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Book Review: whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds

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From the publisher:

You’ve always wondered what your cat does when you’re not at home. But little did you know, he was spending all his time on the kitty classifieds-nonopposable thumbs be damned! Whether ISO A love connection, new bandmates, or a lightly-used litterbox, whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds is the go-to choice for internet-savvy felines.

My review:

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first heard about whiskerslist by Angie Bailey. I thought it sounded cute and since cats already rule the internet, it didn’t seem far fetched that they would have their own classifieds site. What I found was a hilarious book that I didn’t want to put down!

whiskerslist is full of ads that you can imagine any cat would place. Maybe Fluffy is looking to trade a jingle ball for a catnip mouse. Maybe Tom lives with a human who constantly takes pictures of him and posts them on the internet without asking his permission and he’s looking to take legal action. Or possibly Skippy is holding a nip festival in his basement. Of course, that could lead to looking on whiskerslist for someone to facilitate an intervention for that buddy who has hit rock bottom with the nip. You might even see an ad from a dog looking for help from a cat!

My personal favorite is the cat from Mason City, IA offering services of, well, fertilizing gardens. He claims to “eat an organic raw food diet” and that he leaves “tidy but generous deposits.” Ms. Bailey offers different levels of humor in the various ads, some leaving me giggling, grinning, or even snorting with laughter.

Recommended for:

Cat lovers, gift giving.

About the author:

Angie Bailey is a freelance writer, blogger, humorist, and professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association. She is the creator and writer of the Catladyland blog, which won the 2011 Pettie Award for Funniest Pet Blog/Blogger, as well as the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media award for Best Humor Blog. She lives with her husband, two kids, and three cats in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Find the book online at whiskerslist.com, and Angie at angie-bailey.com.

Title: whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds

Author: Angie Bailey

Publisher: Running Press

Publication Month: September 2013

Paperback: 208 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7624-4981-1

Rating: 4 paws

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