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The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior

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Cats know that adoration is their birth-right. Humans have proved this by worshipping them as gods since the days of Ancient Egypt. But despite their clear superiority, felines continue to be frustrated with humans' bizarre actions and incomprehensible desires — until now. In The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior, the great feline humanologist Professor F.L. Uffy advises cats ...more
Paperback, 2013 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by XC Publishing (first published October 31st 2013)
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Kath
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all the cat-lovers out there
I was happy to get a free ebook copy of this from the author in exchange of an honest review because I myself is a cat-lover. My first pet was a stray kitten named "miming" and we always have cats (and dogs) walking or running around our house.

This book was told from a cat's point of view which is amusing. I can't help not to think that the narrator is like Grumpy Cat because of how superior, humorous and straight-forward it sounds. Just like what the title says, this book is written as a guide
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Nyuel
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads program. This has no influence on my rating or review.

The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior is a humorous take on humans through the eyes of the "domestic" cat. It's written as a guide, from one cat to another, on how to effectively train your human caretakers.

Overall, I found this book to be pretty amusing. The cat narrator definitely had a superior attitude, which is probably to be expected, and I liked the feline perspective on issues like dealing
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Fabsolutly Fab Nylund
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This is one of the funniest books I've read in a while. Having a catty cat myself (is there any other kind?), I can finally tell what they mean and why they do what they do.
I've had many laugh-out-loud moments while indulging in the private minds of felines and the insight the guide provided is priceless.
Xina Marie Uhl has proved to be a great translator of cats' feelings and why they act the way they do. Whether you already own a cat or are thinking about getting one, this is a definite must-r
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Sheli Ellsworth
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who knew humans had claw envy? It's all clear to me now...it's not really the furniture I'm worried about. Ms. Uhl's book is funny and insightful. I had no idea I was up against such formidable feline psyches.
Stacey B.
2.5/5
Kingsley
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, audible, short-books
(Firstly I will note that I got given the Audible version of book for free, however I have tried to not let that affect my review)

Screwtape Letter's For Cats

Much in the same way that CS Lewis "didn't write" the Screwtape Letters, merely collected and wrote down the words of skilled demon Screwtape, Uhl "didn't write" this book, but merely collected and translated the thoughts of her cat. The book is a letter of training, from one cat to another, teaching them the finer points of their human's st
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Justine
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads-wins
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
When I saw this book for giveaway I knew I had to enter. I am a self proclaimed crazy cat lady and I was excited to see that I had won a copy. This book was just plain hilarious. It covered everything that I thought it should have while keeping me entertained. I love that it was told from the cats point of view. I also loved the witness accounts of the other cats that these issues had happened to before. My only concern w
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Tammy
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, fiction
This is a cute little book (it took me under 1/2 an hour to read). It is written by a cat to give advice to other cats on how to deal with the necessary evils of living with humans. As a cat owner I certainly could relate to some of the advice given by the narrator. However, as someone who volunteers at an animal shelter and used to live in an area with coyotes I did take some offense to the obvious prooutdoor living attitude of the cat narrator. The book was also illustrated with cute cat pictu ...more
Little Bee
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from audiobook blast (dot) com in exchange for my honest review.

I found this book to be very entertaining. I do not own cats, but I have friends that have cats and it made me giggle the whole way through. This book honestly reminded me of my Scottish Terrier..they have very similar personality characteristics!

This was a short quick listen. The author narrates the book in a very entertaining manner that keeps you listening. I look forward to listening to more of her books!
Marion Lovato
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely hilarious! Xina Uhl has definitely captured “the essence of cat”. As I was reading it, I could identify some of the behaviors she described with my cats. The way they must feel about our human traits is right on! They want to be the boss, and we need to fall in line! Their methods of getting us to conform will keep you in stitches if you know anything about cats at all. Delightful book!
Francine Zane
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book lacked. I really want to leave the review there, but that would be unfair. I have cats. I love my cats, and I find them truly hilarious at times. The third-party telling of how cat's think read too much like a technical manual and too little as true humor. That said, I did find myself giggling once or twice at a couple of truly unique feline perspectives of the animal we call human.
Sheila Myers
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pets, humor
Xina Uhl has written a book that reflects many of the things I figured my cats have thought over the years. This book is a humorous look at the mind of a cat. Whether or not you love cats, this book is highly entertaining.
Debbie
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet. This book is a fun, easy read for cat lovers.
Deedra
Sep 06, 2016 rated it liked it
This was cute, but predictable.Xina Marie Uhl wrote and narrated this short book.
I was given this book free for an honest review.
Jasmine
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I won this book from Goodreads Giveaway. Very creative and funny book. Love cats!
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Author Xina Marie Uhl lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and assorted furry and scaly pets. The setting of her first novel, NECROPOLIS, has been heavily influenced by her interest in ancient history. She holds both a BA and an MA in history. When she isn’t reading and writing, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and planning new travel adventures.

Xina’s available ebooks include Necropolis, T
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