With the holiday season upon us we’ve begun to think about all of the great feline related gift ideas out there. This has made us realize that there’s one type of cat-related item that we simply can’t get enough of at Paws On Your Heart… our favourite cat books. From heartwarming stories to informative information, we love all cat books, which is why we’ve come up with a list of our top 10 favourite cat books (listed in alphabetical order). Whether you’re buying a stocking stuffer for a cat-lover, or you’re looking for a book to read while you curl up with a cup of hot chocolate, there’s a book for everyone on this list. We are not receiving any compensation for promoting these books. This list is simply a compilation of books that we at Paws On Your Heart have truly enjoyed reading, and would like to recommend to others who enjoy reading about animals.
1.Buckley’s Story, Ingrid King (2009)
Buckley’s Story is about the relationship between a Tortoiseshell cat named Buckley and his owner and lifelong companion Ingrid. We love this book because it brings to life the amazing bond that humans and animals can have.
2. Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul: Stories of Feline Affection, Mystery and Charm, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Marty Becker D.V.M., Carol Kline, Amy D. Shojai (2005)
This Chicken Soup for the Soul book is full of heartwarming and humorous stories about cats all over the world. These stories reinforce the extraordinary human/animal bond that exists in the world. This book is definitely a must read for all cat lovers out there.
3. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Vicki Myron (2008)
The story of Dewey is a heartwarming true story about an abandoned feline who is discovered in a library book depository. Dewey is adopted by the library, and is soon able to change the lives of the people around him for the better.
4.Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, Gwen Cooper (2010)
Homer’s Odyssey is a fantastic example of how remarkable special needs cats can be. Although Homer is blind, he shows his owner and the world that he will not let his disability hold him back from being a truly amazing feline.
5.I Am Maru, Mugumogu (2011)
You’ve likely seen the YouTube videos of the cat Maru trying to fit into boxes of all sizes and shapes. I am Maru is the first book to compile all sorts of photographs of Maru into one place, which allows you to get an inside look into the life of Maru. This book has so many beautiful and funny pictures of Maru that you just might want to keep it on your coffee table for guests to enjoy too.
6.Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, David Dosa (2010)
Making Rounds With Oscar is great because it not only focuses on the amazing gift that Oscar has to predict death, but it also focuses on how he uses that gift to be a comforting companion to the residents of the hospital who need him the most in their last hours of life.
7.Simon’s Cat, Simon Tofield (2009)
Simon’s cat is a cartoon about a man and his mischievous cat. Simon’s cat seems to mirror any house-cat. This silly feline brings all sorts of laughs with his adventures all over the house. We love this book because it lets us laugh about the crazy things that the cats we know and have known have done.
8.The Cat Who Series…, Lillian Jackson Braun (1966-2007)
The Cat Who… Series has been a favourite of ours since it first began. These fictional stories follow the life of a reporter James Mackintosh Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats Koko and Yum-Yum. Koko is a smart cat who has a sixth sense for uncovering clues for Qwilleran to help him solve all sorts of mysteries. These books are a fun read, and after you start reading them you won’t be able to put them down.
9.They Had Me At Meow: Tails of Love From the Homeless Cats of Buster Hollow, Rosie Sorenson (2009)
They Had Me at Meow proves that through love and devotion, any feral cat can become just as tame as any other cat. Rosie Sorenson gives a look into the world of a feral cat shelter called Buster Hollow with many pictures and stories about the feral cats that live there. This book is also a great testament for the power of Trap Neuter Release, showing that it can make a huge difference in a feral cat community.
10.Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets, Dr Shawn Messonnier (2009)
As we are people who will do anything to help the health and happiness of our feline friends, we are always on the lookout for new ways to keep our animal friends healthy and to treat them when they are ill. Dr Shawn Messonnier brings to light the idea of holistic healing in this book, and reinforces the ideas with firsthand stories of holistic healing successes.
These are just some of our favourite cat books at Paws On Your Heart. Do you have a favourite cat book? Let us know what cat books you recommend in the comments section below. We’d love to add some new books to our reading list.