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If The Cat Fits

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Chrystal Sharp lives in the Eastern Cape where her husband runs a busy veterinary practice. As dedicated conservationists, much of their free time is devoted to the rehabilitation of marine and other wildlife. In the first five years of their married life, they have encountered a variety of creatures - feathered, furred and even scaled. Some pass through their lives, while ...more
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published July 7th 2013 by SA Penguin (first published August 11th 2003)
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Rachel Beblo
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved how the author used imagery to make it feel as if we were actually there. She described everything in such a positive way (for the most part) and it makes you feel so awed at the way she views things. Her view on life and mine are so similar but yet so different. We both see the beauty in things even if others don’t see it at first, but I also happen to see the negative things. After reading this book I came to realize that it is really special and I w ...more
Candice
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps not a stellar writer, this matters naught when her stories are absorbingly entertaining, poignantly heartbreaking, and heart-warmingly funny. Animal lovers who enjoy listening to someone tell a good story will surely love this. You'll laugh and cry. ...more
Kevin Guo
If the Cat Fits... Stories of a Vet's Wife
By Chrystal Sharp
Review by Kevin Guo
Although I have never had experienced an author quite emotionally vocal about animals, it seems that Chrystal Sharp from the Swaziland plains has come to emotionally appeal to the audience about the importance of animals’ lives.
In Chrystal Sharp’s nonfiction novel, If the Cat Fits... Stories of a Vet's Wife, the author recalls major events in her life that are influenced by her family and her pets. Many of these even
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Lillian Hecht
After reading this book with a lit circle, my opinion on the book remains the same as it was when I finished the first chapter; the book is ok. If the Cat Fits… Stories of a Vet’s wife is a collection of Chrystal Sharps stories from veterinary fiascos to personal heartbreaks. You meet not only Chrystal and Dave, her husband, but their plethora of animals. Whippy, Philby, Carrots, Splittie, and others are an important cast of characters that are with Chrystal throughout her story.
Dave's job brin
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Susan Dudt
If the Cat Fits… Stories of a Vet’s Wife paved a pathway into the chaotic life of the author, Chrystal Sharp, by telling short stories about her life with her husband, Dave, who is a vet. They experience many new animals which test their morals and sometimes their safety. Along with that, as they travel to varies places around South Africa, they get to connect with animals that become part of their family.

Chrystal’s ethos, or ethics, is challenged throughout the book. Many of these challenges a
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Caroline
Mar 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A light and enjoyable read. And to my surprise, written by a local author and set (mostly) in South Africa.
Shelly Schutte
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my all time favourite books! I've been trying for years to track down a mailing address for the author but I've never had any luck :( Truly incredible book, I'd highly recommend it to any animal lover ...more
Nadine
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Love anything by Crystal Sharp, Witty and entertaining and a great light read
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