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Paperback The Silent Miaow : A Manual for Kittens, Strays and Homeless Cats Book

ISBN: 0517556839

ISBN13: 9780517556832

The Silent Miaow : A Manual for Kittens, Strays and Homeless Cats

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A delightful manual which instructs stray kittens and homeless cats in how to obtain, captivate, and dominate the families of their choice. 200 black-and-white photographs.

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Excellent story beautifully illistrated!!!

Excellent story beautifully illistrated!!! A must for any catlover who knows what it is like to be "taken over"

If you've ever been owned by a cat you'll find this hilarious.

This book was written by a cat and the author is so familiar with feline ways that you find yourself believing a cat really wrote it. Fun, frivolous, and delightful, this book will make you howl. If you've ever been owned by a cat, you are in for a treat.

A Guide on How to Manipulate Humans

This manual for kittens, strays, and homeless cats was translated by the gifted writer, Paul Gallico, after it was typed by a wise cat. The result is alternately uncanny and heartwarming. Uncanny because I recognized every ploy that my cat, Duchess, uses to wheedle from me a life of incredible comfort, and heartwarming because it portrays the wonderfully affectionate nature of cats. After you read this, you will never again view a cat in the same manner. They are calculating creatures, but they are also full of love for you. The lessons in this manual are enhanced wonderfully by dozens of terrific photographs of a cat named Cica. Don't miss this splendid book.

gorgeous book for cat slaves

A sweet little book which will have some cat owners squirming, as they realise just exactly how far their beloved "pet" has them twisted around their little finger - er, paw. It's supposedly a manual for young cats on how to select their family and train their humans, and most cat lovers will recognise themselves as the "trainees"! The illustrations set off the text perfectly. I've found this an ideal book to give as gifts to my cat-loving friends, so sorry it's out of print. If you can track one down, grab it!

incredible fun

The Silent Miaow, Translated from the Feline and Edited by Paul W. Gallico.It's just exactly as fun as it sounds. The author writes about how he "found" the manuscript, then translated it. The book itself is a first-person "how-to" book from the perspective of a cat.There are chapters like "Tidbits at the Table" (go for the man first, then everyone will give in), "Take Over" and "Doors" (if you learn to open them, never let on, or they'll stop waiting on you). Some of it's a bit much, such as the way to butter up men. (And the "Food" chapter is positively Machivellian.)Since it's all in good fun (and occasionally quite sweet), I enjoy this kind of thing. There is some actual facts, but they never get in the way of the flavor: pure fun.Lots of black and white photos complete this funny jaunt. This book would be enjoyed even by people who believe cats _are_ controlling like this.
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