I was honored to have been given the opportunity of reviewing another book of Dena's back in 2010: Who Moved My Mouse? A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don't Need Any Help) Call me biased, but being a fan of Dena's sarcastic wit and spot-on ability of telling us what cats would REALLY say,if given the ability to speak human "language", I KNEW that Does This Collar Make My Butt Look Big?, an illustrated diet book for cats,(the illustrations were done by Ann Boyajian of the blog Cattywampus, she also did the illustrations for Careers for Your Cat), was going to be another winner. I wasn't wrong.
"In less time than it takes to cough up a hairball, you too can be fit, feline and fabulous!
Cat-tharsis has never been this fun!"
What did Cody think when HE read it?
Well, you will have to hear it from his own mouth!
Hi all it's Cody! I tried, I really did! Mom was supposed to review this book a month or so ago but I hid it, so well that she couldn't find it! Mom was supposed to review it yesterday, but once again, I foiled her! Until TODAY. when Mom found, Does This Collar Make My Butt Look Big? under the kitchen table, and I knew I was finished, done, kaput!
|Yes that is ME on the scale!|
I just used the quote from the book
with my photo
You see, for some time now Mom has been working hard at trying to keep me at a "normal" weight and basically, much to my dismay, she has succeeded. With the New Year approaching, Mom and legions of others will be making resolutions, or as we prefer to call them, intentions for the New Year, I know Mom's weight-loss challenge is high on the list, and NOW thanks to a certain Ms.Dena Harris, MINE WILL BE TOO!
Mom made me take the quiz in Does This Collar Make My Butt Look Big? to find out just what type of an eating purrsonality I have. Once I took the quiz, (and kitties it will be the same for YOU so watch out!), Dena Harris suggested different weight loss programs, that are listed in the book, based on my own purrsonality.
I had 6 A's and 7 C's which makes me a COMATOSE CAT ("Diet, schmiet!")who leans more towards being an ADD CAT (with my higher score being in the 7s)
The basic trait as stated in Does This Collar Make My Butt Look Big? of the ADD CAT is my weight goes up and down, up and down, (which happens to be true!) "I'm motivated to lose the weight until hunger kicks in." My supposed and true goal in life is to be the "last cat standing at the food dish." The suggested Diet Plans for an ADD CAT are:
- Paleo Diet
- The Zone
- Raw Food Diet and The Living Food Movement
To learn about these diet plans, other plans, and to find out what type of program would work best for YOU, you will have to READ THE BOOK!
Mom thinks it is funny, but we all no she has NO sense of humor, that Dena Harris takes REAL Diets, Diet Groups such as Mom's personal nemesis, Weight Watchers, Mom has gained back ALL of the 44 lbs she lost on the program, but I digress....who Ms.Harris calls "Weight Stalkers", and Jenny Craig, aka Catty Craig) and describes their basic philosophies in a way that will have you rolling on your back exposing your ample bellies in fits of meows, which we all know is laughter!
Mom doesn't realize it, but many of the diet "tips" that Ms.Harris lists in the book, actually all of them if you remove the hilarious "catspeak", can be applied to HUMANS!
"with laugh-out-loud insights into daily feline life, cat lovers will feel better about their own dieting and fitness struggles when compared to those of obese cats unable to avoid inhaling that can of tuna."
I suggest my Mom stop laughing and utilize these suggestions/tips/insights for herself!!
Kitties, there are exercise tips, a Bonus Section which includes:
- 21 Easy Steps to put your cat on a diet! (you didn't hear this from me! Mom made me tell you!)
- Top Ten Tips for Continued Weight Loss Success
- Ask Flabby Tabby
"Have a question about diet, nutrition, or how to get your favorite jingle ball out from underneath the fridge? Renowned feline health expert and life couch coach Flabby Tabby is here to answer your questions."
So my fellow felines , what do ya think? Have I piqued your interest? Do you think it is time you read this book before your HUMAN does? Why OF COURSE you think so! This book would make the PURRFECT HOLIDAY GIFT for the
You are in luck!
The publisher has agreed to have a GIVE-AWAY (18 and over only please), where ONE PURRSON who resides in the U.S. (once again my apologies to my international readers), will win a copy of Does This Collar Make My Butt Look Big? A Diet Book for Cats by Dena Harris, (a $12.99 value).
MANDATORY:leave me a comment telling me the name of the cat(s) who will most benefit from reading it!
THE GIVE-AWAY IS OPEN NOW AND WILL END ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 5PM EST, the WINNER as chosen by www.random.org will be announced on LUCKY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th! GOOD LUCK!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Dena Harris is an award-winning humor writer and author of Who Moved My Mouse? A Self-Help Book for Cats, Lessons in Stalking, and For the Love of Cats. She lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband and two cats. Visit DenaHarris.com for more information.