ROYAL OAK, Mich. (Wireless Flash) -- Comedian Don Knotts may be wacky, but he's nothing compared to his kitty cat, Tatters. That's according to the new book "The Cats of Our Lives" (Birch Lane Press), which reveals Knotts' cat is a real loony tune who attacks his owner's feet and even sneaks drinks of water from the comedian's glass. But Tatters is a prince compared to the cat that lives with former "Gomer Pyle" cast member Ronnie Schell. It once attacked Schell's private parts when he and his new bride were trying to do the nasty. Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells claims her vet almost banned her cat from the office after it threw a hissyfit as doctors were giving it a bath. And "Batman's" former Catwoman Julie Newmar once pulled strings with Romanian customs agents just so she could smuggle a kitty out of the country.
CONTACT: Frank Dohanyos (book's author), ***1/2; Royal Oak, MI; (248) 399-1101