the only notable blemishes in this otherwise perfectly charming collection that captures cats' attitudes and our relationships with them with humor, poignancy and accuracy.
I want more, more stories! It's not enough to read only 11 stories in this book. And it's not fair, Dog Stories has many stories than this one :D. Oh, I love James Herriot. He's not only a dedicated vet, he's a great story teller.

I love his statement in the introduction of this book: Aku sering berpikir tentang banyaknya hal ganjil yang orang-orang pikirkan tentang kucing. Kucing adalah makhluk egois yang menggunakan kasih sayangnya hanya untuk keadaan yang menguntungkan, mereka tidak mampu mera...more
Bunga Mawar
Kekurangan buku edisi bahasa Indonesia ini buat saya ada pada sampul depannya. Pertama, tubuh kucingnya kurang proporsional, membuat saya menebak ilustrator sampulnya bukan penyayang kucing :).
Kedua, keranjang yang dijadikan tumpuan si kucing meraih serangga itu kok ya keranjang bambu. NGgak papa sih, tapi kalo baca nama "Herriot", kan kita berpikir tentang kucing2 Inggris yang ditemuinya, bukan kucing kampung di pasar rakyat Pondok Bambu yang suka nongkrong di keranjang bambu.


I've read James Herriot before. Not only does he seem an outstanding vet, but he's a pretty good writer as well. And since most people love animals, he really can't go too wrong with his genre.

Cat Stories is just that. A series of short stories about some of the cats Herriot has had the pleasure of working with. Whether they are patients, ones that he visits while out and about on errands, or his own cats, these felines all have some unique aspects to them. There's Olly and Ginny, Herriot's cats...more
Ayu Wirdha
Ga sengaja melihat nih buku padahal ga niat beli, untungnya pas ada diskon 25% gramedia jadi makin semangat deh.

Buku ini terdiri dari 12 cerita pendek yang diceritakan secara narasi dari sudut pandang James Herriot (James ini dokter hewan). Kalau suka tipe chicken soup pasti suka juga dengan buku ini.

Favorite saya adalah cerita yang judulnya : Buster, si kucing penangkap. Buster ini kucing unik karena senang sekali menangkap bola yg dilemparkan lalu membawa kembali ke si pelempar bola. Buster ad...more
Harun Harahap
Membaca kisah kucing-kucing yang ada di buku ini mengingatkan gue kalau dulu pernah punya kucing peliharaan. Namanya ya aneh-aneh. Mandra adalah kucing pertama gue dan dia betina dengan tiga warna. Melahirkan dua anak Jipul dan Puteleng. Jipul adalah kucing betina belang kuning dan putih yang cantik. Anehnya dia memiliki buntut yang sangat pendek hingga terlihat tak ada buntut. Puteleng juga belang kuning putih tapi dia lelaki. Gemuknya enggak kira-kira dan pemalasnya minta ampun. Setelah itu gu...more
Margaret Sharp
This is a lovely collection of feline tales, each told with sincerity and warmth. James Herriot's writing is evocative, and animal lovers the world over will relate and empathize with the situations that this country vet finds himself in the thick of, with results that vary from hilarious to quite serious. In every case, James' character as the conscientious and thoroughly likeable animal doctor holds the entire books together as a cohesive unit. Despite the stories being written years ago, this...more
Laura Cushing
Adorable, short, easy to read cat stories. Great for a quick read and sure to pick up your spirits if you're feeling down. James Herriot, of All Creatures Great and Small fame, tells these wonderful stories about his interactions with our feline friends. From ferals and farm cats to beloved house pets, all sorts of cats are represented in these tales. The version I read contained beautiful full color illustrations by Lesley Holmes that made the stories come to life. Great for readers of all ages...more
Saranno anche storie vere, amorevoli resoconti di vita vissuta, ma lo stile narrativo è talmente stucchevole da trasformare il tutto in una serie di favolette smielate e banali. Speravo di trovare qualcosa che ricordasse i gustosi anèddoti dei libri di Lorenz, ma evidentemente, oltre ai gatti dei racconti, ho preso anche un bel granchio!
Jared P
James Herriot charmed readers with All Creatures Great and Small, furthermore his cat stories shouldn't fall short of this, and they don't. This is the sad yet happy collection of the veterinary tasks. Ranging from "Buster who came on Christmas" to "Olly and Ginny: My Greatest Triumph" these stories are what you want to be endless. It is also a trip through the history of medicine. There are things like penicillin being a base in all antibiotics and sicknesses that are easily curable now being a...more
Kisah-kisah yang menarik, waktu gue bacain cerita ini ke kucing-kucing gue sebelom tidur, pandangan mereka lempeng ajaaaa.... lalu nyaut sesekali.. meong, meonggg...

Gak tau deh apakah kucing gue ngerti sama yang gue bacain. Yang paling gue suka cerita terakhir tentang kucing bernama Debby, yang datang dan pergi tak diundang disebuah rumah Mrs. Bond kalau gak salah yang sudah punya 3 ekor anjing.

