This is David Michie’s third book from HHC’s (His Holiness’ Cat) point of view, and it delivers the same wonderful style of human learning through the kitty’s experiences as both The Dalai Lama’s Cat and The Art of Purring.
Meditation is the focus (!) of this book, and it is through both HHC’s inner journey and the dialogue of the people surrounding her that readers become students themselves. Being in the
now meow is a powerful personal practice. The author’s gentle guidance and humorous storytelling make meditation reachable–and desirable–to anyone. It is a flowing, easy read offering deep spiritual gifts.
Familiar characters, both animal and human, are a welcome reunion with readers. Underlying storylines of people thread through all three books, and are more fully appreciated by reading them in order. If you’re drawn primarily through story, I suggest reading all three, as that will not be a deterrent to you. If, however, you have interest primarily in mediation and may feel slowed down by catching up on any backstory, then I highly encourage you to jump straight to this book.
And after you read it you are going to want to go back and read the other two! 🙂
Those with any interest at all in meditation are not to miss this book! Anyone looking to begin a personal practice will actually be immensely helped with this work of fiction. And anyone who loves animals will appreciate this story as well. I especially chuckled at the accidental Skype between HHC (the Dalai Lama’s cat) and HHD (the Pope’s dog)!