I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats
In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behaviour to ignorant humans.
With title ...more
i am glum no longer!! it is cats!! writing poems!! real cats!! with pictures of cats!! this calls to me like candy!! i exclaim!!
some of the cats are better at writing poems than others, to be sure, and they are written in a variety of forms, showi ...more
Though perhaps this collection poses more questions than answers, it is thoroughly enjoyable. I mean, to see into the inner thoughts of a feline and really feel their ...more
My plan for this evening was to read the second volume of Locke and Key - but then this happened . . .
So I decided to give I Could Pee on This a gander in order to prevent interrupting the cat's 14th nap of the day.
Many of you are probably aware that I really like odd little books. You may also know that I have a fondness for animals - both living and dead. What you may be worried about is what happens to my pets when they cross over ...more
"T. S Eliot, eat yer heart out." - Maslow the Wonder Cat
"A book of great social relevance...because I peed on it." - Ashley
"The book needs more poems and less fur" - Mojo Jojo the Sphinx
"Screw the book. Where's dinner?" - Fanci
This is a very funny book with poems by very talented cats, who actually know how to spell. Each poem catches a particular feline nuance that will be instantly recognizable to t ...more
WHAT ARE YOU READING? WHY AREN'T YOU STARING AT ME? Maybe if I get between you and that book you'll look at me instead. Why are you laughing. I didn't do anything funny? Go clean my litter box or I'll poop next to it again. Oops I already did. I guess I'll just go over here and lick myself. I'll try to get between you and the book again. I want attention, I want attention, I want attention. Did I scratch you? Well, good, you deserved it.
Oh you're done? YAY! S ...more
One of my favorites was:
WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING?...more
Why are you screaming?
What did I do wrong?
Why are you crying?
How can I make it right?
Would you like it in a different color?
Would you like it in a different size?
Would you like it in a different room?
I just wanted to show my love
I just wan
Unlike heavy “people” books, which delicate felines might have trouble grasping in their paws, this poetry collection is petite and dainty.
Just like kitty.
Honestly I don’t know I would pay $12.95 U.S. for the pleasure of reading the inner musings of my cat’s mind, even cast down as it is in brilliant punctuation-free print, but it was still hysterically fun to look through.
The assembled cat poets w ...more
Over many decades of living with these supreme creatures, I have received many little gifts....alive and dead, have witnessed quite a few hairball episodes, and caught Maggie just a week ago dipping her paw into my just poured glass of milk. (they are so dam fast and sneaky) My favorite verse besides "Nudge" is "I'm Not Paranoid"...... if...more
I could not eat it.
Very nice to rub my face and butt against.
Oh. The human says I should write more. She seemed fairly amused by it. All I know is, she was enjoying something that wasn't me. I planted myself on her chest and stuck my butt in her face to remind her of the glory of my furry hindquarters in com ...more
And hear your every happy sigh
I gaze into your two kind eyes
And wonder, "Who is that?"
- Cat Epigram
Who could resist a title like I Could Pee on This And Other Poems by Cats? Not this reader. I picked this up for the LOLs, but honestly, I have to say, some of it makes rather good poetry as well. I think I'm going to have to buy this.
I had intended to do a more serious/parody lit crit kind of review, but my spunk seems to have deserted me today. Maybe on a re ...more
The aloof but dear, brilliant creatures tell us all about their adventures with toys and why they end up tearing the house apa ...more
It was a good decision because the laughter didn't stop when I got it home. This collection of poems is funny, sweet, and so very accurate when it comes to describing the behavior of cats.
My favorite poem is probably "Closed Do ...more
I lick your nose
I lick your nose again
I drag my claws down your eyelids
Oh, you're up? Feed me
There are various mentions of urine and I recall one mention of sex, b ...more
One thing that I didn't realize because I got this book from my library. Another reviewer stated that this book is $12.95. THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD PAY THIS AMOUNT FOR THIS BOOK. It was c ...more
This little book of poetry delighted me. I mean, it's written by cats! How awesome is that? We are treated to such gems as 'I Lick Your Nose,' 'Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs' and 'That Top Shelf'. It's way too cute! And it has pictures as well! Even though this book was priced just as high as the full-length novels I usually buy, I just couldn't help myself.
True, after a while the poems got a bit formulaic. They started out all cute, thoughtfu ...more
I Could Pee on This is a poetry book where every poem is written from a cat's point of view. This was a fresh look at poetry and was done different than most poetry books i have read. I am not a fan of poetry at all, but i do loves cats. So i figured that this book would help me enjoy poetry more. The poems are witty and hilarious. They are simple in speech but show the complexity of the mind of the cat.
I really think this book would be great for young adults who are getting int ...more
I could lie by your side for the rest
of our lives
I think I’ll walk away right now
I could let you pet me for
a hundred years
I think we need some time apart
I could be kissed a thousand
I think I’m needed somewhere else
I could sit on your lap forever
I said I could sit on your lap forever
Don’t you even think of trying to get up
Well, you should have gone
to the bathroom beforehand
Because forever is a very, very long time
Did you really think
That you could hide fish in rice?
Oh, the green paste burns!
(The green paste doesn't look so hot in the litter ...more
I feel sure that author Francesco Marciuliano was a cat in another life for he captures the essence of the feline incredibly well; ...more
22 June 2014
The first thing that I noticed when I looked at the reviews for this book on Goodreads is the number of cat pictures that have been used (which is not surprising for an amusing book by, for, and about cats). Well, I guess I am going to have to add to the fun with some that I have found, such as this one:
or this one:
and he certainly does not seem to be too impressed:
I must admit that I discovered this book on Goodreads when somebody ha ...more
|Huntsville-Madiso...: Staff Pick: I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano||1||14||Mar 05, 2013 08:15AM|
Pens the comic strips Sally Forth and Medium Large.
Has written for the Onion News Network, Smosh, McSweeney’s, and had a play produced at the New York International Fringe Festival.
Served as head writer for the PBS series SeeMore's Playhouse (for which his script won two regional Emmys).
Was afraid of the color yellow until about age nine.
Tans a little too well to be tru ...more
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Did Kubla Kat decree
The the corn fritter festooned with medals
Shall make the brownies free
And so the walls turned to water
To let our sorrows drown
As the chairs burned themselves for warmth
So they need not face the clown
Then the spoons burst into song
And all the forks they understood
As I stared at my talking claws
Becasue this catnip is just that good”
And hear your every happy sigh
I gaze into your two kind eyes
And wonder, 'Who is that?”