What’s THAT Doing There? A Garfy Book

(17 customer reviews)


  • Author Name: Cate Caruth, David Willers
  • Publication Date: 28/02/2019
  • Format: Paperback

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This collection of short stories features the fictionalised adventures of the real Garfield, Ely’s most famous cat!

Garfy, full name Garfield Abercrombie Reginald Fergusson, is an elegant ginger tom with a white bib and socks. He lives in a flat in Ely. Opposite his home is a large meadow in which Garfy loves to roam. Then, one day, someone puts up fences and builds a Paterson’s Superstore on Garfy’s meadow.

Having initially tried to sabotage the building works, Garfy decides to adopt the supermarket as his home-from-home. He makes a guest appearance at the grand opening of the store and is their first customer. He rapidly becomes a celebrity cat despite the resistance of the store manager.

David Willers is the owner of the real Garfy. He runs Garfy’s Facebook page (with a following of over 5000) and has chronicled the cat’s adventures there. He lives in Ely and manages all of the real Garfy’s media affairs. Due to Garfy’s notoriety, David has good connections with the team at Ely Sainsbury’s and also with the local division of Cats Protection (Garfy makes regular appearances for them and is the ‘pin-up’). Local shoppers keep their eyes peeled for Garfy – he has his own seat at the petrol station and is often to be found on the sofa at the Virgin Travel shop (below Sainsbury’s). Virgin Travel staff members claim that people will ring ahead to see if Garfy is there before they come in to book a holiday. This summer will see a portrait of him hung at Ely Station. He’s featured regularly in the local press and is well-loved in the area.

Cate Caruth is a writer from Bury St Edmunds and has co-written the book with David. She has published her own fiction books and writes bespoke children’s books for charity. She runs her own content solutions business, Creative Worlds, helping businesses ‘translate their materials into content gold’. Her client list includes the world-renowned life coach, Pete Cohen, and multiple Tedx presenter Patti Dobrowolski.

17 reviews for What’s THAT Doing There? A Garfy Book

  1. Ann silwood

    Read the book and love it garfy is a real cat all true story s aboat what he gets up to kids and adults with love it so get out there and pre order the boom please

  2. Helena Miller

    I just so love this book have been reading it to my granddaughter to help her drop of to sleep, when she happily joins dream land , instead of putting it down I am compelled to keep reading it. It is so beautifully written. Feel good factor 10 out of 10.

  3. William Helme

    Loved this book read it to my son who loved it as well, hope they write a sequel

  4. Lorraine Reader

    Loving this book about the beautiful real cat who I am lucky enough to have met, but you don’t have to be an Ely local to enjoy this glorious book about his escapades . Lovely for children or adults beautifully written with lovely illustrations, cant wait for a sequel.


    Loved this book about the handsome ginger cat which made me laugh out loud at some of his antics he gets up to. Extremely entertaining and suitable for children and adults alike. Met him a few times and he is such a gentlemen and has not let his celebrity status go to his head! Look forward to meeting him again at his book signing next month. Thoroughly recommend.

  6. nannaraine

    Read it, loved it, waiting with bated breath for next book about this wonderful very funny cat.

  7. Lucie

    Loved reading this book. I couldnt help but laugh and smile at what the cheeky Garfy gets up to. 100% recommend getting this book, you’ll be smiling along too!

  8. Tracy Johnson (verified owner)

    An absolutely fabulous book outlining the adventures of the most wonderful Ginger Tom who has sat on my lap on more than one occasion whilst I’ve been out shopping. Looking forward to the book signing and hopefully a sequel. Fantastic, thank you David and Cate for making me smile I’ve enjoyed it immensely x

  9. Rose Marie Evans

    What’s That Doing There?
    The Garfy Book
    Is A Wonderful And Precious Book
    I Absolutely Love This Book
    It’s Totally Hilarious Considering All The Thins That He Does
    I Will Definitely Be Reading It Again

  10. Louise Ruddock

    Love love love this book, i work in the Supermarket in the story and have met Garfy on many occasions. Quite often he grabs at my legs so i stop and fuss him, he really is a gentle lovely cat.

  11. James David Blackburn

    What’s THAT doing there?
    I really love this book. It’s a funny fun book to read. The things garfy does is so cute. While I was reading the book, it was like i was there seeing him do all of this. If you like cats. You will love this story. He learns allot about the changes he goes through. But all in all , its a good book. Please order this book. You really will enjoy it.

  12. samantha Lanier

    It is a lovely book to read, both myself and my daughter can read this. It has you laughing out loud in so many places. I read it with in one day, a cold wet windy Monday was cheered up no end by the little treasure. I think i need to visit Ely to meet the marvellous moggy.

  13. Nicola Tick

    Loved this book and enjoyed reading it to my four year old.

  14. Sue Farrow

    Such a good read, really funny in many parts of the book. I was looking forward to what was going to happen next.
    Garfy is one loveable cat and I’ve met him a few times and he comes when I call him.
    Love the story I hope there will be a Garfy book 2!

  15. Michelle

    Wanted to take a few moments to share with you how much I enjoy this book. It is a delight 💖. On one hand I couldn’t put it down on the other I wanted to savour it and make it last. The story about Garfys adventures couldn’t be told in a funnier better written way. The fact that it’s mostly true makes it even more special. A must read for people of all ages!!! More stories please 😁😁

  16. Heidi Hermone

    Read the book so many times that I feel I am there with Garfy, I love the book and hoping that David writes a second book. Brilliantly written congratulations on the book

  17. Tracey Pattison

    I loved this book. It was funny and touching too. It’s a book for kids and big kids who love animals. I do hope there’s a second book soon.

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