After falling in love with the first book, I was thrilled when I learned that a second had been written. The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring did not disappoint! It is just as charming and endearing as the first book.
The book asks the question, “what makes you purrr”, or in other words, what brings you happiness. Told from the perspective of HHC (His Holiness’s Cat), the story weaves in key concepts of living a happier life. There is a bit of everything in this book, from humor, to more touching moments, and yes, purring.
We first meet this adorable feline, HHC (His Holiness’ Cat), also known as “Little Snow Lion” in the first book “The Dalai Lama’s Cat.” HHC was rescued by the Dalai Lama when he saw the small kitten being thrown in the gutter. The first story we get to know what it is like living with the Dalai Lama, all told from the perspective of a very curious kitty! We also meet some of the characters that are in the sequel.
Before leaving for a very long trip to the United States, the Dalai Lama gives his Snow Lion the task of discovering the true causes of happiness. Being the smart cat that she is, HHC sets about trying to learn what makes her purr. Along the way humans, and even some dogs, help her discover what can help create lasting happiness in life.
A fun and easy read that teaches without preaching, these books have both become favorites. In fact, I really hope there will be a third in the series.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.