A Cat Named Birdie
About the Book
A cat named birdie - the author expresses delight and wonderment at the great range of behaviours, ranging from comical and hilarious, to tender and even moving, exhibited by his former budgie and his present rescue cat from the humane society of Ottawa. even though they are separated in time and space, and the persons who appear in the stories are not the same anymore, in the author's imagination, it is all just like yesterday, so that the lines become blurred between yesterday and today. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the first poem, a cat named birdie, where the author imagines himself training his present cat to get along in peace and harmony with his former budgie, concluding that it would be to the cat's credit if it could be done he says.
About the Author
A cat named birdie/adaptations too - Christopher Richard nelson was born on December 24, 1956 in the town of Baden-Baden, West Germany (black forest). the only son of his English father, Thomas Donald, and his German wife, Rosemarie, he lived in Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Europe (Fontainebleau, France) and the States (Colorado Springs, Colorado). A Master's Scholar in Economic Science, Chris has worked for the federal government (NRC/Finance) before circumstances led him to take up free lance writing: ten first class/original books with emphasis on global challenges (Holistic Economic Development) and Christian vs. Worldly Value Systems and their implications for humanity's happiness/survival (depending on peace, social justice, and stewardship of mother nature's resources/habitats for plants and animals including man) (Pollyanna's Hope and Adaptations). Chris also likes to write light hearted/amusing poetry about the people and pets in his life: A Single Rose Can be My Garden (with four subtitles) and A Cat Named Birdie (also including A Budgie Named Bertie).