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100 1 Collins, Britt.
245 10 Strays :|ba lost cat, a homeless man, and their journey
across America /|cBritt Collins.
264 1 Ashland :|bBlackstone Audio,|c2017.
264 1 [Ashland, Oregon] :|bBlackstone Audio,|c
300 1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 46 min., 21 sec.))
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338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
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511 0 Read by George Newbern.
520 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 and 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.
588 0 Hard copy version record.
600 10 King, Michael,|d1964-
650 0 Cats.
650 0 Pet loss.
650 0 Homeless men.
650 0 Human-animal relationships.
650 7 PETS / Cats / General.|2bisacsh
650 7 TRAVEL / Special Interest / Pets.|2bisacsh
650 7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Gay & Lesbian.|2bisacsh
655 4 Downloadable audio books.
655 7 Audiobooks.|2lcgft
700 1 Newbern, George,|d1964-
710 2 OverDrive, Inc.
776 08 |iSource record:|aCollins, Britt.|tStrays.|bUnabridged.
|d[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, 
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856 40 |uhttp://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=89&titleID=3224986
|zAn electronic audiobook accessible online