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My Cat Spit McGee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date November 1, 1999
Pages 141
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375503214
ISBN-10 0375503218
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $18.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The dog-loving author of North Toward Home and My Dog Skip describes life with a strong-willed cat named Spit McGee, exploring the dramatic ways that Spit has transformed his household and offering a close-up look at cats and their behavior, resourcefulness, and character. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Willie Morris never liked cats—indeed, he had a loathing of cats going back to his childhood.
        
Willie was always a dog man, as were almost all of the people he knew. My Dog Skip, his moving tribute to the dog he loved in boyhood, became an instant classic and then a captivating film.
        
And when his beloved black Lab, Pete, died, and his friends asked, "Will you get another dog?" Willie replied, "No, I'll get another wife first."
        
And that is precisely what happened—the wife part, anyway. But the woman Willie married turned out to be a cat woman, and on their first Christmas together, a little white waif found starving in a ditch off old Highway 51 outside Jackson, Mississippi, crept out from behind their Christmas tree with a red Yuletide ribbon around her neck. Willie was horrified, but that kitten eventually became the mother of Spit McGee, who is the subject of this surprising, beguiling, and altogether winning book.
        
When Spit McGee was three weeks old, he almost died, but he was saved by Willie with a little help from Clinic Cat, who gave him a blood transfusion. Spit McGee was tied to Willie thereafter, a fount of affection, loyalty, crankiness, and enigma—not to mention high and resilient intelligence. Spit has one blue eye and one golden eye. Although folk wisdom has it that a cat with different colored eyes is deaf, Spit McGee, according to Willie, could pick up a dinner conversation in Memphis, two hundred miles away.
        
My Cat Spit McGee vividly describes what Willie learned about cats over the years—their habits, eccentricities, and resourcefulness, the ways in which they have been irrevocably shaped by their long-ago jungle origin, and how they differ from dogs.
        
The result is an endearing, story-filled celebration of the love that millions of others have for their cats. It honors, too, an abiding comradeship, and Willie's and Spit's daily adventures as they tried to fathom each other.
        
My Cat Spit McGee is the memorable sequel to My Dog Skip and one of the finest books ever written about a cat.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780375503214 Book cover for 9781574902471
 
Large print edition from Thomas t Beeler (January 1, 2000)
9781574902471 | details & prices | 143 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Book by Morris, Willie
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from Random House Inc (November 1, 1999)
9780375503214 | details & prices | 141 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.95
About: The author describes life with a strong-willed cat named Spit McGee, exploring the dramatic ways that Spit has transformed his household and offering a close-up look at cats and their behavior, resourcefulness, and character
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375706936
 
from Vintage Books (November 1, 2000)
9780375706936 | details & prices | 141 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: The author describes life with a strong-willed cat named Spit McGee, exploring the dramatic ways that Spit has transformed his household and offering a close-up look at cats and their behavior, resourcefulness, and character.
Miscellaneous
Book cover for 9780375504648
 
With Colette Rausch, Dalai Lama (other contributor) | from Random House Inc (December 1, 2000)
9780375504648 | details & prices | List price $18.95
This edition also contains Speaking Their Peace: Personal Stories from the Frontlines of War and Peace
About: With endearing humor and unabashed compassion, Willie Morris--a self-declared dog man and author of the classic paean to canine kind, My Dog Skip--reveals the irresistible story of his unlikely friendship with a cat.

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