Monday, July 8, 2019

Cat vs. Dog: The Pet Diaries 1 by Rosa Silva (A Fun Book for Bi-Petual Pet Owners!)

Hear that sound? That sound is me whacking myself in the head after reading yet another "why didn't I think of this!?" entertaining, witty and laugh-out-loud book written by author/ blogger, Rosa Silva.

Rosa has an uncanny ability to take a simple topic that millions of pet people can relate to, write about what the pet people either are already thinking about, wondering about or living with daily, and infuse it with her insight and humor, (sometimes snarky humor which makes whatever she writes that much more fun.)  In order to write about BOTH cats and dogs the writer would have to have a clear understanding of what makes BOTH animals "tick" and Rosa possess that talent in spades!


ABOUT CAT VS DOG, THE PET DIARIES 1 BY ROSA SILVA: "Oliver, the cat, is the boss of the house. When his owner, Claire, brings home a dog she adopted from the shelter, Oliver decides to do anything to get rid of the dog. Will the cat succeed in getting the dog out of the house or will they become friends? Read along as Oliver the cat and Max the dog write down their diary entries that perfectly depict their completely different personalities and opposing views of the world."

I ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT of this super fast read and the accompanying illustrations by Diana Necsulescu were just purrfect.  Cat vs Dog is a fun book to gift any pet household that is "bi-petual" (has cats and dogs who reside there)  Cats and dogs definitely have their own way of communicating and if they could speak in human words, I believe that their outlook on life and their experiences would be pretty darned close to what  Rosa has imagined they would be. Being the pet parent to a cat and a dog, reading Cat vs Dog, The Pet Diaries 1 reminded me of the day our Sheltie, Dakota joined our family. Our cat, Cody, had been the sole pet for approximately 3 months before the infiltrator entered our domain. I can only imagine what he was thinking that infamous first day when he circled Dakota's crate and hissed at him for the first and only time of his life. Reading Rosa's book made me wonder, could there be two secret diaries  hidden around here that were written by MY cat and dog? If not, I am excited to follow the continuing saga between Oliver and Max that is certain to be coming in the future!


  • Adults will definitely laugh at the humor in this book and it would be a fun read for children as well. It's "CATABULOUS" and "BARK OUT LOUD" funny!
  • Will Oliver the cat and Max the dog EVER become friends, or will Oliver have his way and have Max removed from their home? I won't tell! You will have to read the book to find out! 
  • I give it a resounding 4 PAWS, (WAIT! MAKE THAT 8 PAWS if you include Dakota's paws) UP!!


AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
along with the two other books she has written!
My review of Stop Meowing and Go the F*ck to Sleep
My review of  I'm Not Sorry:Poems by Cats
You can also find Rosa on her My Book Fetish blog.


About the Author

"Rosa Silva is an author and a self-confessed book nerd with a soft spot for cats. She lives in Portugal, where she shares her home with (surprisingly) just one cat"
In full disclosure: I received a copy of Cat vs Dog, The Pet Diaries 1 by Rosa Silva for free in exchange for my always honest review. I received no other compensation.

28 comments:

  1. We here are in 'that class', and just looking at the cover(?) picture made me giggle already!
    Tonight Pipo was just out of reach, taunting the pups, and if they ventured too close, (Not touching distance at all...), he hissed and grumped at them both, sending them scurrying, MOL!

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    1. Ha!!! LOVE IT!!!!! Cody does the same thing to Dakota and it totally cracks me up! He falls for it every time!

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  2. Dad and mom have their hands full with just me here, but dad can totally relate since he was raised with plenty of both feline and canine housemates. I think that may well be why he loves cats so much.

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  3. This could be about our house! Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the review!

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    1. yep it most certainly CAN be about your house! You need to get it for sure! You are most welcome!

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  4. Dad had several pups in his life and would have one now if his life were different (Shudder). We better get him a copy to show him the error of his ways

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  5. Thanks for sharing your review. We are definitely picking up this book. We here at the office can't wait to read it. Have a wonderful rest of your week.
    World of Animals

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    1. Thank you and you are most welcome! Oh this is one you should keep in the office for others to read it when you are done! It's too cute and funny! You have a wonderful rest of your week too!

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  6. That one really does sound fun!

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  7. Excellent review, Caren. I'm sold. Will see if I can get a kindle edition.

    Jean

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    1. thank you!! So happy you are going to get it! I KNOW you are going to love it!

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  8. "Dogs and cats, living together!" one of my favorite lines from "Ghostbusters"

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  9. Sounds like a fun read for sure. They can get along and often there getting along is fun to watch.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Caren. Big hug to you and scritches to the boys. ♥

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  10. Looks like Miss Rosa has another hit on her hands!

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  11. I loved this one! I need to check out her other books!

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  12. That looks like a really fun book, Caren! We had dogs, cats and everything else when I was a kid, so I know I will enjoy this one.

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  13. Caren, thanks for doing such a great job reviewing my book! By the way, I got the idea for writing the book after seeing the "Cat vs. Dog - War of the Diaries" meme. It was so hilarious that I had to turn it into a book :)

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    1. Hi Rosa! You are most welcome!!!!! OMG I am even MORE impressed now that I know where you got the idea from! BRILLIANT! It also shows us to be aware of what we are reading etc., because you never know! An idea can come from anywhere! I so admire your creativity!! I love that book!!!

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  14. Oh sounds like a delightful read ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Sounds like a fun read! And perfect for our bi-petual house.

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  16. OMC dis sounds pawesome! Mama are adding dis to her reading list :)

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  17. As long as the dog knows who's in charge, all's well!
    Sounds like Rosa really captured what it's like and I know the housekeeper will love it! - Tom x

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