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We Are the Cat: Life Through the Eyes of the Royal Feline Hardcover – August 29, 2006


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Bain (You Are a Dog: Life through the Eyes of Man's Best Friend) animates the interior world of the average house cat by having a cat (identified only by the royal "we") describe its life, pleasures and habits. It lives with "Laps"(i.e., people), in this particular case, two parents and a boy and girl, known respectively as Scratch, Mom, Fly and Kittengirl. Along with the cloying cuteness comes information that cat owners don't need a book to tell them: for instance, that cats love to drink from a running faucet, that "daytime is the perfect time of day to sleep." From the overly simplistic, the writing can veer to ridiculous attempts at the sublime: the purr "is the sound of the universe. The universe may be said to purr, and when we purr, we are in harmonious synchronization with the universe." This book could work for older children and young adults; most grown-ups will find it as unsophisticated as a true cat fancier finds—dare we say it?—a dog. 20 line drawings. (Aug. 29)
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About the Author

Terry Bain (who wrote this book in spite of his cat’s wishes otherwise) is the author of the bestselling book You Are a Dog. He won an O. Henry Award for short fiction and was named a Book Magazine Newcomer in 2003. He lives in a modest pack in Spokane, Washington, that includes his wife, three children, a cat, and two dogs.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (August 29, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307339181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307339188
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,622,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terry Bain (1967- ) was born in Puyallup, Washington and hopes you will not try to pronounce that even in your own head. He is a husband, father, minivan driver, and author of You Are a Dog: Life Through the Eyes of Man's Best Friend, and We Are the Cat: Life Through the Eyes of the Royal Feline. His first published story won an O. Henry award in 1994, and he's been resting on that single laurel ever since. He believes that everything on the internet is nonsense, and hopes that you will take anything you read about him on the internet in that spirit, and will make no bones about denying everything, including the thing about the cheerleader. It was a long time ago. He doesn't even know what you're talking about.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. L. Uminski on October 5, 2006
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This book is WONDERFUL. Scratch (I will use his cat-given name) is a fabulous writer who strikes the exactly correct tone. Anyone who has ever lived with a cat will enjoy this book. I have read many cat behavior books, many books on cats biology and genetics, as well as some sentimental memoirs about life with cats. This book, however, encapsulates just about everything with wit and joy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob Rideout on November 11, 2011
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I love cats and I love this small priceless book! The author clearly hits the nail on the head in a very fun, humorous way about those furry felines who live with us, but not for us, as dogs do. This is a must read for any true cat lover. I've given copies away for Christmas presents. His dog book is good too, but who wants to read about dogs when everyone knows that cats are superior and "felinity is divinity." Purchase this book if you truly love cats and want a good laugh.
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From the very beginning of Terry Bain's delightful point-of-view from Feline eyes, this book will touch your heart.

If you know and love cats - it will resonate immediately. It is endearing to hear their sometimes authoritative "voice"
through Terry's words and also deliciously humorous as you get the world through your cat's eyes.

I read and re-read this book, it will always be on my shelf...
that is, when I am not giving copies away.

A BEAUTIFUL gift for someone who loves furry angels in cat's clothing.

Buy more than one copy, you will want to give them away, too...

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