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Cats, Books & Litter-ary Tastes

by | Jul 12, 2013 | Ask Amy Videos, Cat Behavior & Care, Writing Advice & More | 10 comments

typwriterAs you read this, I am in New York at Thrillerfest, celebrating the best writing in thrillers around. It seemed appropriate to offer a post today about the relationship between cats and books–since felines figure so much in my own writing. What’s the deal with cats and reading material, anyway?

In my line of work, my most successful autograph parties happen at dog or cat shows. Invariably I end up with kitty kibitzing in terms of the felines choosing their own pick-of-the-litter-ary selection. How about you?

Do your cats enjoy books? What’s their relationship with reading material? Even with my Kindle, Seren-kitty insists on planting her furry nether regions on top of the screen. Why do cats like to SIT on books? For my answer…scroll down to the video Ask Amy, below. Enjoy!

Wall-E-2cat-bookkitten and booksserenbooks

http://youtu.be/8p8Ep-wihPE

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10 Comments

  1. Franny Syufy

    Can’t believe it’s Thrillerfest time again. I know you’ll have a wonderful time, and come away with all sorts of new friends and chiller-thriller ideas.

    Why do cats sit on books? In my home, I can think of two reasons:
    – Because every horizontal surface is either cluttered with books or cat photos.
    – Because cats sit usually sit wherever they damn well please!

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    • Amy Shojai

      LOL! Yes, it’s so much fun here! Taking brief break to unload some of the books I’ve snagged! More books for Seren to “read.”

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  2. Patricia Hubbard

    I’m so glad you’re having such a great time at Thrillerfest. By the way, I love the cat sweater! Yes, my cats don’t want any newspapers, magazines, etc. in their way when they want all the attention which is most of the time. I was going to use my iPad yesterday and lo and behold I turn around to get it and Termite, my youngest cat is sitting his hiney on it and looking around like he’s a king. I call them my little paperweights. LOL. Looking forward to hearing about your trip. Have a safe trip home!

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    • Amy Shojai

      Kitty paperweight truly describes it! I’ve got pictures galore from Tfest, now to share. Getting on plane later today.

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  3. Debra Chandler

    Happy home from T-fest, Amy! Glad it was wonderful! Nyx seems to purr-fur the laptop to my books, not sure if she just likes the warm, or if she’s jealous of the writing!

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    • Amy Shojai

      Probably a combo of both. *s*

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  4. Fleur

    So hows Thrillerfest @Amy? Im more into dogs, but the cat on the first pic caught my attention. Nice furr and interesting red eyes. What breed is that?

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    • Amy Shojai

      Thrillerfest was wonderful! I’ve a couple more blogs posted since this one with updates about the event. As for the cat breeds in this blog–the kitten in the typewriter is a Persian baby, the black and white kitty on the book is a domestic longhair, and the curly coated cat is a Selkirk Rex kitty named Wall-E. Here’s video of Wall-E at the cat show! http://youtu.be/XvAQMsYL8Cg

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