Source: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is not my usual type of book, but much to my own surprise, I've developed quite a soft spot for kitties, so when I saw this one available for review on NetGalley, I just had to check it out.
So you can better understand where I'm coming from, allow me to share a short background story first:
My introduction to my husband's family cat ended with claw marks on my face. I was neither pleased, nor impressed with the idea of a cat as a pet at that point, to say the very least. My mother-in-law frequently recommended we take the cat back to our apartment and I was vehemently opposed to this idea. That tiny little creature scared the bejesus out of me and I wanted to keep both of my eyes in their sockets, thank you very much. When circumstances changed and we had to live with his parents while preparing to buy our first house, I could hardly believe it, but that darn cat really did grow on me. It certainly helped that once she realized she was temporarily stuck with me, she stopped thinking of me as a terrifying "stranger" and finally quit her hissing and scratching. I fed her and I let her sit on my lap and suddenly we were BFFs. Apparently, it doesn't take much to make a cat happy. She's no longer with us, but that little furrball really did weasel her way into my heart.
The reason I tell you this story is to show I'm a recent convert to the world of cat-lovers and as a member of that particular "club," I found this little book quite amusing. It would be a perfect gift for the (crazy?) cat person in your life. Some of the photos are more creepy than cute, but the accompanying letters they "write" to their owners will be appreciated by anyone who has ever shared space with a feline. I wasn't rolling on the floor laughing, but the book did elicit quite a few chuckles. It's a short and entertaining read I would definitely recommend for the right person (i.e. not your dog-loving sister or you animal-phobic grandmother, but I'm sure you can figure that out for yourself!)
This book counts toward my reading goals for:
2013 ARC Reading Challenge