Lilly-Puss and Pharaoh: Where is Home?, by Natasha Blazic, is a sweet, short tale about two rescue cats, their new friendship, and their giant, strange human servants. Shelter cat Lilly-Puss knows the whole point of humans is to give cats snacks and warms beds. Her new roommate Pharaoh, though, holds memories and special feline powers from Ancient Egypt, when his ancestors were worshipped as gods. Their lives change when they're adopted by a man-servant and a women-servant, who provide them with a cat-sized door for exploring outside, a warm sleeping place by the fire, and strange conversations with another servant creature in a white coat.
The story is told from the cats' perspectives. Lilly-Puss is an independent little girl, you can absolutely picture her ignoring her human servants and bossing around her new housemate Pharaoh. She's also a lethal hunter outside, when she's not taking the warmest, comfiest naps inside. Pharaoh is more of the quiet kind of cat, more like I associate with older cats, but here it's because he's able to understand the thoughts of everyone around him. He's also a fan of warm naps, but then, who isn't? It's easy to see why the human servants like these little guys so much, and why the woman servant would be so upset when she thought Pharaoh was lost.
This sweet little story of Lilly-Puss and Pharaoh will absolutely hit you in the feels if you have a shelter cat. We got our little Sushi cat from a rescue. Sushi doesn't like dogs, kittens, or small children, which was just perfect for us, since, you know, same, but obviously that made placing her in a home or with a foster quite challenging. Little Sushi spent a while being scared and shy before she came to us, so I was extra sad to think of these kitty friends without a good, safe home, and very pleased when they found their warm spot at the fireplace.
Lilly-Puss and Pharaoh: Where is Home? is free on Kindle Unlimited. The end of the story makes it clear that Lilly-Puss and Pharaoh's friendship and their adventures are just beginning.