Have you ever wondered why cats knock things off counters? Follow you to the bathroom? Make biscuits on your body? Well you’re not alone.
There’s a delightful book called Makin’ Biscuits that is a hilarious compilation of personal anecdotes from cat lovers across the globe that delves in the feline psyche to unlock some of the greatest cat behavior mysteries of all time. It’s full of story submissions from well-known celebrities, musicians, cat behaviorists, authors, everyday people and more. Some of their stories will have you laughing out loud, while others will tug at your heart, and some will leave you scratching your head in puzzlement. Ahh…the magic, mystery and joy of feline behavior! >^..^<
Deborah Barnes is the author of this 3-time award winning book, whose full title is: Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them.
Photo: Book cover and author Deb looking chic in full cat glam attire
Barnes issued an open call on her award-winning blog, Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles , asking readers to share some of the weird things their cats had done and the comments poured in. She heard from cat lovers of every lifestyle, sex, age, and occupation – bloggers, authors, celebrities, musicians, behaviorists, and more – all opened up to share some of the eccentricities of their feline friends.
Contributors include Vanna White, hostess of Wheel of Fortune, whose cat Stella is fascinated with opening closed doors, or blogger Sandra MacGregor of hairballsandhissyfits.com who was convinced she had a burglar in her house when she heard a loud thumping noise in the middle of the night – it was her cat, Amarula, carrying one of her winter boots up the steps!
Each chapter begins by Barnes narrating a story about her own cats, segues to “Mews From Others” where she shares anecdotes from other cat lovers, and ends with a “Purr Points to Ponder” section of information, advice, and tips to help cat guardians provide their cats with an optimally enriched environment befitting their instinctual nature.
Photo: Deb chillin’ with her seven cuddly kitties
Along with the entertaining peek into the feline mind, Makin’ Biscuits is also a serious book with an important message on proper pet responsibility and is filled with well-researched advice, tips, and solutions to help guardians ensure their cat lives an optimally happy and healthy life befitting his feline nature.
We spoke with author (Deb) and she graciously donated five copies for us to offer up in a contest exclusive to Purrington Post readers.
* Contest Ended
This contest ended on December 15th, 2017 and was available to residents of North America only. Entrants simply needed to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying:
My cat’s name is [insert your cat’s name] and the weirdest thing he/she does is [insert your cat’s unusual behavior]
The winners were chosen by Deb Barnes from all the correctly submitted entries and contacted by email. Be sure to read the hilarious entries below.
Deborah Barnes resides in South Florida with her fiancé, Dan, and feline family of seven—Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, and Jazmine. She is the author of the 3-time award winning book, Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them, as well as Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond, and The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary.