By Bruce Fogle and Malcolm Hillier
You might recall that a couple months back, I reviewed Bruce Fogle’s What’s Up With My Cat? Well, he’s written a number of books, most of them focusing on cat health and wellbeing (Fogle is a veterinarian, so you’d expect that). Then my human happened on this book, which he wrote with Malcolm Hillier, who writes about food and gardens. I can only figure that these guys must have busted into their cats’ nip while they were writing this because it is the strangest cat holiday book I have ever seen! Basically it is book about celebrating the holiday… as if a cat wrote it. And for a pair of humans, these guys almost get it right. You’ll find a wreath made of fresh fish, a litter box decorated with miniature fir trees, party dips with names like “Catnip Dip” and “Liver Mousse,” and my favorite section, “Diary of Destruction” (my favorite entry: “Carried off a death-defying acrobatic feat and successfully sent the tree flying across the room”). Included in this slim but entertaining volume are colorful pictures of us cats doing what we do best — looking good and creating havoc. Each page is a new surprise, and even though my human found it amusing, I can assure her that most of the suggestions found in this book are perfectly reasonable and worthy of consideration if you want to make your cat’s holiday especially nice.