Ternyata pada suatu hari, Debby datang dan pingsan, disampingnya tertidur lelap seekor anak kucing luc...more
This is one of those charming little books that I read once a year. It made me laugh, it made me cry... It was nice to revisit old friends, with all their varying personalities. :o)
Reading this book aloud with my 12 year old daughter. I forgot how hard it is to read with a British accent!
Wonderfully British, old fashioned, and touching. Recommended for all cat lovers. The last story brought me to tears.
typical cats... independent and all with their own individual personalities
These stories really were perfectly pleasant.
Nanny SA
Ketika mampir ke Toko Buku tertarik untuk membeli buku ini dengan dua alasan : pertama; karena menceritakan tentang kucing, di rumah saya selalu ada kucing padahal saya bukan penyayang kucing :(
kedua; melihat pengarangnya James Herriot ..wah kangen dengan gaya berceritanya :)

Pertama kali berkenalan dengan James Herriot di buku Seandainya Mereka Bisa Bicara ,yang ceritanya sukses membuat saya tertawa terpingkal-pingkal ketika membaca pengalaman Herriot sebagai dokter hewan di tempat yang digamba...more
Indah W
Lappoorr.. buku yang satu ini juga udah kelar gua baca lhoo, ahahahaha :p

And tetap sampai akhir sekalipun, fave pertama gua si Oscar, yang kedua si Alfred :D

Cerita tentang nih buku? Kapan2 yaa kalo gua kaga males nulisnya, hahahaha..


Senin 26/3 (12:01 pm)

Kucing, apa pendapat kamu mengenai makhluk yang satu ini? Me? Mm.. I don't really like cats, huehehehe.. ada sesuatu dalam mata mereka yang menimbulkan efek "ngeri", mata mereka bicara banyak, penuh kecurigaan, menantang dan seolah berkata,...more
So you can probably tell that I'm in a bit of an animal or nature phase but how can someone not love James Herriot's stories? They are perfect for any age level and even though this book is about cat stories it will appeal to the animal lover in general with its heartwarming tales that make you or me at least want to grab the pet nearest to me and hug them.

I first read a James Herriot book on October 6th and I read his Dog Stories which had literally been sitting on my bookshelf for 14 years. No...more
Wayne S.
James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred (Alf) Wight (1916–1995), an English veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinarian to write a series of books about animals and their owners. In 1940, he moved to work in a rural practice based in the town of Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, with Donald and Brian Sinclair, and the following year married Joan Catherine Anderson Danbury. In his semi-autobiographical books, Wight calls the town where Herriot lives an...more
Ci sono volte in cui ho veramente bisogno di percepire, leggere, vedere e vivere qualcosa che sappia di buono.Qualche giorno fa, in un momento del genere, ho deciso di coccolarmi con questo libro di Herriot, memore dell'effetto che mi aveva fatto il suo libro che avevo letto in precedenza.Mai scelta fu più azzeccata: Herriot racconta col suo tono di voce (sì, di voce, perché sembra di sentirgli raccontare ognuna delle storie del libro) storie reali di affetto e di calore, composte di una magia p...more
Ica Surjo
"Setiap kucing memiliki pesona sendiri. Keanggunan dan kecantikan bawaan mereka, serta kasih sayang mereka sebagai respons yang mendalam membuatku sangat menyayangi kucing-kucing itu" -James Herriot

Memiliki kucing adalah sebuah hiburan bagi keluarga. Melihat tingkah polah serta kenakalan mereka bagai mengawasi dan merawat anak kecil. James Herriot dalam buku Cat Stories ini bercerita tentang pengalamannya selama menjadi dokter hewan.

Dimulai dari Kisah "Alfred si Kucing Toko Permen". Alfred senan...more
Out of all Wight's stories I think these have to be my favorite ones.

I'm a total sucker for cats, so I guess that makes me partisan. I enjoy watching neighborhood cats roam freely in "our" backyard. I never miss a chance to pet one if they allow me the honor. Hell, I might even be forced to do some jedi mind tricks from time to time in order to come to closer petting distances with them. Sometimes it works, too - provided there's enough time.

There is something otherworldly-like in those supremel...more
While I am generally a dog person moreso than a cat person, this volume of Herriot's favorite cat stories was the perfect book to read during my workout, as the print was of a good size, the stories were short, and there were beautiful watercolor illustrations to go along with the stories. Herriot was a vet in the era where animal medicine was generally confined to large farm animals and little attention was paid to housepets, particularly cats, and Herriot found that disappointing, as he held a...more
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James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight, an English veterinary surgeon and writer. Wight is best known for his semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small, a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations.

In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow...more
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“I think it was the beginning of Mrs. Bond's unquestioning faith in me when she saw me quickly enveloping the cat till all you could see of him was a small black and white head protruding from an immovable cocoon of cloth. He and i were now facing each other, more or less eyeball to eyeball, and George couldn't do a thing about it. As i say, I rather pride myself on this little expertise, and even today my veterinary colleagues have been known to remark, "Old Herriot may be limited in many respects, but by God he can wrap a cat.” 16 likes
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