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Cat-echisms

Fundamentals of Feline Faith

Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman; Photographs by Susan Burnstine

St. Martin's Griffin

Everyone knows cats think they’re so special.

But how can they explain why to mere humans?

Where do cats get their sense of superiority?  How do they manipulate us so easily? Cat-echisms answers these eternal feline questions in an easy question-and-answer form.  The result?  A privileged peek inside the feline brain. In the process, cat owners--and even those who admire cats from afar--are entertained as well as enlightened.  Fully illustrated with delightful photos of haughty (and gorgeous) cats, Cat-echisms collects the fundamental tenets of feline existence as if in a handbook to be given to all kitties at birth.  Thus, for example, we read:

Q: Who is the most perfect creature in the household?

A: I am the most perfect creature in the household.

Q: Why are you the most perfect creature in the household?

A:  I am the most perfect creature in the household because I am beautiful and exquisite and move in divine silence.


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  1. LESSON THE FIRSTON THE DIVINITY AND QUASI-DIVINITY OF CATS
 
 I AM NOT HERE TO AMUSE YOUQ. Are you here to amuse humans?A. I am not here to amuse humans.Q. Then why do you exist?A. I exist to cause sniffling, sneezing, wheezing, and hives to humans who are allergic to my sacred dander.Q. Why is your dander sacred?A. My dander is sacred because it consists of dead flakes of my precious skin and dried bits of my divine saliva.Q. What if I’m not allergic?A. Then you are free to worship me.CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF MY DIVINE SENSE OF FOCUSQ. How are you able to achieve
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman; Photographs by Susan Burnstine

  • Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman are the authors of Yiddish With Dick and Jane, Yiddish With George and Laura, How to Raise a Jewish Dog, and How to Profit From the Coming Rapture. Ellis Weiner is also the author of The Joy of Worry, Drop Dead, My Lovely, The Big Boat to Bye-Bye, and Santa Lives!  Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus.
    Barbara Davilman is the editor, along with Liz Dubelman, of What Was I Thinking? 

  • Barbara Davilman Ellis Weiner
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Cat-echisms

Fundamentals of Feline Faith

Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman; Photographs by Susan Burnstine

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