I have a cat, who is called Mrs Chippy on account of the rather excellent four-legged polar explorer.
I love this book, which I read in almost in one sitting, as it detailed the adventures of Mrs Chippy over the period of a year. The characters, not only of Mrs Chippy and his mate, but of all on board the Endurance at the start of that fateful expedition are all brought lividly to life. You can almost breath the freezing Antartic air! Read this book, enjoy the sights and smells and the sounds that Mrs Chippy reports. This is a brilliant book.