Diary of a Buddhist Cat

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Pub Date 19 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 02 Mar 2022

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Freddie’s start in life is difficult, but he finds The Buddha and decides to become a Buddhist cat.

When he’s saved from the cat shelter, by John and Mary, his new life begins. That’s when he meets Gemma.

Gemma regards humans as Fascist oppressors as they took her kittens away. She believes Freddie is soft in the head but begins to see his approach to life brings rewards.

Being a Buddhist cat isn’t always easy. He tries to live in the moment and wants to treat all animals and plants with kindness and respect.

Freddie finds himself at the centre of an adventure with his fellow animal friends. Freddie must help Rufus, who cannot fly as far as he wants from a children’s slide.

Freddie’s mission is to convince his humans to help.

From daring rescues to saving souls – Freddie’s journey is not for the fainted hearted. This cat has the heart of a lion and the wisdom of... The Buddha.

Freddie’s start in life is difficult, but he finds The Buddha and decides to become a Buddhist cat.

When he’s saved from the cat shelter, by John and Mary, his new life begins. That’s when he meets...


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I would recommend this book as well-written, escapism I highly recommend this book for a nice lighthearted read with a very deep meaning which will stay with you once you have finished reading the book.

I would recommend this book as well-written, escapism I highly recommend this book for a nice lighthearted read with a very deep meaning which will stay with you once you have finished reading the...


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ISBN 9781914965142
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Princess Fuzzypants here: This is a wonderful book not just because it is the diary of a cat but because Freddie is a most remarkable kitty. He is a Buddhist cat and the teachings that shape how he views the world and his place in it allow him to have a most profound impact on the various animals and humans around him. He is a cat with a hunger for knowledge so when he learns there is a library nearby, he enlists the help of some friendly crows to assist him in his efforts to gain higher knowledge. He is unfailingly polite and respectful to everyone and everything around him. That goes from the kibble in his dish to the rose that grows outside his home to the squirrel, hamster and other assorted creatures he discovers. His teachings rub off on the various critters and turns what could have been an enemy into a friend and ally. The most amazing transformation is that of Gemma, the cat who lived in his home before he came and who hates the world. Freddie, in his infinite wisdom and kindness understands why she is the way she is. With patience and consideration, he is able to win her over. His only “foe” seems to be a friend of his humans who wants to catch him on video doing one of the wonderful feats he pulls off. I am happy to report she is hoisted on her own petard. This is a delightful read, full of wisdom and insight, that will enchant readers both old and young. It would be impossible not to love Freddie. He is a cat for all ages. Five purrs and two paws up.

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I would recommend this book as well-written, escapism I highly recommend this book for a nice lighthearted read with a very deep meaning which will stay with you once you have finished reading the book.

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Funny and entertaining but with a sneaky little kick back that will stay with you and keep you thinking. This is a great concept and I loved the writing style and perspective. Yes, it’s funny, but I think readers get a bit more than just a laugh from this insightful book.

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In 'Diary of a Buddhist Cat' Julian Worker captures the sense that cat owners will undoubtedly have of their animals not only having a secret inner life, but of them being highly aware of human shortcomings, reflected by the innate sense of superiority and aplomb that cats often convey. Counter that with Freddie the rescue cat's decision to adopt Buddhist practices and philosophies such as gratitude and non-judgement, his ability to read and love of books, add his unsettled early life from which he still feels the separation from his mother, mix it with adventurous quests and encounters with unlikely allies - and you have very entertaining and unusual story. Expressing principles and practices for living well and joyfully are so important in our world, and the thread of caring, non-judgment, forgiveness, loving-kindness, and acceptance is greatly needed in these challenging times. Julian Worker shows an imaginative mind with a wide range of knowledge and wisdom interlaced with perceptive 'cat life' characteristics which entertain and amuse, and hopefully also enlighten.

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