Thursday, April 12, 2018

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (71) Rosa Silva's I'm Not Sorry: Poems by Cats #Review

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), pictured with a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.

This week I'm reviewing I'm Not Sorry, (a book of Poems by Cats) by a good friend of Cat Thursday, Rosa Silva from Cat Lady Confidential.

My thoughts on I'm Not Sorry
She has done it again! Completely capturing the funny and feisty (and often loving) sides of cats. Oh, but oops! This is a book of "Poems By Cats", of course, they would be accurately portrayed. Seriously though, the poems in this book are cats to a T. I have a few favorites I will share here so you can see what I mean.

I like to sleep in the sink
it's also a great place to have a drink. 
But fresh laundry is the best,
when I sleep there I feel so blessed. 
The linen closet is also good for a nap, 
or even your comfortable lap.
With so many great places to sleep, 
why did you buy me a bed that looks so cheap?


It's a blessing
to be a cat
do you know
how much humans love me

I meow to get your attention
look at me
play with me
pet me
I am your cat

Sometimes I love you
sometimes I hate you
sometimes I hate you and love you at the same time
I guess I'm human after all

Apologizing is
foreign to me
for I am a cat 
and I'm always right

Truth! And this one is Alice's personal motto...

It's 6 a.m., it's time to eat.
It's 9 a.m., it's time for a treat.
It's 11 a.m., it's time for brunch.
It's 2 p.m., it's time for lunch.
It's 4 p.m., it's time for a snack.
It's 6 p.m., I could eat a macaque.
It's 8 p.m., it's time for dinner.
I'm sure this diet will make me thinner.

Love it!

I love this clever little book of poems. Another added delight is each section is headed by a particular cat accompanied by gorgeous cat images. For example: Petey O'Malley...The most shameless cat in the world. 

If you're looking for a fun, light read that completely encompasses the attitudes and antics of cats, then this one is definitely for you.

About the Book
These cats have destroyed curtains, scratched couches, bitten hands, shredded toilet paper… and they are not sorry. Now they decided to celebrate their achievements in these insightful and funny poems written by themselves.

With titles like “It’s 6 a.m., time to wake up”, “I hate the vet”, “Oops, I did it again”, “Let me in”, and “Red dot, red dot”, this collection of laugh-out-loud poems offers a cat’s view on common wacky and exasperating feline behavior. It’s the perfect gift for crazy cat lovers who appreciate hilarious insights into the feline nature.

Buy the book here

About the Author
Rosa Silva is the author of “I’m Not Sorry: Poems by Cats” and “Stop Meowing and Go the F*ck to Sleep“. When she’s not working on her next book, you can find her reading, travelling, or writing the next post for her blog Cat Lady Confidential. She shares her home with (surprisingly) just one cat.


Melissa Lapierre from Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
“It goes without saying that every cat parent reading this poetry collection is going to see their precious little fur balls between the pages. Rosa Silva, the voice behind the Cat Lady Confidential blog, knows cats and this humorous look at their antics written by the kitties themselves as they delight in their mischief, is sure to put a smile on the face of every cat lover.”

Caren Gittleman from Cat Chat With Caren and Cody
”Anyone and everyone who has ever lived with, loved (and sometimes hated) their cat, can relate to this book! (…) Don’t let the size of this book fool you, it might be small, but the content is purr pure genius! It’s not easy for these kitties to convey their mischief as poems and they are purrfectly written.”

To read more about the book, including more poems from the book, stop by this page.

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  1. It sounds like I should read this book right now.

  2. These are great! The poem "sometimes I hate you, sometimes I love you..." is my cat Shadow spot on. She nip me and then lick me. Purr and love on me and then attack! Ha! I'll have to pick this one up.

  3. Whilst not a poem person, I most definitely am a cat person and as such this collection really appeals to me.

  4. Thanks for such a great review of my book Michelle! I'm really happy that you had a fun time reading it!

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