Saturday, September 20, 2014

'I Could Pee on This'

A slight diversion from my normal serious reviews...

But it's worth it.  Especially since we all need some humor in our lives.

Just a few days ago, a very generous company donated tons of books to our non-profit thrift store, and I was in Book Hog heaven!  My stack of 'wants' grew the longer I sorted through boxes, but one special little book grabbed my heart.  It grabbed my heart so much that I couldn't help but read some of the contents to my kitty-loving coworkers.

'I Could Pee on This' is perfect.  So perfect, in fact, that 
I just had to take it home immediately. Filled with angst-ridden 
(and piggy) poems 'written' by cats, I had many a belly laugh which brightened my day.

Francesco Marciuliano is better known as the as the illustrator/writer of the comic strip, 'Sally Forth', but now he's gained great renown with this purrfect little book.

An example (I dare you not to laugh, cat lovers!):


Her new sweater doesn't smell of me
Author Francesco Marciuliano with Boris & Natasha

I could pee on that
She's gone out for the day and
 left her laptop on the counter
I could pee on that
Her new boyfriend just pushed
 my head away
I could pee on him
She's ignoring me ignoring her
I could pee everywhere
She's making up for it
 by putting me on her lap
I could pee on this
I could pee on this

The rest of the 'poems' are so funny and so 'right on' that I couldn't help but read it over and over.  As the 'owner' (or better known as 'the Food Lady/Litter Box Cleaner) of the Evil Plan Bureau, these poems have given me a greater insight into the inner workings of the minds of my little clowder.

So, if you want something light, something humorous, something that's rather...strange, read 'I Could Pee on This'.

But don't let your cats catch you.  God knows what evil plans they'll hatch.

'I Could Pee on This', published by Chronicle Books, can be found at your library and favorite independent bookseller.  ISBN 978-1-4521-1058-5

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