Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Careers For Your Cat", A Review By Cody

I knew I was in trouble the day I saw my Mom open a big envelope and out popped a book with a eye-catching red cover (you know, supposedly the only color that cats can see is RED. I am just full of fun facts, don'tcha know?). The title of the book was Careers For Your Cat. I looked around. I seem to be the only cat around here. I came to the conclusion that the book was meant for ME. What nerve! I HAVE a job! Mom has been out of work for 3 years due to the economy (or so she likes to say....ha!! Kidding!! That was a joke Mom! Feel free to laugh at any time!!) and Dad just retired in June. My Sheltie brother thinks he has a job, barking at every sound, object or person known to man.

I HAVE A JOB! Who do you think is responsible for Cat Chat? ME! I am the brains behind Cat Chat! Without me there would be no Cat Chat!

Well, with it being Labor Day and all I decided to pretend that I don't have a job and took a look at the book. This book is really, really clever and cool! There is no other book out there like this one! It was written by Ann Dziemianowicz (now THAT is a mouthful of kibble for ya! Sorry Ann! I had to have my Mom type that one for me! Let her get in trouble if it is misspelled, not MOI!).  Ann is a cat-coaching expert and a cat-career expert (a "cat career expert?" I never knew there was such an animal). She has helped all kinds of kitties get viable employment. That is pretty impurrsive!!

I had my Mom help me turn the pages and we saw a special test called the "Meowers-Briggs Personality Quiz". You take this quiz with your kitty parent (so they can check the boxes for you) and it tells you what your purrsonality is.

I think my Mom made a mistake when she was marking down the answers that I told her because it said that I am "Inert Introvert/Extravert". (I tested really close on one part so that is why I came out as Introvert/Extravert). The good part is that gave me more careers to choose from!

The book says I should be a Security Guard (sorry but we have my Sheltie brother for that!), a Solar Technician (yeah I do love to lay in the sun and show my belleh), a Software Engineer (I  love to paw around with my Mom's 'puter and printer) or a Product Tester. (I will test any product that is food related!!)

Since I love the camera and have a purrfect purrsonality my Mom and I think I could also be a TV News Anchor. I also have a special talent for  kneading so my top choice would be a Pastry Chef (I would love that the most cause I could eat my creations!), or I could put my magic paws to good use by being a Spa Therapist!

I also love to greet everyone at the door, shake paws and let them rub my belleh so I would make a good Politician! that I am thinking about it I don't recall there being any careers for us writer kitties! Maybe cause we furlance and don't bring home a regular purrcheck.....I bet that is why!

The drawings in this book are super cute, my Mom and I really loved looking at all of the cats with all of their various jobs. The drawings were done by Ann Boyajian who must be a  very clever lady cause these were some really funny and creative illustrations!

There is even a section for kitties nervous about having a job interview. It tells you how to have a purrfect interview every time and gives you advice to enable you to pounce on that career that you really, really want!

If I ever stop being the inspiration and brawn for Mom's blog then I might just have to try out one of the careers listed in Careers For Your Cat.

For now, for any of you kits who might be just lolling around watching TV, birds and who lie in front of the window sunbathing all day, you may want to get your paws on Careers For Your Cat so you can  bring home some bucks for some extra kibble or shrimp. Tell your human or parent they can buy you the book at or if they like to tweet on Twitter they can follow Ann @Careers4YourCat 

Now if you will excuse me I have to go and stretch out in my favorite sunbeam. Think I will take Careers For Your Cat with me so that I can hide it from my Mom. Don't want her getting any ideas about me having a second job! I "labor" enough around here, this is my day to relax, let HER worry about the blog for once!

Happy Labor Day All!!


  1. Hi Cody. Nice bloggy. I guess I'll have to have M buy me dat book. Ever since I had all my toothies pulled and ran up a bill as big as the national debt (whatever dat is), M has been telling me I has to get a job. I've already figured out dat I'd be a good lap sitter, Official Greeter for any business or home, and cuddler. But, If I'm to hire out, I'd better expand my list!

  2. Wow, I'm really impressed by you, Cody. You are so talented and versatile. Look at the careers that you can have and I'm sure you can master anyone of them easily.

    I think I should start teaching puppy Eva reading from now on and so one day she can read as well as you and find her own career in the future.

    Keep it up, Cody. However, please have a good rest before you start your journey!!!

