Here’s Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett.
I’m actually already done with this, because I started it just before going on a trip to Budapest, and as I had already dropped off Artemis at his new owl-sitters (who have now been cured of any desire to get an owl of their own), I did not actually have an owl available for a photo.
So while Artemis was busy traumatizing my friends’ cats, I was rereading another of my favorite Discworld books. I think this might be my second-favorite City Watch book. Not sure what I love most: Vimes setting traps for assassins for sport, Vetinari being absolutely delirious from arsenic poisoning, or Nobby being frantically convinced that his boss will cut his head off if he, Nobby, is made king (“Mr Vimes’d go spare!”).
Feet of Clay
by Terry Pratchett
For members of the City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by periods of torpid inactivity. Now is one such troubling time. People are being murdered, but there’s no trace of anything alive having been at the crime scene. Is there ever a circumstance in which you can blame the weapon not the murderer? Such philosophical questions are not the usual domain of the city’s police, but they’re going to have to start learning fast…
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[…] Feet of Clay (Terry Pratchett) On to the next book in my Discworld reread. This has got to be my second-favorite City Watch book. Not only does it introduce Cheery Littlebottom, but it also includes Vimes terrorizing assassins and Vetinari being totally delirious from poisoning. […]
I haven’t read this one yet, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I hope your owl-sitters weren’t too traumatized.
Their cats were utterly traumatized, while the owl-sitters themselves said they would still feed Artemis the next time I went on a trip… provided he stayed at my house and they just had to stop by once a day xD
Aaww, poor kitties. It makes sense, though. Cats aren’t as brave as they would like us to think. I got a pet rabbit once (he was a rescue) and he absolutely traumatized my cats too. They got used to him (they had no choice) but it took a while!
The owl is usually terrified of cats, so I had honestly thought he would be the scared one… but I had underestimated his evilness!
Maybe it’s just because you weren’t there to see him not being scared of the cats…