Review and giveaway: It’s a Cat’s Life by Howie Bingham

It's a Cat's Life

Scrapbooking has gone to the cats! It’s a Cat’s Life is an interactive book that chronicles the life of your cat, from personality to behavior, background to medical history, memories of special times, and everything in between.

This beautifully designed book is organized in a three-ring binder, which includes pages to write about your personal journey with your cat. There are places to insert photos of your cat, list favorite foods and activities, and more. There are sections for cat sitters and veterinarians. The cover features a slot to place a favorite photo of your special cat. Think baby book, but for cats.

It's a Cat's Life scrapbook

The book is narrated by Howie, The World’s Greatest Kitty (although I’m sure any of us would argue that our cats are the world’s greatest!), who found the human behind the book, L’Ann Bingham, when he was just 5 weeks old. They spent the next 13 years together. L’Ann wanted to create something that honored her special bond with Howie, and that would allow others to do the same for their cats.

One thing that struck me as I was leafing through some of the sections about favorite activities and unique behaviors was how quickly we tend to forget these things. After my first cat, Feebee, died twelve years ago, I spent a lot of time writing down every single thing I could remember about him. A decade later, I’m glad I did, because reading through what I wrote then brings a lot of smiles now at some of the quirky things he did that I had forgotten. This book would be a great way to record these special moments in your cat’s life as they happen.

It's a Cat's Life illustrations

In an age of digital photography, this charmingly illustrated keepsake is a lovely way to capture memories in a more tangible way.

I’m giving away two copies of this book to two lucky readers.

To enter this giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win It’s a Cat’s Life. For additional chances to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter Google+ or any of your other social networks, and tell me in a separate comment that you shared. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States and Canada only, and ends Friday, December 14.

For more information about the book, and to purchase, please visit HowieandFriends.com. You can also find Howie on Facebook.

I received a copy of this book from the book’s publicist. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

19 Comments on Review and giveaway: It’s a Cat’s Life by Howie Bingham

  1. Heather
    December 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm (7 years ago)

    This is such a great idea! I would love to win the book for my Ellie Mae O’Cat. 🙂

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  2. Cynthia Southern
    December 9, 2012 at 10:42 am (7 years ago)

    What a unique idea! I don’t have human children and had never heard of ‘a baby book equivalent’ for cats. I adopted my younger cat, Princess, the calico, as a kitten and have digital images up to the current time. She turned 7 this year. I would absolutely love to win this. It is about time for memory books for cats because they are babies (and humans) too or think they are. 🙂 It’s a Cat’s Life sounds like a wonderful giveaway. I have shared on Facebook and Twitter.

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  3. Julie Cresta
    December 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this book. To scrap my oldest kitty Alvin.

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  4. Julia Williams
    December 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm (7 years ago)

    That looks adorable! I’d like to win because it’s just really cute, and besides, what cat lover wouldn’t love to have a fun way to remember their fur baby?

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  5. Linda
    December 8, 2012 at 3:51 am (7 years ago)

    I have a new baby (he is now 8 month old) and I would love this book for him. Thank you from me, Mollie, and Louis.

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  6. Michelle
    December 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this book and really need it too.

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  7. Sarah
    December 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win this book. My cat Trouble passed away in 2004 from a mast cell tumor. Last year, my mom and I were reminiscing about him, and she said, “Remember when he used to get in the empty birdbath and sleep?” I couldn’t remember that at all! She brought out a picture of him in there and sure enough, he was a birdbath-sleeper. 🙂 It’s the little things like that that would be nice to remember and look back on fondly after they’re gone, and this book would surely help to accomplish that!

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  8. Lisa Barrett
    December 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm (7 years ago)

    What a terrific idea, to have everything tidily in one spot. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  9. Betty Wells
    December 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this book because I love books and especially cat books

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  10. Candace
    December 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this book-I have 2 and one who recently passed away. It would be nice to put the memories in while they are fresh.

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  11. Gail
    December 7, 2012 at 11:20 am (7 years ago)

    I would love to win this book. But then I would have to decide whether to use it for Wilson or Amara! Lol

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    • Heather
      December 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm (7 years ago)

      You know Gail if you win you will just have to buy a second one so you don’t have sibling rivalry going on. 🙂

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  12. caren gittleman
    December 7, 2012 at 10:29 am (7 years ago)

    I would LOVE a chance to win this book! I am sitting here thinking about if I should be lucky enough to win it, would I create the book around my Angel Bobo or Cody? Probably Cody because I have photo shrines, etc devoted to Bobo….I would make the final decision once I had the book in my paws! Thanks for sharing this gem with us!

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  13. Ingrid
    December 7, 2012 at 10:15 am (7 years ago)

    Sorry about the error – this giveaway is for It’s a Cat’s Life, and not a classy cat dish. Clearly, I wasn’t sufficiently catffeinated when I posted this…

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  14. MaxtheQuiltCat
    December 7, 2012 at 9:35 am (7 years ago)

    Loved the review of the book. It’s a nice idea.

    Have a great weekend.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

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  15. Kyle S.
    December 7, 2012 at 9:22 am (7 years ago)

    I’d love to win a copy of It’s a Cat’s life OR a classy cat dish! Lol. My boy Smokey would love the dish, and I would enjoy documenting my time with him in the book.

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  16. Marilyn
    December 7, 2012 at 6:29 am (7 years ago)

    I would like to win a classy cat dish because they are so cute and Nick would love one.

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