Allia Zobel Nolan’s to be re-released book ‘Women Still (Still) Love Cats Too Much’ is A on target for us true cat lovers, and it’s LOL Hilarious.
- Would you as a crazy cat person insist that you feline be equipped with Mace before embarking out for the night?
- Would you throw away endless catnip toys until you find the ONE your cat prefers?
- Would you set up a no-limit charge account at PETCO or Cat R Us?
- Would you return a couch you bought for kitty to claw because it has the wrong pattern?
- You don’t turn over in bed because you might disturb the cat. (Sounds right on to me.)
- You make your dates take a ‘CAT’ (Cat Affinity Test). Sure would do.
- Or on a work luncheon date – you ask a client if you can have some of his blackened tuna for your cat.
This is just the tip of the iceberg – or maybe we should say cat-berg – in this revised book which was such a smash hit the first time around, that it is being re-released.
And we would be remiss if we didn’t give the cartoons, by Nicole Hollander, a Paws-up because they just make the Crazy Cat theme go to the top.
In Nolan’s publicity material, she says, ‘A when-is-enough (Never!) guide that helps women pinpoint the warning signs of cat codependency so that can course correct and get their lives back – should they really want to – combined with real-life examples of the lengths women go to please their puddies?’
‘I know there are women out there who try (many in vain) to cover up their addiction to pleasing their puddies. I’m one of them, So I reprised this book for two reasons: to throw cold water in their faces so they snap out of their dilemma and get a life (fat chance), and failing that, to let feline-addicted women know they’re a member of a silent sorority who find it impossible to look into their cat’s heart-wrenching eyes and say that callous two-letter word ‘No’.’
‘Women like us wouldn’t think twice about hiring a personal trainer to exercise our cats’ arms and legs while they nap, so the babies don’t have to expend the energy,’ confides Nolan. ‘It’s just the kind of thing we do, and Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much’ finally clears the air about it…I’m just hoping readers will find themselves in these pages and learn to appreciate and laugh at the things we do for love.’
When asked whether she considers herself, a crazy cat lady, Nolan comments, “the stereotypical image of the crazy cat lady is of a spinster in slovenly clothes, who lives with hordes of cats in a stinky house that looks like a bomb hit it. Other than the messy house, I don’t fit that category. Some may consider my over-the-top treatment of my cats ‘crazy’. But I believe if you are blessed with care of an animal, you should do all you can to make it happy and comfortable…everything.’
Nolan’s affinity for cats pre-dates the Pop Culture and Internet Craze over cats. ‘Truth is …Though I’ve always had an affinity for cats, my parents were really dog people. In fact, my mom really didn’t like cats at all …said they were sneaky. Then, one Christmas morning, a friend dropped off a box for me. It was large, moved, and had holes in the top. It turned out that inside the box was a white ball of fluff…the cutest white kitten I’d ever seen. I named him Oscar Pooke. Much to her dismay, the tiny fur ball followed Mother around all day and at night, sat in the crook of Dad’s neck while we watched TV. Needless to say, mother fell in love with him; father fell in love with in, and of course, I was over the moon. I was about 15. Ten cats later, I’m still smitten.’
Internationally-published, award-winning author of over 200 children and adults books, has outdone herself. Her two main passions are God and Cats. And Paws has reviewed ‘I’d Rather Be Cat’.
Hollander is the creator and producer of the syndicated cartoon strip Sylvia, and she blogs six days a week at Badgirlchats.com.
Published by HCI, The Life Issues Publisher, the book, to be released in October, is a definite Must for the Cat people in your life, or a gift for those people that may just not understand Us Cat People so well. ‘Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much’, will be avaialble where books or sold or directly from the publisher at 1-800-441-5569 or at www.hcibooks.com.
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