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The Rules: A Guide For People Owned By Cats

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  297 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
People, you need help. Truly you do. You bring home these cute little balls of fur and squeal at its cuteness, declare your life complete because of it,and then get upset when your New Meaning of Life that you treasure poops in the bathtub or hocks a hairball into your shoe. You need to know the rules. You meed to know the truth. Max Thompson, known far and wide as "The Ps ...more
Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published by Inkblot Books (first published November 12th 2008)
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Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: animals
I got this for maybe .99 on amazon. It wasn't so much a "book" as a long pamphlet, but I'm counting it as a book! Anyhow, some parts were really cute. The author is the cat--that's been done a little too much--and it usually ends up being pretty humorous, and parts really were (!) but some parts were kind of on the lame side. I can handle that--and I did--but it got kind of awkward at about the 3rd reference to having something shoved up ones (the cats) butt. What? So the "stabby guy" (AKA vet) ...more
Barbara Fabricius (du Plooy)
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's light reading and good for a chuckle. Written from a cat's point of view it is really funny. I love the description of tinned food - 'Stinky Goodness' Being owned by a cat and from a human's point of view it is quite realistic, although I have never had my fur baby poop on my pillows or in my shoes - I must be doing something right.
Jan 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
I may have chuckled once, but mostly a waste of my time. And I'm retired...
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was just okay for me. I guess my main problem, is that it felt inconsistent. Starting with the cover. I like the cover, it is a beautiful illustration. The illustrations inside really don't correspond. They seem amateurish compared to the cover. They could also be seen as quirky and fun, but the cover suggests otherwise.

The content is all very tongue-in-cheek. Is it supposed to be written (and illustrated) by a cat or a human? It seems to be one or the other at different times in the b
Sep 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
In his third book, tuxedo cat, Max, has written a no-nonsense guide for humans on how to best serve their feline masters. The important topics are covered; feeding, litter box maintenance, affection, toys, new cats in the house, just to name a few, and all are examined and explained in Max's one-of-a-kind style. If you love cats, you will love this book.

This is one of the cutest things I've read in a long time. It personifies a cat perfectly! Not meant to be a "serious" encyclopedia on the care
Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: animal-pov, cats, humor
Max Thompson known far and wide on the Internet as "The Psychokitty" is an expert in all things feline. He has decided to help out humans everywhere to understand the ways of the cat. That with cute furriness comes hairballs. There are paw drawn illustrations and note pages to further assist people with their learning curve. At the end are included some letters from cats and their people who have written to Psychkitty for advice. A funny book. Though I must say that Psychokitty seems to have mor ...more
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Overall, a very cute book written from a cat's perspective on how we humans should be treating our overlords, er, ah, cats.

It a quick, funny read, especially for someone who's had numerous cats, and have had many things come to a sad toothy death.

My only complaint about the book was a section on neutering, in which it is argued that we shouldn't do this. I think perhaps that should have been left out entirely. Just my $0.02.

Preston Lee
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: independent, bad, horrible, cat
Immature humor can work when cleverly execution executed in a well-framed context that engages ones interest before and after the poop joke. Regrettably, Thompson fails on both accounts, with a painfully juvenile and repetitive parity in the most thought-deprived amateur sense.

Overall: a generous 2 of 5.
Marti Lewis
Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: pet owners and anyone who wants some big laughs
Recommended to Marti by: K.A. Thompson
This is tuxedo cat Max Thompson's 3rd book in which he writes about the rules for owners of cats, particularly for his owners (or the people owned by him). Hilarious with illustrations about what the cat needs from its owners.
Leanne Keenoo
Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Very short, mildly amusing book aimed at cat owners.
If you are a cat lover like me you will probably like it, if not don't bother!
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rated as 5 stars due to exceptional artwork.
Jun 07, 2014 rated it liked it
An amusing book obviously written by a cat slave. He offers some sound advice for living with our feline masters.
Theresa Williams
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i loved this and so did vincent
Jane Gehr
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Pretty cliched rendition of an oft-told tale. I was hoping for something more clever.
Lena Spoz
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tons of fun!
Andrea Kerr
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The most hilarious book ever.
Ruthford D. Benge, Jr.
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This the funniest "cat book" I have read. It is very insightful and definitely a worthwhile read. Give it a go!
fred rowe
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truly a cat point of view

I am a cat "owner" and my cats exhibit this catitude every day.It's bizzare,they demand and I love them completely.What's wrong with this picture?
Melissa Skerritt
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Funny and full of "rules" real live fresh dead shrimp I loved it cats are the best a must read
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“It is a source of pride for a kitty to have "Must Sedate Before Exam" or "This Cat Is Psycho" scrawled across his records in bright red ink. You should be proud of your kitty for inspiring such fear, and reward him with several crunchy treats.” 0 likes
“Ladies, yes you do look like a bed, and yes those do look like pillows. It doesn't matter if your nipples invert; they're comfortable, and while you are trying to sleep I am going to curl up on you and set my head on one of them. You might as well get used to that.” 0 likes
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