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Cats and Their Adorable Quirks
Cat Owners Will See Their Cat in This Hilarious Picture Book
I have raised many cats and currently have only one, but my current cat is definitely portrayed in this hilarious picture book and story about the quirky behavior that all cats display. Pet parents who own cats will want to add Jory John's Cat Problems to their family bookshelf. Readers will certainly see their own cat in these illustrations and the descriptive text.
Jory John writes in the first-person as a cat as she describes all of the daily problems of this kitty. Does your kitty every sit and stare at its empty bowl and accuse of of trying to starve them? Cat owners will laugh at the illustration of the cat with her empty cardboard box. We all know that our cats prefer the boxes instead of the toys that come in the box. Oh no, here comes that vacumn monster! I laughed at this one in particular-the illustration and text that describes the cat's behavior of wanting to "scratch the couch, but I already tore all the materials off both arms." The kitty also has a conversation with a squirrel through the window. The squirrel actually tells the cat that it should be grateful for its life indoors and stop being so bored. One more problem that all cat owners can relate to is this kitty's demand for wet food, not those dry kibbles. Wet food is definitely worth all of those loud meows!
Lane Smith contributed her talents as an illustrator with her drawings that portray all of the problems that our cats have. Cat Problems was published by Random House Studio and is recommended for ages 4-7. Adults who own and love cats will also love this adorable picture book. It has an ISBN of 978-0-593-30213-2.
Hilarious Illustrations That Portray Cat Problems
Coping With the Quirky Behavior That Cat Owners Encounter
Everyone who sees their own cat portrayed in this adorable picture book will have different ways that they learn to cope with their cat's whims and needs. The issues that our cats can present us with are always present. The issue of dry food vs. wet food is a common problem. Cats require more wet food because most of them drink very little water. I am always concerned that my own cat does not drink enough water. Wet food is greatly preferred by all of our cats, and this is not just a quirk that they have. It is a health requirement to keep them hydrated.
There is also the issue that this kitty has in her story about wanting to get out of the house. My own cat spends hours lying in the window looking out. However, our cats do not realize that they are definitely safer when they live indoors. Many people have outdoor cats, but I have heard stories about horrible accidents that happen to outdoor cats. Veterinarians recommend that we keep our kitties entertained inside. The outside world is dangerous to our cats.
The problem of scratching that this kitty has will also be one that cat owners will relate to. There is now a wealth of "no scratch" sprays that cat owners can purchase. Most of these products work.
This kitty in Jory John's Cat Problems also lives with other cats and sometimes has a problem with getting privacy. Cat owners who own more than one cat will relate to the funny illustrations of this problem. It is recommended that more than one litter box is necessary for households with multiple cats. Each cat needs its own bed. I encountered problems with my own cats when I did own more than one and each of them were very particular about their bed. I encountered the problem that each of them always wanted the bed that the other one had. I decided to let them solve this problem by themselves.
Jory John's Cat Problems is one that all cat lovers will enjoy.
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