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Bluff and Bran and the Snowdrift: 11/11/18
Bluff and Bran and the Snowdrift by Meg Rutherford caught my attention because it features a cat seeing snow for the first time. I came across it at the library while volunteering to sort through discards that might be good to sell at the Friends of the Library bookstore.
Bluff is a fluffy spotted feline and Bran is her teddy bear. Cats are often cast as aloof characters but a lifetime of living with cats has taught me that they like toys and will grow sentimentally attached to a favorite one.
Bluff is also the pet of a young girl. Bran was probably her bear as much as it now is Bluff's. The snow and countryside is new to her and is enough of a distraction that she's not thinking about what might happen to her cat.
Like Curious George in "Curious George Goes Up the River," Bluff and Bran end up floating down the river. Fortunately for everyone involved, it's a happy ending including a rescue and a reunion.