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My Pet Human Takes Center Stage: 04/25/17
My Pet Human Takes Center Stage by Yasmine Surovec is the continuing adventures of Oliver and his pet human, Freckles. Oliver, once a semi-feral cat has been enjoying life as a pet with all the attention, boxes, belly rubs, and treats he can ever dream of. When Freckles goes to school and Oliver decides to stowaway in her backpack, his life is turned upside down.
Oliver taken to the Furr-ever Club as a safe place to stay during the school day. His story inspires the teacher to get the club members interested in some fundraising to help the local pet shelter. The other thing that Oliver has done is inspire Freckles and her mom to help other cats homes — meaning fostering.
The first cat they bring home is a little fuzzball of a kitten. Of course Oliver is jealous. He's still getting used to living with a human family, indoors. He doesn't want to end up back on the streets, or worse in the hands of Animal Control.
Yasmine Surovec with just simple black and white line art manages to capture all the different emotions of a small tuxedo cat. That Oliver happens to look nearly identical to our Tortuga makes the book all the more special. It was a chance to relive the early days of when we introduced Salmon to our household.