"What do you call your cat?"
"I don't believe in giving animals ridiculous names. I call him Cosmic Creepers, because that's the name he came with."
-Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Salvador Dalí had a pet ocelot named Babou; John Lennon's mother christened her family's kitten Elvis; Nobel laureate Doris Lessing shared her house with General Pinknose the Third - the exquisitely illustrated Alpha Cat presents a fascinating collection of feline monikers, each with a breezy mini-bio. The visually splendid book is big fun for animal-lovers - and a must-have for anyone with a new nameless kitty! (CH)