Stock Image

I Want to Be Somebody's Cat

Welcher, Rosalind (Written and Illustrated by)

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 093977500X / ISBN 13: 9780939775002
Published by West Hill Press., Fitzwilliam NH., 1986
Soft cover
From Hedgehog's Whimsey BOOKS etc. (Newport, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 9, 2010

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 495.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

64 p. Trade paperback with the author's artwork simply presented. Text is all lower case, without punctuation, from the cat's viewpoint. Classic moral tale: When summer turned to fall and vacationing families had themselves turned to distant routines, the author took note of a lingering cat in the yard. She called her Betty and watched as the season cooled, and Betty stayed, interested in playing with the little girl who lived there. She would find a home inside, and this is her story, told in free verse with human help. She had searched for a home when had been abandoned perhaps by thoughtless summer folk, and in her end note, facilitating author Rosalind Welcher expressed the hope that vacationers might read Betty's story. Very good. Slightest edge wear. Minor surface scuffing. Clean interior. Presumed 1st. No print line. Short print run. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.Vet0350007825

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: I Want to Be Somebody's Cat

Publisher: West Hill Press., Fitzwilliam NH.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Trade paperback

About this title

Synopsis:

The true and touching story of Betty, a small white cat with one blue eye and one green eye, who was abandoned at summers end by thoughtless vacationers when they returned to the city.

Her struggle to survive and her final success in finding a new and loving home make a suspenseful and heart wrenching story which is enhanced by sensitive illustrations by the author.

The story has a bittersweet ending, because despite the loving attention that Betty now enjoys, there is no way of telling her that she will never be abandoned again.

We know the story to be true because it was the author, Rosalind Welcher herself who rescued Betty and gave her her present home.

From the Author:

Yes, there really is a Betty. She makes her home with my husband and me. I was moved to write her story because it epitomizes what happens to so many cats at the end of summer when the vacationers leave their lakeside cottages and discard their temporary pets. The trouble is the pets don't realize they are only temporary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Hi, Folks ... Mom said, 'I need to downsize'. Moving to assisted living, what she couldn't take included 8,000-plus books & records. A decade later, my upcountry barn is bursting. Books multiply as others recycle priorities. I now have 30,000 or more books (not yet all online) looking for good homes, and my learning curve has been a roller coaster. I celebrate word-crafters, thought-tumblers, laughter ... the arts of communication at every turn. I preserve, protect, and share. I am also Hedgehog Publishing, 'Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains'.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered, please use the "Ask bookseller a question" link to
contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. Hedgehog tracks our
shipments in most cases via the USPS...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required. This sometimes happens as we have
some hefty books and sets. Also, if your book is lightweight, we may upgrade from
media mail to first class at no extra charge to you, and you get your book
impressively fast. Or, a priority order will be sent by priority mail at those
specified costs.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer