As much as they exasperate us, we adore cats, and the literary world is an excellent example of our devotion to felines, whether it's cats in bookstores or cats in literature. Literary cats range from the illustrated like Garfield and Heathcliff, to the beloved companions like Tao from The Incredible Journey and Crookshanks from the Harry Potter books, to legendary kitties like Puss in Boots, to the downright bizarre like the grinning and inscrutable Cheshire Cat from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. And of course we could never forget T.S. Eliot's Practical Cats.
But there are some cherished and celebrated classics that were, strangely, written to be woefully cat-free. I know, I don't understand it either. So we naturally took it upon ourselves to improve upon some legendary literature with our 'Put a Cat On It!' campaign, and kittied up some of our favorite iconic books. Now they're purr-fect.
Enjoy our catified versions of the classics.
Life, as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old Irish cat, is a poignant voyage through a bewildering, ever-changing world of family, mice, friends, dreams, catnip and growing up. Whether down to the pub for a saucer of milk or chasing the neighborhood dogs, Catty Clarke is always up for an adventure.
The real deal: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle