Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys

Cat Calls Susan Logan Jeanne Adlon

Cat Calls: Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter combines two of my favorite things in one book: cats, and New York City. Jeanne Adlon has been a cat sitter in Manhattan for thirty-five years, and has cared for hundreds of cats. I looked forward to reading her stories, which range from keeping cats kosher and feeding pampered felines out of Waterford goblets to wrestling a determined cat for the Thanksgiving turkey and playing ghost with a psychic cat. There’s even a story about the time John Lennon came into the pet shop Jeanne ran at the time to purchase the big cat tree out of the front window.

What I didn’t expect was solid, common sense advice on everything from adopting a new cat and litter box behaviors to play time and scratching. With the help of co-author Susan Logan, the editor-in-chief of Cat Fancy magazine, Adlon, who is also a columnist on, shares her experience with all things cat.

Presented in a pleasing format, the stories and the advice are accompanied by charming illustrations. This is an enjoyable little book, whether you’re looking for stories from a New York pet sitter, or advice on how to care for your feline family members.

I’m giving away one copy of this book to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win this book. For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook, and post the link in a separate comment. This giveaway ends Friday, October 7.

This book was sent to me by the publisher.

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23 Comments on Book review and giveaway: Cat Calls by Jeanne Adlon and Susan Logan

  1. I am also a cat sitter and would love to hear her adventures with cats. And I love to learn new things tips about cats. Thank-you, Ingrid.

  2. Love reading anything and everything about cats – have a whole bookshelf of cat literature. Also like the idea of the “tips”. I foster cats for my local County animal shelter and deal with so many different types and personalities (right now, I have thee 10-week old kittens who are ready for adoption and a mom and seven 3-week old babies in the other room). I can use all the help I can get!!

  3. I’ve had a few cats over the years; with every one I learn a little more. Now, at 62, I have two cats and feel so much more involved with their thinking. But I always want to understand even MORE about how they are trying to communicate with me! 🙂

  4. I’d love to read this and compare Jeanne’s cat sitting stories with mine. Maybe I’d get some good tips on dealing with cats who do not love their cat sitters!

  5. I love to read anything involving cats. I would also appreciate any insight that I don’ have since I am owned by 5 cats. 🙂

  6. I’d love 2 win because I love reading and my favorites are books about cats. I love to relate cat behaviors and stories to the antics and shenanighans of our own little guy! He’s taught me how fascinating and entertaining cats truly are!

  7. Hello! I want to thank Ingrid for such a wonderful review. I hope all of you who want to buy Cat Calls enjoy it as much as Susan Logan and I did writing it–its a love letter to cats and cat owners (and available on for a great discount!)

    Wishing all of you and your wonderful kitties the very best—Jeanne Adlon, coauthor of Cat Calls

  8. Now THIS is something I would like to win. Why?? Simply put, one can never have too many cat books!! (and by one I mean “me” aka the Crazy Cat Lady)…

    I tweeted it also for extra entry. I know you follow me.

  9. I love learning about cats through stories from others experiences or experts advice. A book about cats blends my two passions my cat and literature!

  10. I would love to win this book because I love stories about our furry feline friends and love information on how to make them have fun and healthier lives.

  11. I still consider myself a newcomer to the cat world and could really benefit from reading about someone elses vast experience! I love my Misty girl and want to provide the best environment I possibly can for her.

  12. Wow, 35 years of cat-sitting experiences adds up to a lot of a cats, and Susan is a gem of a writer. It’s a win win combo, I’d love to read.

  13. I definitely want to win this book– so I can read it to Big Bad Baby Twinkle (who SWATS the cat sitter, follows the cat sitter around and yells at her, unties the cat sitter’s shoe laces, DEMANDS to be fed as soon as the poor patient wonderful cat sitter walks in the door), so that BBBT will see the errors of her ways. Do you think that will make her feel sorry for her cat sitter?????
    M…. O … L ….

  14. I would love to read the cat sitting stories. Besides creating cat art, I also cat sit for many cats in my New York apartment building. The book sounds wonderful.

    Deborah Julian

  15. That does look like a great book and I would love to read it. Nothing better than a good cat book. Big hugs to Allegra and Ruby.

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