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Everyday Cat Excuses: Why I Can't Do What You Want

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Welcome to the cat excuse universe! It’s a place of fur balls, dead things turned into feline playthings, hours spent catnapping—and stubborn, naughty little creatures who do what they want, never what they’re asked. Cats are full of excuses, so any human who happens to be owned by one should use this delightful comic collection to prepare for its sly explanations and justifications. A charmingly line-drawn, highly humorous, and personality-filled kitty presents all the reasons why “I can’t.” I’m shedding, I’m ...
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Overview

Welcome to the cat excuse universe! It’s a place of fur balls, dead things turned into feline playthings, hours spent catnapping—and stubborn, naughty little creatures who do what they want, never what they’re asked. Cats are full of excuses, so any human who happens to be owned by one should use this delightful comic collection to prepare for its sly explanations and justifications. A charmingly line-drawn, highly humorous, and personality-filled kitty presents all the reasons why “I can’t.” I’m shedding, I’m salivating, I’m kneading (but not needing) you, my ears are rotating. Or she can’t be bothered listening because she’s having an intense catnip experience. Cat lovers will recognize every funny scenario…and their pets will want to sneak a peek to discover new ideas!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402759031
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 939,517
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Funny for cat lovers

    This is a book for the cat lovers in your family. It will make them laugh till it hurts great book for a gift.

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  • Posted November 22, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    As a cat owner, I'm very familiar with the, how should I say it, whimsical nature of my own feline, Callie Lou. <BR/><BR/>Basically, this means that I understand that she'll do what I want - when she wants to. She'll do what she wants - when she wants to. Scratch me behind the ears. No, wait, don't scratch me. Feed me. No, wait, I just barfed that up all over the living room carpet. Let me lay beside you on the bed. No, wait, I think I'd rather go play with my wind-up mouse at three o'clock in the morning until you throw things at me to make me stop jumping on your head as if you were a trampoline. <BR/><BR/>Yes, I understand quite well the whimsical nature of cats. <BR/><BR/>So, too, does author/illustrator Molly Brandenburg. With EVERYDAY CAT EXCUSES, you'll learn exactly why your cat is unable to do anything that you want her (or him) to do. <BR/><BR/>Too busy scratching, shedding, washing, sleeping, eating, chasing things, sleeping, thinking deep thoughts, playing, sleeping, oh, and did I mention sleeping? (I can attest to the fact that cats do, indeed, sleep about twenty hours a day.) <BR/><BR/>The stark, black and white illustrations are wonderful, the excuses are hilarious, and the book, overall, is a must-have for any cat owner. <BR/><BR/>Now, back to doing whatever my cat wants me to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

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    Molly Brandenburg is not only a gifted cartoonist and writer, but she is also a standup comedienne and it is this last means of communication that sets her fine little book apart. Though handsomely produced with high quality paper and clean design, the real beauty of this brief book of line drawings of cats with accompanying `cat excuses' is the amount of insight into cat behavior AND the noticeably oblique comparison to human behavior! In addition to the very funny and very true interpretation of feline thoughts and responses to their 'owners', Brandenburg offers short scenarios of cat behavior when humans are not around. For all cat lovers this is a collection of frequently observed 'looks' we receive from our cats and Brandenburg's interpretation of those attitudes. They are smart, clever, funny, and endearing. This is definitely a book to gift to friends who cohabitate with cats. Well Done! Grady Harp

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