read and thoroughly enjoyed David Michie's first novel, "The Dalai Lama's Cat," so I was delighted at the opportunity to read the next outing featuring HHC (His Holiness' Cat) and her perspective on life at McLeod Ganj.
This time, His Holiness is going away for an extended period of time and asks the cat to consider why she purrs. This begins HHC's examination of happiness. She learns several lessons through the course of the book just by observing what happens in her circle of human and canine friends around town.
Michie's clever way of teaching Buddhist precepts without preaching, as the lessons are seen through the eyes of a charming and lovable HImalayan cat, is a great way to introduce concepts about living in the present, meditation, and understanding that material objects and success are not really the basis for happiness.
I may re-read this book tomorrow; that's how much I enjoyed it.