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.

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56 Comments on Letters from Cats – Book Review

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

  1. 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” πŸ™‚

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

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

  3. 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! πŸ™‚

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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. 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!

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

    • 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!

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

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

  8. 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! πŸ™‚

  9. 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.

    • 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!

  10. 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! πŸ™‚

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