man, i have really been disappointed with my latest batch of silly cat-themed picture books. on the one hand, the quality of the photography in this one is excellent, and while many of the captions are dumb,
that is just par for the course with these books, and some of them are genuinely funny.
but it’s just lacking that certain something that would raise it above the general fray of cat-meme books. most of the images are shutterstock, which takes a little of the soul out of it—part of the charm of these books is in the collaborative spirit of pet-owners submitting their own pictures, instead of the sad mental image of a bunch of bright-eyed interns scouring the internet for pictures so an easy buck could be made (not by them, of course).
but it’s hard to be too grinchy when there are cats in the mix, right? cats being in things where no cats should be?
cats contorting themselves into unholy positions?
cats i am super-worried about because NO!
the best thing about this book is very basic – these are photographs of some gorgeous cats, even when the photographs don’t really live up to the expectations of the book’s premise:
i mean, a cat on a ledge isn’t that unusual, but damn, that’s one fine-looking beast.
same with cat in the snow. hardly a novelty in places where snow and cats coexist, but i do like the cat-tail angel it made.
cat in a box – that’s pretty much a daily occurrence around here, and it’s not something that should impress any cat owner
but those eyes!
such a lovely creature, even though i don’t typically love white cats.
speaking of eyes,
again, not the most unusual place a cat has ever been, but i’m still kind of hypnotized by that creature’s beautiful fuzziness.
and i freely admit that this one freaks me out a little
what IS it, even?
and of course, there are plenty of bookcats, for those of you without instagram
so even though a lot of these feel like you’ve seen them a thousand times before (and you probably have)
there are worse things you could do with your time than looking at pictures of cats.
hope you have an exit strategy cats
three stars because beautiful cats are beautiful, but not the most unusual or impressive collection of pictures of cats in strange things. here, let me show you how it’s done:
see, i can be an intern! or preferably a millionaire. someone throw money at me, please!