Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 2, 2023 by Crystal Uys
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.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.
Sounds fun. Thanks.
I’d like to win because I am a cat lover and enjoy books about cats!
Hi Carolsue: If you love cats and love books…look no further! 🙂 Thank you for your comment!
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.
Hi Sue: Thank you so much for your comment…you are right, every cat has their own unique “purr-sonality” 🙂
Great book for cat people
Thank you for your comment Karen! 🙂
I have a friend who fosters cats and I know she’d love it.
Hi Kristen: That’s terrific to hear! There are letters from foster cats included in the book, too 🙂
I love funny and I love cats- this would be purr-fect for me to win!
Thank you so much for your comment Amelia! 🙂
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.
Hi Cynthia: You are right— the book elicits a full range of emotions (from laughter to tears)…Thank you for your kind comment! 🙂
Sounds like a sweet and creative book that only a cat lover could write. 🙂
Thank you for your comment DebiOco! 🙂
I have always wondered what my cats might say to me. This would be the perfect book to read post-finals.
Hi Marguerite: You are right! Good luck on your finals! 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful book. I teared up just reading about it.
Hi Diane: Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂
Sounds like a great read.
Thank you for your comment Michelle! 🙂
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.
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!
Oh, goodness I’ve already teared up about “Don’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.
Hi Lisa: You are right— the book elicits a full range of emotions (from laughter to tears)…Thank you for your kind comment!
I love all books on cats and would love to read and own a copy. It sounds great.
Hi Donna: Thank you for your comment! If you’ve ever wondered what your cats are really thinking…you’ll enjoy this book!
I would love to win this because it looks like a great book to take to the beach this summer.
Hi Renee: This would be a great beach read— enjoy your upcoming summer vacation! 🙂
I would love this book. Sounds awesome!!
Thanks Stephanie! 🙂
OMC, I bet this is an adorable book to read and it would be a pawesome prize to win.
Hi Betty: Thanks for your comment! 🙂
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.
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. 🙂 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!
I’ve often wondered what my kitties were thinking. This book sounds like a wonderful read!
Hi Catherine! Thank you for your comment 🙂 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!
I just love books on cats!
Annabelle: Thank you for your comment! I agree…books on cats are the best 🙂
Books & Cats, two of my favorite things!!!
Hi Melissa- me too! 🙂
I’d love to add this book to my cat-related books collection.
Hi Cheryl R: Thanks for your comment! As Melissa stated (above)…books and cats– two of my favorite things (I totally agree)! 🙂
Nothing like snuggling up with a cat to read a book about cats.
Hi Judi: I agree! 🙂
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.
Hi Janine: Thank you so much for your comment! Miss Kiki sounds like she loves to play! 🙂
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.
Thank you for your kind words Steve!
I love any kind of cat book. Really cute cover. Sounds like a wonderful book.
Hi Sue: Thank you for your kind words! Glad to hear you love the cover of the book, too 🙂 If you’ve ever wondered what your cats are thinking…you’ll find it all in this book!
Lovely! And how about learning animal telepathic communication to get information straight from your cat?
Hi Maria! Thank you so much for your comment…our cats have so many interesting things to teach us! 🙂
I love my 5 boys & this looks so touching
Thank you for your comment Alesha! 🙂
Hi Alesha: Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