My Cat Spit McGee by Willie Morris

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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. Forced to confront a lifetime of kitty-phobia when he marries a cat woman, Willie discovers that Spit McGee, a feisty kitten with one blue and one gold eye, is nothing like the foul felines that lurk in his nightmares.

For when Spit is just three weeks old he nearly dies, but is saved by Willie with a little help from Clinic Cat, which provides a blood transfusion. Spit is tied to Willie thereafter, and Willie grows devoted to a companion who won't fetch a stick, but whose wily charm and occasional crankiness conceal a fount of affection, loyalty, and a "rare and incredible intelligence." My Cat Spit McGee is one of the finest books ever written about a cat, and a moving and entertaining tribute to an enduring friendship.


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About Willie Morris

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Willie Morris's last book, My Cat Spit McGee was published by Random House in Fall 1999. He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until his death in 1999.
 
Published August 13, 2002 by Vintage. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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slowly became joy enough to Morris, but nothing akin to Rivers’s son, the Spit McGee celebrated here, a cat that Morris coaxed life into when his young mother blew an emotional gasket during the birth and rejected the litter.

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Morris named his cat Spit McGee after a mischievous, resourceful boy in one of the children's books he wrote.

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