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I Could Pee On This And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano is pocket sized book of poetry that packs such a punch of wit, truth and observation that after reading it – if you don’t understand cat behavior – you might, just might get it. Quirky and perceptive this little volume is humorous, pointed and in spare words portrays the aloof, somewhat superior attitude that cats often leave their human’s feeling. After reading this you might just have an insight into their minds.
From the Introduction ….. “through the power of poetry and a publishing contract, cats everywhere can fully welcome people into their hearts, minds and souls.”
Presented in four sections (Family ~ Work ~ Play ~ Existence) the mind (and words) of a cat clearly give us a little understanding into what they really think.
Poems such as “I Could Pee On This”, “Who is That On Your Lap?”, “Tiny Boxes” and “Sushi” capture the wacky thoughts that run through the mind of the cat. Or that might run through the mind of the cat. Musings about: life, “Don’t put that thing around my neck” (The Leash); food, “Chicken and rice for the first day/ Chicken and rice for the second day” (Chicken And Rice); history, “In ancient Egypt /We cats were gods” (Kneel Before Me) and much more. Cat behavior is explored through the mind of the cat, and you end up knowing why you just really don’t get them. Totally misunderstood. Cute images of cats and kittens throughout this little gem makes for very fun reading but go for the mesmerizing display of cat psychology that will have die hard cat owners eyeing Fluffy and Slasher with slightly more knowing glances.
Try to read this little volume and not roar with laughter, while nodding your head knowing exactly what the cat is talking about. This is the perfect gift book for a crazy cat lover in your life, or something just for your own collection.
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