Garrison Keillor and his Stories and Songs about Cats
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. – Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor is one of my all time favorite storytellers. I had never heard of him until my brother took me to USC to see a live broadcast of his famous “Prairie Home Companion” radio show. I sat in the audience with binoculars (so I could read lips) and was absolutely mesmerized. He is a gifted storyteller. Of course, his stories and songs about cats delightful.
Garrison has created an audio book/CD titlted Songs of the Cat. In this CD Garrison Keillor joins German opera superstar Frederica Von Stade and noted conductor Philip Brunelle and produced sixteen songs in praise of felines. Songs include “My Grandmother’s Cat,” “The In and Out Song,” “Cat O Cat Come Home” as well as tunes from the more cat-loving classical composers.
Mr. Keillor has also published a book titled Cat, You Better Come Home. The Amazon description reads: “Tired of plain old cat food, Puff leaves home, headed for Europe and the jet-set life, living it up on beaches in Greece and in villas in France-until the day disaster strikes. Then it’s scratch, scratch, scratch on the windowsill . . . Garrison Keillor’s wit and style enliven this fable based on one of his popular ‘Cat Songs.'” It has a five star review rated by 17 folks. I am adding this to my list of “must reads.” You may want to do so too!