Review and Giveaway: Letters from Cats

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I know we all wonder from time to time what our cats are thinking. No matter how well-versed we are in feline body language and no matter how talkative they may be, there always seems to be a part of them that they keep to themselves. In Letters from Cats: Hilarious and Heartfelt Notes, Stacey Ritz imagines what cats might tell us if they were to write us letters.

The letters in this book are at times charmingly funny, at other times heartbreakingly sad. From “Yes, I ate that,” in which a cat is very pleased with herself for having just eaten an unattended turkey sandwich to “Don’t forget about me,” in which a senior cat wonders why her family abandoned her in a cage at a shelter, this book will alternately bring smiles and tears, sometimes at the same time.

Enter to win a copy of Letters from Cats

For up to five ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the contiguous United States only, and ends Friday, May 15. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

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*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

56 Comments on Review and Giveaway: Letters from Cats

  1. Jana L
    May 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Sounds fun. Thanks.

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  2. Carolsue
    May 11, 2015 at 6:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d like to win because I am a cat lover and enjoy books about cats!

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 12, 2015 at 10:29 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Carolsue: If you love cats and love books…look no further! πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment!

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  3. Sue Farrell
    May 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I have had cats ever since I left home 50 years ago. Each had their own personality. One that lives with me now seems to talk to me so I think he’d really like to write as well. Thanks for the contest.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 12, 2015 at 10:28 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Sue: Thank you so much for your comment…you are right, every cat has their own unique “purr-sonality” πŸ™‚

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  4. Karen
    May 11, 2015 at 10:11 am (4 years ago)

    Great book for cat people

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you for your comment Karen! πŸ™‚

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  5. Kristen
    May 11, 2015 at 4:17 am (4 years ago)

    I have a friend who fosters cats and I know she’d love it.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Kristen: That’s terrific to hear! There are letters from foster cats included in the book, too πŸ™‚

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  6. Amelia Drew
    May 11, 2015 at 1:42 am (4 years ago)

    I love funny and I love cats- this would be purr-fect for me to win!

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much for your comment Amelia! πŸ™‚

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  7. Cynthia Southern
    May 10, 2015 at 1:02 am (4 years ago)

    This looks like a very interesting and engaging book showing us how letters from cats in differing situations would read. It sounds both sad and heart warming.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Cynthia: You are rightβ€” the book elicits a full range of emotions (from laughter to tears)…Thank you for your kind comment! πŸ™‚

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  8. DebiOco
    May 9, 2015 at 10:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Sounds like a sweet and creative book that only a cat lover could write. πŸ™‚

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you for your comment DebiOco! πŸ™‚

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  9. Marguerite Nico
    May 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm (4 years ago)

    I have always wondered what my cats might say to me. This would be the perfect book to read post-finals.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Marguerite: You are right! Good luck on your finals! πŸ™‚

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  10. Diane Mason
    May 9, 2015 at 10:36 am (4 years ago)

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I teared up just reading about it.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Diane: Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ™‚

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  11. Michelle
    May 9, 2015 at 5:54 am (4 years ago)

    Sounds like a great read.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you for your comment Michelle! πŸ™‚

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  12. Pamela Torgerson
    May 9, 2015 at 12:36 am (4 years ago)

    I would love to have this book and read a little bit at a time to my 100 year old Grandmother. We have always been the readers in the family but in this last year her eyes are starting to wear out. I love reading to her and making her smile.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Pamela: I loved reading your comment. It is so wonderful that you read to your 100 year old Grandmother. This would be a great book to read to her!

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  13. Lisa
    May 8, 2015 at 10:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh, goodness I’ve already teared up about β€œDon’t forget about me”. Clearly this is a book that will elicit the full range of my emotions which is a rare find. I look forward to reading it and thank you for the giveaway.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Lisa: You are right— the book elicits a full range of emotions (from laughter to tears)…Thank you for your kind comment!