  3. Hello Cody,
    As the oldest (and the smartest) cat in the house I decided I should be the one who responds to your eye-catching post. Besides, I don't think my mom can walk dogs and respond to your post at the same time so it is also my duty to help her out. I think you and I need to get together over a bowl of milk and a few cat treats so we can meow about our writing careers someday beclaws we have soooo much in common. I mean, why do our owners insist on giving us so many extra jobs to do when we can barely find the time between naps to help them write blog posts anyway? And to think that your mom is leaning towards handing you more jobs all because of this RED book is just plain ridiculous and purrfectly upsetting. Obviously the 2 of us are busy enough so I think I will pass this book along to my chubby younger cat brother, Buster, just to motivate him to get moving and start working already!
    By the way, you are a pawsome writer and one day you will be supporting your mom and dad while working in the newsroom. I'm just sure of it!
    Your tabby cat friend,

  4. I love the massage picture! That is so cute. Alex, my cat, thinks his purr-fect career would be an actor. He loves making you tubes! Unfortunately, he has been under the weather this weekend, so he hasn’t been able to rehearse, or work on his other options….

  5. I LOVE this so much! I've written blog posts about the kinds of careers my cats should have and laugh all the time just thinking about it. This book sounds right up my alley -- great review!

  6. Hi Mario! Since you are the perfect "gentleman" I think a job using your gentlemanly skills would be purrfect! I also know that all the ladies love you...I got it! You could be the new George Clooney of cats! (they could give you kitty dentures!)
    Thanks for reading and for commenting!

  7. Hi Priscilla!
    I love when my Mom shows me pictures of Eva on your blog. I think Eva could be a Sheltie Movie Actress (waaaaay better than Lassie!)
    I am glad you read my blog and thank you!

  8. Hi Ya Henry!
    Oh yeah, I think it would be great if you and I could get together and chat about what nerve our Moms have trying to put us all to work!! Leave that to the dogs!!
    Tell your brother I say hi!
    Love, Cody

  9. Hi Hilary!
    I hope your kitty Alex is feeling better, I am sorry to hear he is feeling under the weather.
    I am glad you liked the massage photo but that photo is not in the book. Mom got it from one of the apps on other purrs, she stole it lol....
    Thanks for reading and for commenting! I hope Alex feels better soon!
    Love, Cody

  10. Hi Angie!
    Oh yes this book IS FOR SURE right up your alley! You will greatly enjoy it!!
    Thanks for the kind words and for reading!

  11. Oh yes, Pastry Chef suits me just fine. BOL

  12. Great review, Cody! Don't get too carried away about the career thing, though - never forget that you're a cat, and humans exist to serve YOU. There's really no need for you to worry about bringing home the bacon....although I hear bacon is tasty and some kitties really love it!

  13. Dearest Cody!!!! I am soooo glad to hear you are taking some R&R today, much needed I am SURE!!!! You have sparked my interest in this cute book, I love to read, and anything to do with a feline, you know I LOVE!!! Thanks for your wonderful review!! Mom must be soooo proud of you!!! I will let you know what I think of the book....Love you Cody!!!!

  14. lol @Shiloh!! Thanks for stopping by and for barking! Love, Cody

  15. Hi Ingrid!
    Thank you! Yeah you nailed it! My parents exist to serve ME! I agree!
    Oh boy I could sure go for some bacon right now, but I AM enjoying my rabbit!
    Thanks for reading and making me smile Ingrid!
    Love, Cody

  16. Hi Mary Jo!
    Thank you so very much! I know you will enjoy the book, you can have your kitty girls decide what careers THEY should have (but don't tell them I told you that!)
    Actually I have a kitty crush on both of your girls!
    Love when you read and comment, thank you!
    Love, Cody

  17. Hi Cody, Thank you for reviewing my book, Careers for Your Cat. You are too sweet.

    You already sound like a hard-working writer. It doesn't appear as if you need a new job. Hmm. You don't suppose your Mom wants you to take on more work? Nah, I'm sure she just wanted to broaden your career opportunities. She knows you're one smart cat!

    Enjoy your Labor Day Cody. And take it easy today. A little snooze in your favorite sunbeam sounds like a great idea!

    --Ann Dziemianowicz

  18. Hi Ann! You are very welcome! I am so happy my Mom had me read it and let me write the review!
    I know my Mom would LOVE some more work (maybe I should write a book called Careers For Your Kitty Mama, MOL)...she definitely would love some more writing work but as for me I would rather just snooze in my sunbeam!
    Thanks for writing such an interesting and fun book!
    Love, Cody


  20. Oh wow, cat! I sure u best cat for any job ever. :)

  21. Hi QT!! You are such a pretty step-sister! Thanks! My Mom and I say thanks for reading and for commenting and for your nice words!
    We love you! Cody and Cody's Mom!

  22. Hi Keisha!
    Thank you!!! I just want to be a writer cat, thanks so much for reading!Love, Cody

  23. OMG Cody, first of all writing must be hereditary- or at the very least environmental, you and mom are truly gifted!!! Thanks for the laugh of the day :) Ms. Z.

  24. Thank you Ms.Z!! My Mom and I BOTH thank you!!!

    Love, Cody