In ancient Egypt
We cats were gods
We ruled the heavens…
So kneel before me
I have long suspected that cats are utterly self-centered and only interested in their human companions for what the felines can finagle out of them. I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats proves it!
This little book is told from the point of view of various cats. The poems often start with an enchanting description of normal cattishness, with a surprising twist:
Sometimes when I lie on your warm chest / And wonder, ‘Who is that?’
Just in case all the cat lovers out there accuse me of slander (and perhaps even that I may be a dog person) I asked three fat cats of my acquaintance what they thought of the book. Mushroom and Pimpernel sniffed it hopefully, I suspect for food. Bandit was a bit more proactive and tried to bite it and then batted it with his paw. But all three are shocked at such a slur on their characters. Or, at least they would be if they had time to consider it – if it wasn’t time for food, or maybe a nap, or maybe to chase the long-suffering dog’s tail…
If you need a fun little book to brighten up these winter days, I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats could be just the thing to make you laugh out loud. It is illustrated throughout with dozens of cat photos, many with extreme awwww qualities. It may be a bit late to gift this book for the holiday season, but bear it in mind for special occasions for the cat-lovers in your life as it captures the utter and complete, but endearing, selfishness of cats.
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