Tuesday 2 December 2014

Book ~ "Cat Capers: Catitude for Cat Lovers" (2008) Gandee Vasan

From Goodreads ~ America's 70 million cat owners will rejoice in finding a captivating coffee table book that is as purr-fect as their beloved feline companion.

Forty-seven percent of cat owners confess that they have more photos of their beloved Morris than of their spouse or significant other. Looking through the pages and portraits of Gandee Vasan's "Cat Capers", this doesn't seem far-fetched.

Scaredy cats, cat burglars and mystery cats inhabit Vasan's pictorials and are presented alongside humorous cat-classifieds, interesting trivia, and delightful musings on all things feline.

Vasan's work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London and has garnered numerous awards. He finds his inspiration in absorbing what he sees around him and transforming it into what he wants others to see. 

I enjoy reading books about cats.  This is a cute one that has a variety of short stories, sayings, poems, definitions and lots of beautiful pictures of cats.

Here's a poem by Eleanor Farjeon

Cats sleep ...
Anywhere, Any table,
Any chair, Top of piano,
Window-ledge, in the middle,
On the edge, Open drawer,
Empty shoe,
Anybody's lap will do,
Filling in a cardboard box,
In the cupboard,
With the frocks - anywhere!
They don't care!
Cats sleep anywhere!

Politically correct cat definitions ...
  • The cat is not far; he is mass enhanced.
  • The cat is not lazy; he is motivationally challenged.

A couple of the pictures:

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