This is the first in a series about author Amber Jo Illsley’s cat, Reilly, whose full name is Seamus O’Reilly. A semi-fictional, illustrated story, Reilly – A Dreadful, Adorable Cat centers around the cat’s antics and witty repartee with the author, inviting occasional interjections from the sleepy and long-suffering Katie O’Brien, Reilly’s girlfriend.
From Reilly’s viewpoint, the world is a fascinating place, and he views himself as the most fascinating part of it. A chauvinist to the worst degree, Reilly still manages to ingratiate himself with many of the people he comes in contact with—providing he leaves his claws sheathed—but he is more than content to make enemies of most other cats, except Katie. And even she is not exempt from Reilly’s bullying ways, although she does have some subtle methods of her own in getting around Reilly.
Reilly is both a bully and an adorable cat, hence the name for the first in this series: “Reilly — A Dreadful, Adorable Cat”.