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  14. donna
    May 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm (4 years ago)

    I love all books on cats and would love to read and own a copy. It sounds great.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Donna: Thank you for your comment! If you’ve ever wondered what your cats are really thinking…you’ll enjoy this book!

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  15. Renee G
    May 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to win this because it looks like a great book to take to the beach this summer.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Renee: This would be a great beach read— enjoy your upcoming summer vacation! πŸ™‚

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  16. Stephanie B.
    May 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love this book. Sounds awesome!!

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Stephanie! πŸ™‚

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  17. Betty Wells
    May 8, 2015 at 7:28 pm (4 years ago)

    OMC, I bet this is an adorable book to read and it would be a pawesome prize to win.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Betty: Thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚

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  18. Fur Everywhere
    May 8, 2015 at 3:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to read this book, though it does sound like some of the letters will make me cry. We get a lot of senior cats at the shelter I volunteer with – some who have lost their owners to death and others who are surrendered. It always makes me sad for them.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Fur Everywhere: Thank you so much for the work you do at your local animal shelter and for your comment. I have a special place in my heart for senior cats, too. πŸ™‚ There are many letters in this book advocating for the adoption of rescue/shelter animals…there are also a lot of letters that will make you smile!

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  19. Catherine
    May 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve often wondered what my kitties were thinking. This book sounds like a wonderful read!

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Catherine! Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ Our cats have so many interesting thoughts! My own cats (and frequent foster kitties) make me smile every day…they are always up to something!

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  20. Annabelle
    May 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I just love books on cats!

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Annabelle: Thank you for your comment! I agree…books on cats are the best πŸ™‚

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  21. Melissa
    May 8, 2015 at 11:22 am (4 years ago)

    Books & Cats, two of my favorite things!!!

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Melissa- me too! πŸ™‚

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  22. Cheryl R
    May 8, 2015 at 10:57 am (4 years ago)

    I’d love to add this book to my cat-related books collection.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Cheryl R: Thanks for your comment! As Melissa stated (above)…books and cats– two of my favorite things (I totally agree)! πŸ™‚

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  23. Judi Daly
    May 8, 2015 at 10:20 am (4 years ago)

    Nothing like snuggling up with a cat to read a book about cats.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 10:22 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Judi: I agree! πŸ™‚

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  24. Janine
    May 8, 2015 at 8:20 am (4 years ago)

    This book sounds really cute. I can just hear my cat Miss Kiki saying, yes I ate that. That little girl eats everything she isn’t supposed to. Just the other day I caught her playing with something. It turned out to be a rubber band, only half of it. I’m sure the other half went in the tummy. She learned where I keep them and actually opens the drawer to pull them and trash bag twistie ties out to play with. She’s a stinker.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Janine: Thank you so much for your comment! Miss Kiki sounds like she loves to play! πŸ™‚

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  25. Steve howard
    May 8, 2015 at 5:58 am (4 years ago)

    If I had a nickel for every time I wondered what was going through little furry guy’s head, I’d be a wealthy man. This should be a good read.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 10:18 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you for your kind words Steve!

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  26. Sue Brandes
    May 8, 2015 at 5:12 am (4 years ago)

    I love any kind of cat book. Really cute cover. Sounds like a wonderful book.

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 10:20 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Sue: Thank you for your kind words! Glad to hear you love the cover of the book, too πŸ™‚ If you’ve ever wondered what your cats are thinking…you’ll find it all in this book!

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  27. Maria Ringblom
    May 8, 2015 at 4:41 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely! And how about learning animal telepathic communication to get information straight from your cat?

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Maria! Thank you so much for your comment…our cats have so many interesting things to teach us! πŸ™‚

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  28. Alesha ol
    May 8, 2015 at 3:34 am (4 years ago)

    I love my 5 boys & this looks so touching

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 8, 2015 at 10:24 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you for your comment Alesha! πŸ™‚

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    • Stacey Ritz / Author: Letters From Cats
      May 11, 2015 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Alesha: Thank you so much for your comment! πŸ™‚

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