Coverart for item
The Resource Strays : a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America, Britt Collins ; with a foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Strays : a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America, Britt Collins ; with a foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Label
Strays : a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America
Title
Strays
Title remainder
a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America
Statement of responsibility
Britt Collins ; with a foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Creator
Contributor
uxS1W7IzMEk
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other. Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon. One rainy night, he stumbles upon a hurt, starving, scruffy cat and takes her in. Nursing her back to health, he names her Tabor and she becomes a bit of a celebrity in southeast Portland. When winter comes, they travel from Oregon to the beaches of California to the high plains of Montana, surviving blizzards and bears, angry steers and rainstorms. Along the way, people are drawn to the spirited, beautiful cat and moved to help Michael, who cuts a striking figure with Tabor riding high on his backpack or walking on a leash. Tabor comforts Michael when he's down, giving Michael someone to love and care for, and inspiring him to get sober and to come to terms with his past family traumas and grief over the death of his life partner. As they make their way across the West Coast, the pair become inseparable, healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts. But when Michael takes Tabor to a veterinarian in Montana, he discovers that Tabor has an identification chip and an owner in Portland who has never given up hope of finding his beloved cat, Michael makes the difficult choice to return to Portland and reunite Tabor with her owner. Now Michael must create a new purpose in his life after Tabor. The authentic tale of an adventurous and charismatic cat and her compassionate human admirers, Strays proves the healing power of love and the profound bond between humans and animals
Summary
Presents the story of how homeless alcoholic Michael King rescued an injured stray cat who accompanied him on his travels through the American West and inspired him to reach out for help, achieve sobriety, and come to terms with painful losses
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569298
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Britt
Dewey number
636.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Masson, J. Moussaieff
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Michael
  • Cats
  • Pet loss
  • Homeless men
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across america
Label
Strays : a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America, Britt Collins ; with a foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Portland, Oregon: round midnight -- Stray cat blues -- Gimme shelter -- Scary monsters and super creeps -- Born to run -- On the road again -- Oregon to California: riders on the storm -- Backwoods Oregon: Memory Motel -- Baby please come home -- Anyway, anyhow, anywhere -- California: ride into the Sun -- King City: sweetheart of the rodeo -- Bad moon rising -- Ventura, California: good vibrations -- The stars are out tonight -- Yosemite: walk on the wild wide -- Big sky country: devils & dust -- Black magic woman -- Dillon, Montana: holy cow -- Portland: a summer storm and full moon -- Helena, Montana: mysteries of a feline heart -- Astral weeks -- The most beautiful girl -- The cat was a rainbow in a dark world -- The long and winding road -- Portland again: sweet emotion -- Seven steps to heaven
Control code
ocn985602812
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781501122590
Lccn
2016057210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985602812
Label
Strays : a lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey across America, Britt Collins ; with a foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Portland, Oregon: round midnight -- Stray cat blues -- Gimme shelter -- Scary monsters and super creeps -- Born to run -- On the road again -- Oregon to California: riders on the storm -- Backwoods Oregon: Memory Motel -- Baby please come home -- Anyway, anyhow, anywhere -- California: ride into the Sun -- King City: sweetheart of the rodeo -- Bad moon rising -- Ventura, California: good vibrations -- The stars are out tonight -- Yosemite: walk on the wild wide -- Big sky country: devils & dust -- Black magic woman -- Dillon, Montana: holy cow -- Portland: a summer storm and full moon -- Helena, Montana: mysteries of a feline heart -- Astral weeks -- The most beautiful girl -- The cat was a rainbow in a dark world -- The long and winding road -- Portland again: sweet emotion -- Seven steps to heaven
Control code
ocn985602812
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781501122590
Lccn
2016057210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)985602812

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...