Humorous advice for cats, by cats.
The author "discovered" the feline world's best-kept secret in a file hidden on his mother's computer by her cat, Cleo, and now shares it with humanity for the first time. Topics covered range from avoiding visits to the vet, to the artful display of captured prey, to getting in the way of a human trying to read anything, including this paragraph. Upon publication, Cleo denied authorship and hired a team of lawyers with their claws out, but despite her best efforts, word is spreading with over 75,000 Kindle downloads:
The Cat Manual is hilarious for cat-lovers of all ages.
From the author of Cave Passages and Dark Life.
For years, my family has semi-joked that our beloved cat Skipper Lee Jr. left behind an instruction manual for all the cats that came into our lives after him. After reading this book, I now firmly believe that to be entirely true! This is a delightfully-written instruction book for cats. I do wonder if perhaps it's not the most current version, though, as a few essential tips were missing (e.g., being gravity's helper; sitting on stuff the human is attempting to move; etc.). But, as the author (or should I say, "human facilitator") pointed out in the forward, the copy of the manual he found may not be the "official" version. I truly enjoyed this book - laughing aloud as I realized my cats have memorized it already and have consistently and perfectly executed its instructions. It would appear some have mastered certain skills better than others. For example, Jane was the queen of hiding from vet visits and spitting out her medicine, while Marigold can kill a newspaper better than any cat I know. To know that it was "found" in my beloved home state of Arkansas only further supports my belief that Skip indeed had a copy that he brought with him in the move to Texas. This is an absolute must-read for anyone who is blessed enough to have a cat in their lives. By the way, I've come to realize I'm one of the suckers the book so often mentioned...but, I'm happy to be one!